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Vista Bank names Robert Bruce Chief Financial Officer

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Robert Bruce has recently joined Vista Bank as Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining Vista Bank, Mr. Bruce served as Chief Accounting Officer for Veritex Holdings, Inc.

Vista  Bank  is  a $393M true community  bank with  13 locations that provides  personal and  business banking  services  throughout Texas.  The company  was  founded  in  1912, based  in  Lubbock,  Texas and  formerly known  as  Security  Bank  before  changing its  name  to  Vista  Bank  in August  2008.  Vista  Bank  operates  as  a  subsidiary  of  Vista  Bancshares, Inc. The Bank turned 100 years old on January 25, 2012, one of only a handful  of  100  year  old  Texas  banks  still  operated  by  the  founding family. The bank doubled in size from 2008 to 2011 and will continue to grow and  serve  new  customers  with  integrity.

Expanding  East  and opening loan production offices in Fort Worth and Dallas most recently, Vista Bank continues  to  demonstrate  a  growing  footprint  and client  base.    While focusing  on  growth,  the  bank  also  remains  steadfast  on  delivering  the highest  levels  of  customer  service  by  leveraging  the  latest  banking technologies,   the   highest   levels   of   security   and   the   upmost   in convenience and service.

“Chartwell Partners is pleased to have served as the banking executive search firm for this engagement,“ said Scott Petty, Managing Partner of the firm’s Financial Services Practice.

Chartwell Partners was founded in 2005 by a group of global executive search firm Consultants who were interested in partnering to create a retained executive search firm with a more highly-engaged experience for both Clients and candidates. Today, the firm has a national Client base supported by offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia.  Chartwell Partners specializes in retained executive searches in four specific industries:  Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare and Industrial. With its Financial Services expertise, Chartwell Partners’ Banking Executive Search Practice has been engaged by Clients to recruit board directors, functional or industry experts, and senior management for Regional Banks, Commercial Banks, and Community Banks.