Capital Management

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Time: 11:30am - 12:45pm
Location:  Fireside Room, Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700  map

Topics Covered

  • Properly structuring your balance sheet
  • Types of funding available for businesses
  • Suitability for purpose
  • Costs and other considerations
  • Matching the most appropriate funding source to your business
  • How to acquire the right funding


Chris JonesChris 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, and then worked in the Problem Loan Resolution Department during the last banking crisis.

He further 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 3 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.

Scott SimmonsS. Scott Simmons carries more than 20 years of Asset Based Lending and Commercial Finance experience in his role as Senior Vice President and Business Development Manager for First Capital's Central Region. He is responsible for market development and new business originations.

Scott began his career with credit and management training at Chrysler Financial.He spent 10+ years with ITT Commercial Finance and FINOVA Capital developing asset based lending solutions for the technology and telecom industry through the Tech boom of the '90s. Before joining First Capital in 2005 he spent several years developing general asset based lending opportunities for TEXTRON Financial, and First Community Financial Corp.

Scott's tenure in the non-bank, commercial finance business has focused primarily on high growth opportunities in the lower middle market (companies with revenues between $10,000,000 and $100,000,000). These companies are active in organic growth, physical/geographic expansion and merger and acquisition activity. Scott is an active member of The Association for Corporate Growth, The Commercial Finance Association and The Finance Forum.