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Veritex Bank Board of Directors

Board Malcolm Holland

C. Malcolm Holland

C. Malcolm Holland is the Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Veritex Holdings, Inc and Veritex Community Bank since their origination in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

He has been a banker all his professional life and has a record of successfully growing banks. He began his career at First City Bank as a credit analyst and commercial lender, and then moved to Capital Bank in 1984 as VP of commercial lending. In September 1985, he became an organizer and EVP of EastPark National Bank. Fidelity Bank purchased EastPark in February of 1995, and he became EVP, head of commercial lending. In 1998, Fidelity Bank was sold to Compass Bank, where he served as Sr. VP, head of Business Banking. In 2000, he accepted the job of President of First Mercantile Bank. In 2002, First Mercantile Bank was acquired by Colonial Bank where he served as Senior Lender. He was appointed CEO of the Texas Region of Colonial Bank in March 2003. Colonial Bank, a fatality of the great recession, eventually became a part of BB&T. Holland declined an employment offer from BB&T to start Veritex Community Bank.

Malcolm has a BBA from Southern Methodist University. He is very active in the community including serving as Chairman of the Operations Team of Watermark Community Church, and Past President of the Texas Golf Association.

Board Mark Griege

Mark C. Griege

Mark Griege serves as the lead independent director of Veritex Holdings, Inc.

Mark Griege has served on our board since 2009. Mr. Griege is a Managing Partner of Robertson, Griege & Thoele, a large independent wealth management firm based in Dallas, which he co-founded in 1985. Mr. Griege received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1981, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985. 

Board Pat Bolin

Pat S. Bolin

Pat S. Bolin joined our board in March 2011 upon our acquisition of Fidelity Bank of Dallas. Mr. Bolin is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Eagle Oil & Gas Co., a private independent oil and gas company based in Dallas founded by Mr. Bolin in 1976. Mr. Bolin is also Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive officer of Eagle Corp., Inc. Mr. Bolin began his professional career as a landman for Mitchell Energy Corp. in 1973. Mr. Bolin currently serves on the board of directors of Fidelity Bank, Wichita Falls, Texas and its holding company, FB Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Bolin has previously served on the boards of directors of Mercantile Bank & Trust and Fidelity Bank of Dallas. Mr. Bolin also serves on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries and the executive board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business and the Second Century Campaign Steering Committee at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Bolin received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in 1973. 

April Box 

April Box

April Box served on our Board from 2017 to 2018 and as a Board advisor during 2019. Mrs. Box is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Health System Foundation and Senior Vice president of external affairs for Methodist Health System. Mrs. Box holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Active in community and philanthropic service, she is a member of the World Presidents Organization, the International Women’s Forum, and currently serves as a board member for the State Fair of Texas. In 2013, Mrs. Box was recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Dallas Chapter. 

Blake Bozman 

Blake Bozman

Blake Bozman served on our board from 2009 to 2018 and as a Board advisor during 2019. Mr. Bozman is a Managing Director of Freedom Truck Finance, a secondary truck finance company based in Dallas. Mr. Bozman oversees the operations of Prattco International, Inc., a family- owned business specializing in real estate investments and purchasing oil and gas properties. From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Bozman was with Drive Financial Services, a consumer finance company focused on sub-prime auto finance, which he co-founded in 1995 and served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Originations. Mr. Bozman received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Southern Methodist University in 1993. 

Board Don Ellis 

William D. Ellis

William Donald Ellis, also known as Don, joined our board in 2019, having served as Vice Chairman at Green Bancorp, Inc. since October 1, 2015 and as Vice Chairman at Green Bank N.A. Previously, he was the Founder and Chairman of Patriot Bancshares, headquartered in Houston, and served as its Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Patriot Bancshares, Inc. (“Patriot”) from its inception in 2005. Prior to his time with Patriot, Mr. Ellis held senior executive positions with several other financial institutions, including Texas Regional President for Union Planters Bank in Houston and Senior Vice President Regional Retail Banking Manager for BB&T in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on The Board of Advocates of The Truett Seminary at Baylor University and is a former Director of Theater Under the Stars and Mission Centers of Houston. Mr. Ellis received his B.S. from Mississippi College and his M.B.A. from the University of North Alabama.

