CHARTWELL NEWS
  • TransPecos Banks, SSB names Michael Kozub as President & CEO.

    TransPecos Banks, SSB engaged Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Team to recruit and present a new President and Chief Executive Officer. Chartwell Partners announces that Michael “Mike” Kozub, formerly with USAA was selected for the role.

     

    As an experienced executive leader and business technologist, Mike is well positioned to execute TransPecos Banks’ primary mission to provide clients with caring service and creative solutions that consistently exceed their expectations. Using advanced data and analytics, at both USAA and Nationwide, Mike has been a leader in innovation enabling his organizations to target products and services delivering an excellent customer experience. A graduate of the US Naval Academy and former Navy pilot Mike proudly served his country from 1995 to 2002. After his tenure in the Navy, he earned his MBA from Harvard University and worked for McKinsey & Company prior to entering the financial services industry.

     

    “Mike’s background in digital banking operations, data sciences, and change leadership is perfectly suited to lead TransPecos into the future,” remarked Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell’s Financial Services practice.

     

    Chartwell Partners is a national, retained boutique search firm specializing in executive leadership recruitment. Chartwell Partners was founded in 2005 and is comprised of expert teams to serve a range of industries from its principal offices in Dallas and Chicago.

     

    Chartwell’s Financial Services Team leads executive search engagements for Financial Institutions with $500M to $100B+ in assets, such as Regional Banks, Commercial and Community Banks, Private Banking, and Wealth Management Firms. Industry knowledge and network access drive the Financial Services team’s process to recruit senior executives for culture compatibility and leadership longevity. Chartwell’s Financial Services Team completed 32 executive recruitments in 2017.

     

    Learn more about Chartwell Partners: www.chartwellpartners.com/financial-services

  • We are delighted to announce our placement of John Turpen as Chief Risk Officer for Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI)

    DALLAS – Aug. 6, 2018 – Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ®: TCBI), the parent company of Texas Capital Bank, announced today that John D. Hudgens will step down as chief risk officer of Texas Capital Bank in September 2018 and will resign as chief risk officer of Texas Capital Bancshares, effective December 31, 2018. Hudgens will serve as a vice chairman until his retirement in August 2019.

     

    Veteran banker John Turpen has been named the new chief risk officer of Texas Capital Bank, effective September 10, 2018. He will assume the role of chief risk officer of Texas Capital Bancshares on January 1, 2019. Hudgens and Turpen will work together the rest of the year to ensure an effective transition.

     

    “John’s business acumen and commitment to developing a strong risk management culture have made him integral to our success as one of the fastest-growing and most successful banks in the country,” said C. Keith Cargill, president and CEO. “He has played an instrumental role in executing many strategic initiatives and strengthening the foundation of the bank. It has been an honor to partner alongside him for the last 20 years, and we wish him the best in his retirement.”

     

    Hudgens joined the bank in 1999 and became chief risk officer in 2009. Turpen most recently served as chief risk officer for corporate and commercial banking at U.S. Bancorp, the country’s fifth largest commercial bank. He led all risk activities for the $102 billion corporate and commercial banking division, which consisted of 14 business units, including lending activities, commercial real estate, fixed income, capital markets, international banking, foreign exchange and treasury management.

     

    Turpen, who will be relocating to Dallas, joined U.S. Bancorp in 2009 after holding a number of progressively senior positions in credit, risk and strategic planning at HSBC and Wells Fargo. He earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Drake University.

     

    “His leadership experience across the risk and credit spectrum with some of the nation’s largest banks makes him uniquely qualified to build on our successful legacy. We look forward to working together and know he will make an outstanding addition to our executive team,” Cargill said.

     

    ABOUT TEXAS CAPITAL BANCSHARES, INC. Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ®: TCBI), a member of the Russell 1000® Index and the S&P MidCap 400®, is the parent company of Texas Capital Bank, a commercial bank that delivers highly personalized financial services to businesses and entrepreneurs. Headquartered in Dallas, the bank has full-service locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

     

    ABOUT CHARTWELL PARTNERS Chartwell Partners is a national, retained boutique search firm specializing in executive leadership recruitment. Chartwell Partners was founded in 2005 and is comprised of expert teams to serve a range of industries from its principal offices in Dallas and Chicago. Chartwell’s Financial Services Team leads executive search engagements for Financial Institutions with $500M to $100B+ in assets, such as Regional Banks, Commercial and Community Banks, Private Banking, and Wealth Management Firms. Industry knowledge and network access drive the Financial Services team’s process to recruit senior executives for culture compatibility and leadership longevity. Chartwell’s Financial Services team completed 32 executive recruitments in 2017.

