Program Excellence, Diversity
Make Business School a Leader
This is the Naveen Jindal School of Management: a world-class post-graduate institution for full-time students and full-time professionals who want to gain business tools and use them well. The faculty – diverse, like the student body – is more than 200 members strong, and its research orientation means new concepts inform instructors’ teaching, becoming integral elements of the classroom discussion. Monica S. Powell, Ph.D., associate dean of graduate programs, sums it up this way: “We truly are the representation of a global management school in the U.S.” …Read More
History and Community Connection Make This Investment Firm Stand Out
Wealth Management Group Located at American National Bank of Texas
When it comes to wealth management, understanding the big picture is every bit as critical as attending to the small details.
Clients of the Wealth Management Group (WMG), located at American National Bank of Texas (ANBTX), can expect a breadth of services that will address all their needs and goals for each phase of their lives, including individual investing, corporate or individual retirement planning, and trust services and administration. …Read More
Finding the Speaker in a Haystack
Where have you been all my life?
It’s a question Gail Davis, founder and president of Dallas-based GDA Speakers, frequently hears from organizations under intense pressure to plan the perfect event that engages audiences and generates ROI.
In today’s market, businesses need to ensure their budget dollars are spent wisely on effective …Read More
Redefining the Texas Real Estate Market
Ask Johnny Schiro, principal broker of Icon Real Estate in Houston, how to maximize your profits when you sell, and he’ll give you a unique answer: seductive home marketing. It’s an approach that Icon Real Estate has practiced in Houston for the last seven years, and when you look at the numbers, you’ll be convinced that it’s an approach that’s working. …Read More
Revolutionizing Modern Money:
A Change Agent’s Approach
Robert Wechsler has held many titles: lawyer, small-business owner, and CEO. But when you ask Wechsler who he is, he’ll sum it up in two words—change agent.
Seven years ago, Wechsler became the co-founder and CEO of Century Payments, Inc., a payment processing firm based in Frisco, …Read More
Texas Capital Bank is #1 in business loan growth over the past five years. It has outpaced the largest banks in the country, which speaks volumes about its financial strength and unwavering mission to help businesses grow and communities prosper.
The bank works primarily with privately held companies throughout Texas and across the nation, serving clients from five regional offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Local decision-making and a commitment to exceptional customer service have earned Texas Capital Bank a reputation for being The Best Business Bank in Texas®. The company also recognizes the inherent connection between business and personal goals, and its Private Wealth Advisors are experts in private banking, investment management and trust/estate planning. …Read More
The Big Bank with your Community’s Bank Inside
In a recent interview, CEO David Zalman explained the strategy that has led Prosperity Bank to become one of the largest Texas-based banks.
Mr. Zalman, I understand Prosperity Bank is a large bank, but how is that measured?
Zalman: “With 248 banking centers and $18.91 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014, Prosperity is one of the largest Texas-based banks. This does not include F&M Bancorporation and its subsidiary, The F&M Bank & Trust Company, which we acquired on April 1, 2014. As of March 31, 2014, F&M had $2.41 billion in assets and 13 locations in Oklahoma and Texas. Each one of Prosperity’s banking centers offers our customers full-service banking with personal bankers, Prosperity’s ‘Real Bankers,’ who understand and cater to those customers’ financial needs. We offer traditional ‘hands-on banking,’ the kind of banking based on personal relationships that used to be the standard for community banks. In other words, Prosperity provides all of the products and services offered by a big bank, but delivers them at the banking center the way a community, customer-friendly bank serves its customers.” …Read More
IBC Bank Boasts Local Leadership, Local Decision Making
Community banks play a vital role as the engine that keeps our local, state and national economies running. Community banks help finance startups, expansions, and development projects, creating jobs and shaping our communities. In the case of small towns, they are the lifeblood of the community.
IBC Bank, built on community banking values and processes, is large enough to have a vast financial reach, but small enough to deliver personalized service. Founded in 1966 in Laredo, Texas, International Bancshares Corporation is a $12.1 billion multibank financial holding company serving 88 communities throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Despite its vast footprint, IBC Bank understands that to be successful in the industry, you have to know the communities and the people you serve. …Read More
Navigating to and Through a Successful Retirement With Endowment-Style Financial Planning
When the dust settled from the financial downturn in mid-2009, David Carter, CPA/PFS, CFP® enjoyed meeting with his clients to share the good news that they were just fine. Carter’s lifelong investment philosophy had paid off.
“I told my clients, ‘Look what good shape you are in because we did not try to time the market or run away from it at the first sign of a bad cycle.’ ”
Carter’s impressive resume as a Naval officer, university professor, Certified Public Accountant, …Read More
Protecting Clients in the Financial Storm
Curtis D. Blair, CEO
If you like uncertainty
stomach-churning) surprises, you probably like today’s stock market.
However, if you prefer stability and reliability and want to preserve the money you are using or will use for retirement, you’ll probably love The Blair Group. “Our firm assists clients in planning for their financial futures, with an emphasis on protecting their assets and guaranteeing a retirement income stream,” says its CEO, Curtis D. Blair. …Read More