Independent Financial Names Laura Rau as Chief Compliance Officer

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce the placement of Laura Rau as Chief Compliance Officer of Independent Financial. In this role, Rau will be responsible for developing compliance strategy, directing, and monitoring the overall compliance programs enterprise wide. Prior to joining Independent Financial, Rau was Chief Compliance Officer at Texas Capital Bank.

“Chartwell Partners is pleased to have served as the executive search firm for this engagement,” said Sean O’Neal, Principal of Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Practice. Laura is a very successful compliance leader with expertise at scale and great complexity. She is an ideal fit for Independent as it continues to grow and add products and services across its regional footprint.

About Independent Financial
Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independent Financial, provides a wide range of relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and individuals. Independent Bank Group operates in four market regions located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, and Houston areas in Texas and the Colorado Front Range area, including Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.

About Chartwell Partners
Chartwell Partners is a retained senior executive and board of director search firm. Founded in 2005, the firm serves a variety of industries across the nation. Chartwell’s Financial Services Practice, led by Scott Petty, has conducted more than 300 successful executive search assignments for over 50 clients during the last decade. The team prides themselves on their reputation of consistency, confidentiality, and long-term success of their placements.