Bank of Texas has expanded its Fort Worth business banking team with the addition of Bryson Bowden and John Gerdes in key roles.
Bowden joins as team leader of the corporate banking team and Gerdes as relationship manager, both reporting to Fort Worth area CEO Mark Nurdin. The corporate banking team is focused on developing relationships with middle-market private companies with annual revenues of up to $1 billion and providing innovative solutions to meet business and financial needs, the company said. bank in a press release.
“Our attraction and the addition of Bryson and John is part of the strategic priority to grow our business in Texas,” Nurdin said. “Both have in-depth knowledge of the local business and social landscape, which will enhance our ability to serve our customers in a localized manner. We are primed for growth in Fort Worth, one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
Originally from Tarrant County, Bowden served as a commercial banker in the community for over 17 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. His community involvement includes serving on the Board of Trustees for Communities in Schools of Tarrant County since 2017 and chairing the Fort Worth Board of Trustees for the Association for Corporate Growth in Dallas-Fort Worth since 2015.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join this amazing organization,” said Bowden. “My goal is to engage, grow and grow lasting relationships both internally and externally with prospects, customers and the community. Banking services in Fort Worth have become highly commoditized and there is no shortage of competition, but I believe it will always be a city of people doing business with people and making decisions that are best for the local economy. I look forward to providing collaborative and consulting services and fostering relationships significant.”
Gerdes previously held similar positions at Comerica, BBVA Compass and Bank of America. He earned his MBA from TCU’s MJ Neeley School of Business and his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. He is a graduate of the Class of 2017 from Leadership Fort Worth and was previously director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Fort Worth and chairman of the board of the Parenting Center. She sits on the board of Como Lion’s Heart.
“As the old saying goes, ‘I wasn’t born in Fort Worth but I got here as fast as I could!'” Gerdes said. “Having lived here for 16 years, I see a city with tremendous growth opportunities, an open business community and a focus on selflessness and philanthropy that is truly palpable. I am thrilled to lead a team of clients which brings a wide range of banking products and services to local businesses.I look forward to putting my strengths in leveraged sponsored lending, credit risk analysis, and advisory sales to work for Bank of Texas.
About Bank of Texas and BOK Financial Corporation
BOK Financial Corporation is a $47 billion+ regional financial services company headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. with over $101 billion in assets under management and administration. The company’s shares are listed on NASDAQ under the Global Select (BOKF) market listings. BOK Financial Corporation holdings include BOKF, NA; BOK Financial Securities, Inc.; BOK Financial Private Wealth; and BOK Financial Insurance, Inc. BOKF, NA operates TransFund, Cavanal Hill Investment Management, and BOK Financial Asset Management, Inc. BOKF, NA operates banking divisions in eight states: Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas, and BOK Financial (in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri); as well as limited-use offices in Nebraska, Milwaukee and Connecticut. Through its subsidiaries, BOK Financial Corporation provides commercial and consumer banking, brokerage, investment, trust and insurance, origination and management of mortgage loans and an electronic transfer network of funds.
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