Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX) ("Independent Bank Group” or the "Company”), the parent company of Independent Bank (the "Bank”), today announced changes to its executive leadership to position the Company for long-term success and to best serve its customers, communities and shareholders.
David R. Brooks will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and will continue to serve as the Company’s and the Bank’s principal executive officer, but he will no longer serve as President. Michael B. Hobbs will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective as of October 1, 2021. Mr. Hobbs will continue to oversee the Bank’s lending function as well as supervising many aspects of the Bank’s daily operations. The promotion of Mr. Hobbs will support the continued development of the Company’s infrastructure and organic growth, while enabling Mr. Brooks to focus on the Company’s strategic vision and culture.
Mr. Brooks said, "These changes reflect the careful thought of our Board of Directors regarding the future leadership of our Company. Michael is a talented and experienced bank executive who has re-energized the organic growth of our Company. Under his leadership we have developed a new retail strategy, enhanced our middle market lending team, and strengthened our operating platforms. He is the perfect person to properly balance the need to continue building our infrastructure while optimizing execution across all business lines so that we achieve our growth goals.” Brooks continued, "With Michael’s oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Company, I will be able to focus on long-term shareholder value creation by guiding the Company to achieve strategic and sustainable growth, address positive social change in the communities we serve, and meet the challenges of a rapidly-evolving industry landscape.”
"I am thrilled about taking on an expanded role with this dynamic organization,” said Mr. Hobbs. "The opportunity to build on the foundation of talented, customer-centric employees and a franchise operating in four of the strongest markets in the United States is special. We have several initiatives already underway that will fortify our market presence and enhance our customer experiences.”
Mr. Hobbs previously served as Independent Bank Group’s Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer. Mr. Hobbs has over 25 years of experience in the banking and investment banking sectors, which began with Bank of America – Dallas in the early 1990’s. Mr. Hobbs previously served as President and Director of Guaranty Bank & Trust, which the Company acquired in 2019. He has been very active in the communities in which he has lived, and he has previously served on the boards of the Colorado Bankers Association, Downtown Denver Partnership and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation. Mr. Hobbs holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas Christian University, where he recently served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council.
About Independent Bank Group
Independent Bank Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Bank, 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/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas in Texas and the Colorado Front Range area, including Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.
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