    Learn more about Chartwell Partners: www.chartwellpartners.com

  • Business First Bank selects Scott Padurean as Chief Accounting Officer

    Louisiana’s premier, forward-thinking community bank, Business First Bank, engaged Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Team to recruit and present a new Chief Accounting Officer. Chartwell Partners announces that Scott D. Padurean, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance Manager at IBERIABANK Corporation was selected for the role.

     

    Scott brings extensive accounting experience dating back to 2009. From developing new corporate accounting policies to leading communication on financial projections and results, this combination of skills rooted in accounting has distinguished Scott in his career. Promoted across several positions within the accounting department, he developed a comprehensive knowledge of the complexities of the accounting needs of an organization. His leadership and communication skills were honed by his frequent cross-department communication within each company. These skills were exemplified in his management of financial liaisons for corporate services, equipment and asset finance, capital markets, and loan syndication business units.

     

    In his most recent role, Scott has served as VP Accounting Policy Manager and SVP Corporate Finance Manager at IBERIABANK Corporation, Director of Accounting Policy and Research at Walter Investment Management Corporation, and VP Accounting Policy and Research Manager at Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

     

    “Scott’s knowledge of accounting, tax, and public company reporting policies coupled with his background of leadership was exactly what Business First Bank was looking for,” remarked Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell’s financial services practice.

     

    Chartwell Partners is a national, retained boutique search firm specializing in executive leadership recruitment. Chartwell Partners was founded in 2005 and is comprised of expert teams to serve a range of industries from its principal offices in Dallas and Chicago. Chartwell’s Financial Services Team leads executive search engagements for Financial Institutions with $500M to $100B+ in assets, such as Regional Banks, Commercial and Community Banks, Private Banking, and Wealth Management Firms. Industry knowledge and network access drive the Financial Services team’s process to recruit senior executives for culture compatibility and leadership longevity. Chartwell’s Financial Services team completed 32 executive recruitments in 2017.

     

    Learn more about Chartwell Partners: www.chartwellpartners.com

  • Titan Bank names Katy Wieck Lackowski as Chief Financial Officer

    Titan Bank, NA, a high-performing bank in the state of Texas, engaged Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Team to recruit a new Chief Financial Officer. Chartwell Partners announces that Katy Wieck Lackowski, formerly Vice President of Process Optimization at Beal Service Corporation, was selected for the role.

     

    Katy advanced in several senior roles while at Beal Service Corporation since her first role accepted in August of 2012. Starting as an Assistant Vice President of Financial Accounting, she progressed to Vice President of Process Optimization. Before her time at Beal, Katy demonstrated her adaptable financial capabilities as a Senior Audit Associate with Grant Thornton.

     

    In addition to serving as VP, Process Optimization in 2018 and AVP, Financial Accounting in 2012 at Beal, Katy was also appointed AVP, Controller in 2014 and VP, Controller in 2016. She brings a particularly unique point of view and technical skills that enable her to successfully lead a team and lead communications across multiple executive levels.

     

    “Katy brings both the exemplary financial skill and well-honed leadership abilities that Titan Bank was looking for,” remarked Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell’s financial services practice.

     

    Chartwell Partners is a national, retained boutique search firm specializing in executive leadership recruitment. Chartwell Partners was founded in 2005 and is comprised of expert teams to serve a range of industries from its principal offices in Dallas and Chicago. Chartwell’s Financial Services Team leads executive search engagements for Financial Institutions with $500M to $100B+ in assets, such as Regional Banks, Commercial and Community Banks, Private Banking, and Wealth Management Firms. Industry knowledge and network access drive the Financial Services team’s process to recruit senior executives for culture compatibility and leadership longevity. Chartwell’s Financial Services team completed 32 executive recruitments in 2017.

     

    Learn more about Chartwell Partners: www.chartwellpartners.com

  • Hillco, LTD. names Timothy S. Downard as Chief Financial Officer

    Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Timothy S. Downard has recently joined Hillco, Ltd. as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Hillco, Ltd., Mr. Downard served as Vice President – Financial Operations for Omnicare, Inc. and most recently Chief Financial Officer for American Health Associates.

     

    Hillco, Ltd. and its affiliates (“Hillco” or the “Company”) engage in primarily three lines of business. Through its pharmaceutical and medical supplies subsidiaries, the Company sells pharmaceutical and medical supplies to affiliates and to unrelated parties. Through its real estate and rental division and subsidiaries, the Company constructs and maintains long-term care facilities for affiliates, owns and leases residential houses and commercial property and develops and sells residential lots. The Company’s long-term care affiliates provide long-term care to patients at 55 facilities (approximately 7,081 beds) that are owned (38) or leased (17) by the Company. These facilities are located in North Carolina (46), Kentucky (8) and Virginia (1).