Optimizing Funding for Your Business

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Time: 11:30am - 12:45pm
Location:  Conf. Room A, Garland Chamber of Commerce, 520 N. Glenbrook, Garland TX 75040  map
    NOTE: Limited to 60 Attendees

Topics Covered

Advice for the Business Owner

  • Understand the types of business funding available
  • Match the right funding to your situation
  • Understand the costs and tradeoffs of different funding types
  • Access sources you may not be aware of


Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Chris Jones currently serves as Chief Credit Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors for Texas Security Bank. He began his banking career in 1985 with what is now Comerica Bank. While at Comerica he trained as a credit analyst, then worked in the Problem Loan Resolution Department during the last banking crisis. He then moved to the lending and business development side of the bank and ultimately managed the bank's largest Middle Market Lending Group.

Mr. Jones left banking in 1998 to run a turnaround computer software training company with locations in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston and Austin. He served as President of the company until 2007, when the company was sold.

He also served as President for Allied Capital Partners, a non-bank finance company, for three years. He was one of the original investors and organizers of Texas Security Bank and today manages credit quality of the loan portfolio while also doing business development for the bank.