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Veritex Insurance Banking Team

Standing behind the Veritex Bank values of truth, transparency, and uncompromising integrity, the Insurance Banking team provides more than 75 years of combined industry experience.

With an in-depth understanding of the industry, our approach is relationship based with solutions tailored specifically to insurance companies and insurance-related organizations. In today's evolving market, insurance companies need trusted advisors to help navigate corporate complexities.

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Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Veritex Bank provides creative banking solutions to privately held companies that serve the insurance industry. Our clients span the value chain from direct insurance carriers to agencies, brokerages, MGAs, and TPAs.


How We Serve

How We Serve

The Veritex team has a broad range of knowledge and experience in the insurance space. Our passion is supporting these businesses that have complex issues that need time intensive and creative expertise, which include: 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructuring 
  • Refinance 
  • Interest rate/foreign currency exchange 
  • Treasury management solutions 

Our Clients

Our Clients

Our clients provide a broad array of services to families and businesses across the country, which include:

  • Life and health
  • Property and casualty
  • Reinsurance
  • Excess and surplus lines
  • MGA
  • Third party administrator
  • Actuarial
  • Insurance consulting
Paul Haney, EVP Insurance

Paul Haney

EVP & Managing Director

Direct: 469-547-4771

Paul has been a member of the Dallas banking community for the last 20 years, serving in various capacities at one of the largest U.S. banks, managing a banking division at a large regional bank, and leading a small community bank as president and CEO. Paul now leads the Insurance Banking Team at Veritex Bank.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He is a leader in our community and serves on the Board of the Dallas Zoo.

Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

SVP & Relationship Manager

Direct: 214-292-3572

Doug is an accomplished senior-level commercial banker with extensive experience and a demonstrated track record of servicing the insurance industry at both large and midsized banks. His concentration at Veritex centers around complex insurance opportunities that need a thoughtful approach.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance/economics from the University of Arkansas’ Walton School of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony.

Wyatt Blackburn

Wyatt Blackburn

SVP & Relationship Manager

Direct: 214-231-7265

Wyatt Blackburn brings more than 40 years of experience in launching, developing, and managing operations for a specialty property and casualty insurance company fronting platforms. His focus at Veritex is centered on developing lending and banking relationships with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry.

Wyatt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from West Texas A&M University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Eric Hagemeister

Eric Hagemeister

VP & Commercial Portfolio Manager

Direct: 214-231-7286

Eric Hagemeister brings more than 30 years of lending, underwriting, portfolio management, and regulatory experience with large and regional sized banks. His focus is centered on commercial and corporate finance with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance/accounting from the Stephen Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He actively supports local first responders, military/veterans’ groups, and numerous charitable causes.

Walker Frailey

Walker Frailey


Direct: 972-349-6204

Walker started his banking career as an intern in 2020 at Veritex, was promoted to analyst in 2021, and then joined the inaugural class Veritex’s Banking Development Program in 2022. His focus will be centered on middle market finance with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry.

Walker holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance/accounting from Tarleton State University. He serves on the board of his fraternity’s alumni association, Kappa Delta Rho, as treasurer.

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