Executive Vice President
Brian E. Hobart served in numerous key leadership and executive roles during his more than 25 years in banking.
Brian is credit-minded finance executive with extensive experience in enterprise-wide, commercial lending portfolio and growth, and a long, successful track record in team building, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and change management.
Brian is the former Vice Chairman and Chief Lending Officer of the Independent Bank Group, Inc., where he was responsible for the lending functions of the publicly traded, award-winning $15 billion financial institution.
He led efforts to substantially increase portfolio growth–organically and through acquisitions–from $750 million to $10 billion while maintaining exceptional credit metrics. Brian was also the executive in charge of the Bank’s retail mortgage strategy, a business line that generated $1.5 billion in principal balance annually through correspondent and portfolio channels. He had direct loan authority and provided guidance for the organization’s risk management policies and procedures, including underwriting, decisioning and analytics. Brian was a key member of due diligence teams where he focused on loan and asset quality review of acquisitions. He sat on numerous bank committees, including as a voting member on the loan, asset and liability committees.
Brian earlier served as President of Independent Bank Group Central Texas, where he grew assets from de novo to $250 million and developed initial credit and operations policies and procedures.
Previously, he was an executive at two leading, locally owned community banks, where he led portfolio growth and management, prospecting and underwriting.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University. He is also a graduate of the National Trust School (Northwestern University) and the Southwestern School of Banking (South Methodist University).