Josephy, "Jody" Grant, Partner and Senior Advisor, has over 35 years of banking experience and currently serves as Director and Chairman Emeritus of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (TCBI). Prior to this, he served as Chairman and CEO of TCBI, positions he held since he founded the bank in 1998. At the time, TCBI was believed to be the largest start-up in banking history. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Grant served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the board of directors of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). From 1975 to 1989, Mr. Grant served in various positions at Texas American Bancshares, Inc., including Chairman and CEO from 1986 to 1989. His book, The Great Texas Banking Crash – An Insider’s Account, documents the struggles during his time as Chairman and CEO at Texas American and the demise of banks in Texas in the late 80’s. Prior to his time at Texas American, Mr. Grant served as Senior Vice President and Economist at Houston’s Texas Commerce Bank where he formulated and implemented the expansion strategy that formed Texas Commerce Bancshares and led to the company’s 35 subsequent acquisitions. He launched his banking career in 1961 at Citibank in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, where he was an All-American swimmer, and received a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from The University of Texas. He serves on the boards of KERA and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Currently, Mr. Grant is spearheading the drive to create the urban park Woodall Rodgers Park in Dallas and is serving as chairman of the Communities Foundation of Texas. In 2001, American Banker named him “Community Banker of the Year,” a category that includes all banks in the U.S. of less than $10 billion in assets. He is a recipient of the 2010 Horatio Alger award.
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