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.


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