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Meet the business people behind the bank.

We know what it's like to start a business. We know what is required to make a payroll. We know what it's

like to navigate through tough economic times. We know what it takes to turn a dream into a company.

Let us bring the years of business experience of our team to your company.



Our team of experienced bankers know what it's like to start a business and also what it takes to run a business. In addition to decades in banking, the combined business experience of our team ranges from managing a startup software company, starting and operating a mortgage brokerage, taking on a business turnaround situation and successfully navigating to a sale of the company, to working in a family owned grocery business, starting and running a financial consulting firm, and operating a privately owned receivable finance business.  Further, several of our team members grew up with parents who owned and operated their own businesses. These business experiences give our bankers a unique sense for what it takes for our clients to start, operate and grow their companies. We have spent time on the "other side of the banking desk".

Group photo of the bank's leadership team
Image (left to right): Craig Scheef, Chairman and CEO; Drew Keith, President; Chris Jones, EVP, Chief Lending Officer, and “acting” Metrocrest Market President; Jamie Britton, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer; Shon Cass, EVP, Chief Experience Officer; Ben Parkey, EVP, Dallas Market President; Chris Benson, SVP, Senior Credit Officer; Libby Smith EVP, Mortgage Lending

The story of our bank start up is a good example of our own entrepreneurship. Craig Scheef left a successful career as Market President of another bank in order to research and  write the business plan for Texas Security Bank. He gathered a group of 13 other local business people who became the organizers of the bank, and began the process of regulatory approval and capital raise. During a perilous time in the banking industry (2007-2008), Craig led a very successful capital raise and began the process of seeing his idea, for a different kind of business bank, through to fruition by putting in place the people, systems, processes, capital and infrastructure that created the foundation of the bank we offer to you today.

Photo of the bank's three market presidents
Our Leadership Team, photographed in the new Southlake location, coming soon Fall 2022.

Board of Directors

Successful execution of any business plan is dependent on more than just direction - it's critical that the direction is based on experience gained from years of entrepreneurial success across many industries.  Our Board of Directors is comprised of highly successful Champions of Free Enterprise, who understand what it takes to nurture and grow a business, and what those businesses need from a banking partner.  Our Board is literally a team of success stories from construction, real estate development, finance, banking, and venture capital and funding.  We know what it takes to build a business and we have what it takes to grow a business.

Group photo of the Texas Security Bank's Board of Directors
Board of Directors: (Bottom from left to right) Leann Nabors- CFO, The Wright Group, Dennis Cail- CEO/Founder, Zirtue, Craig Scheef- CEO/Chairman Texas Security Bank, Chris Jones- EVP, Chief Lending Officer Texas Security Bank, Courtney Liddiard- CEO, Ball Ventures LLC, Gina Norris- SVP, Partner Relations, Matthews Southwest. (Top from left to right) Scott Miller- Principal, Miller Global Investments, LLC, Kip Kernodle- Retired, CFO & Director Allflex Holdings, Inc., Joe Shockley- Retired, CFO Southwest Bancorp, Drew Keith- President, Texas Security Bank, Chris Kirkpatrick- Partner, Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP, Michael Thomas- President, Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology, NTT Data Inc.
Relationship Managers


Kevin Taylor, SVP, Relationship Manager; John Levinski, SVP, Relationship Manager; Laura Jones, VP, Relationship Manager; James Harrod, VP, Relationship Manager; Michael Castaldo, VP, Relationship Manager; Denise Miller, VP, Relationship Manager; Preston Smith, VP, Relationship Manager; Kyle Harger, VP, Relationship Manager; Robert Kernodle, AVP, Relationship Manager; Tony Diaz, Banking Officer, Relationship Manager; Logan Lane, Banking Officer, Relationship Manager; Jackson Lamb, Banking Officer, Relationship Manager; Grace Shea-han, Banking Officer, Relationship Manager; Mitch Ryan, Banking Officer, Relationship Manager; Chris Shipp, Banking Officer, Relationship Manager

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