DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three executives with Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) have been recognized among the 500 most influential business leaders in North Texas. Hilltop Holdings Chairman Gerald J. Ford, Hilltop Holdings Co-CEO and Vice Chairman Alan B. White, and HilltopSecurities Chairman and CEO Hill A. Feinberg, were named to the 2018 Dallas 500.
A magnet for corporate headquarters and major company operations, the North Texas region is home to some of the largest companies in the country including ExxonMobil, AT&T, American Airlines, and Kimberly-Clark. The executive talent that resides in North Texas reads as a who’s who in business. Dallas 500 provides an engaging and personal look at the people who have made Dallas-Fort Worth such a powerful economic force.
Unprecedented in scope, Dallas 500 is a yearlong research initiative by the editors of D CEO, named the country’s best regional business magazine for the last five years by the national Alliance for Area Business Publishers. In developing the list, the editors identified the region’s most powerful top executives across 61 industries.
White was among 12 banking leaders recognized. A native of West Texas, he founded PlainsCapital Corporation in 1987 and led the company’s acquisitions of PlainsCapital Bank in 1988, PrimeLending in 1999, and FirstSouthwest (now HilltopSecurities) in 2008. Following Hilltop Holdings’ 2012 acquisition of PlainsCapital Corporation, White was named co-CEO and vice chairman of Hilltop, a diversified financial services holding company with $13.4 billion in assets.1 Hilltop Holdings provides banking and financial services through its four primary subsidiaries: PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, HilltopSecurities, and National Lloyds Corporation.
Feinberg was one of six investment banking executives spotlighted. Feinberg served as chairman and CEO of First Southwest Company for 25 years and played a pivotal role in the 2016 merger of FirstSouthwest with HilltopSecurities. A former executive with Bear Stearns and Salomon Brothers, respectively, Feinberg is a past chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Center for Municipal Finance and on the Client Advisory Council at BNY Mellon. He is also a member of the University of Georgia Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Ford was named to Dallas 500’s Living Legends category which includes some of the region’s most iconic political, business, and philanthropic leaders, among them President George W. Bush, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, Hunt Oil Executive Chairman Ray Hunt, and Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones. Widely regarded as one of the country’s most accomplished financial services executives, Ford has been a recognized name in the industry for more than 40 years. A Texas native, his expertise in buying and consolidating financial institutions has led to his involvement in some of the country’s most notable bank mergers and acquisitions, including First United Bank Group, Inc.; First Gibraltar Bank, FSB; and California-based Golden State Bancorp. He is the former chairman of First Acceptance Corporation, Pacific Capital Bancorp, and Triad Financial Corporation and currently serves as co-managing partner of Ford Financial Fund II, L.P., a private equity fund.
About Hilltop Holdings Inc.
Hilltop Holdings is a Dallas-based financial holding company. Its primary line of business is to provide business and consumer banking services from offices located throughout Texas through PlainsCapital Bank. PlainsCapital Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, PrimeLending, provides residential mortgage lending throughout the United States. Hilltop Holdings’ broker-dealer subsidiaries, Hilltop Securities Inc. and Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., provide a full complement of securities brokerage, institutional and investment banking services in addition to clearing services and retail financial advisory. Through Hilltop Holdings’ other wholly owned subsidiary, National Lloyds Corporation, it provides property and casualty insurance through two insurance companies, National Lloyds Insurance Company and American Summit Insurance Company. At December 31, 2017, Hilltop employed approximately 5,500 people and operated approximately 475 locations in 44 states. Hilltop Holdings' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "HTH." Find more information at Hilltop-Holdings.com, PlainsCapital.com, PrimeLending.com, NationalLloydsInsurance.com and HilltopSecurities.com.
1 Hilltop Holdings assets as of December 31, 2017