William E. Fallon 

William E. Fallon

This is Mr. Fallon's first year serving on our Board. Mr. Fallon previously served as an Executive Vice President at PNC Bank, N.A., holding various roles, including Chief Commercial Credit Office from 1996 to 2018 and Merger and Acquisition Leader from 2003 to 2018 and oversaw Wholesale Lending Originations from 1978 to 1996. In addition, Mr. Fallon served on the Executive Committee of The United States Golf Association from 2012 to 2017 and currently serves on the Executive Committee of West Penn Golf Association and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Mr. Fallon received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Board Ned Fleming

Ned N. Fleming III

Mr. Fleming served on our board from 2010 to 2013 and as a board observer since 2013. Mr. Fleming is a founder and Managing Partner of SunTx Capital Partners. He serves as Chairman of Construction Partners, NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Ranger Offshore. Prior to SunTx Capital Partners, Mr. Fleming served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Spinnaker Industries, a publicly traded materials manufacturing company, until its sale in 1999. During his tenure, the company transformed from a small regional manufacturing business into a publicly traded acquisition platform with a national footprint. Previously, Mr. Fleming worked at a Dallas-based private investment firm where he led acquisitions in the food and beverage and defense industries. Prior to that, Mr. Fleming was a Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, and worked for Fleming Companies. Mr. Fleming holds a Master of Business Administration with distinction from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University. 

Gordon Huddleston 

Gordon Huddleston

Gordon Huddleston served on our board from 2017 to 2018 and as a Board advisor during 2019. Mr. Huddleston served on the Bank’s board of directors from 2012 to 2018. Mr. Huddleston is a Partner of Aethon Energy and has served as Co-President since 2013. From 2010 to September 2013, Mr. Huddleston served as Aethon’s Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Huddleston graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science. 

Board Steven Lerner 

Steven D. Lerner

Steven D. Lerner joined our board in 2019. He was an Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at Green Bancorp, Inc. and served as a Director of Green Bank, N. A. Mr. Lerner is the Chief Executive Officer of TRC Ventures, L.P., formerly The Redstone Companies, LP. Previously, he held the position of President of Redstone Companies Real Estate, LLC and was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Redstone Companies and numerous Redstone-related entities since 1998. Before that, Mr. Lerner was a Partner of the Houston law firm now known as Schlanger, Silver, Barg & Paine. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas . He graduated with honors in Government from the University of Texas and is an honors graduate of the University Of Texas School Of Law, where he was a member of The Texas Law Review. Mr. Lerner is also the Vice-Chairman of Harris County Improvement District #1 (the Uptown District in Houston). 

Board Manny Mehos 

Manuel J. Mehos

Manuel J. Mehos, also known as Manny, joined our board in 2019. Mr. Mehos served as Chairman of the Board at Green Bank N.A. and served and Chairman and CEO of Green Bancorp, Inc since he founded it in 2004. He served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Coastal Bancorp Inc., Coastal Banc Holding Company, Inc., Coastal Banc Mortgage Corp. and the Bank. Prior to starting Coastal Banc, he worked for Goldman Sachs and KPMG as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Mehos is a CPA and received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Texas.

Board Gregory Morrison

Gregory B. Morrison

Mr. Morrison's joined the Veritex Holdings, Inc. board in May 2017 and has served on the Veritex Community Bank's board of directors since December 2016. Mr. Morrison is the Chief Information Officer of Cox Enterprises, Inc. and is responsible for all facets of the corporation's information systems and transaction processing requirements. From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Morrison served as Vice President of Information at Prudential Financial, Inc. From January to November 2000, Mr. Morrison served as Chief Operating Officer for ReaIEstate.com. Mr. Morrison earned his bachelor's degree from South Carolina State University in math and physics, and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Northwestern University. He was named one of US Black Engineer Magazine's Most Important Blacks in Technology for nine consecutive years (2005-2013), as well as Computerworld Magazine's Premier 100 IT Leaders. Mr. Morrison also received the Epsilon Award for Career Achievement from the National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) organization. Business to Business Magazine named him an IMPACT Leader for his commitment to the community, and he was inducted into the Public Education Foundation of Moore County's Hall of Fame. 

Board John Sughrue

John T. Sughrue

John Sughrue has served as a director of the Company since 2009. Mr. Sughrue currently serves as the Chairman of FIG Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of the Fashion Industry Gallery, a boutique wholesale venue for the fashion retail trade. Mr. Sughrue also serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Brook Partners, Inc., a diversified real estate company based in Dallas, which he founded in 1994. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Sughrue served as an advisory board member for the Texas Region of Colonial Bank. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Sughrue was an associate at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and from 1983 to 1985 he was a Real Estate Lending Officer at Chemical Bank. Mr. Sughrue received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College in 1982 and a Masters of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1988.