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David R. Brooks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

David R. Brooks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

David R. Brooks is Chairman of the Board, CEO and a director of the Company, a position he has held since the Company was formed in 2002. Mr. Brooks began his banking career in the early 1980s with a large regional bank and has been active in community banking since he led the investor group that acquired the Bank in 1988. Mr. Brooks has previously served as a board member of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. He currently serves on the board of managers of Noel-Levitz, LLC, a large national higher education company, on the Board of Trustees of Houston Baptist University, and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Baylor University from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Brooks previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of the McKinney Independent School District for five years and on the McKinney City Council for four years and served for three years on both the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board. David R. Brooks is the brother of Daniel W. Brooks. Mr. Brooks' qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience managing and overseeing the operations and growth of the Company and the Bank during his tenure as Chairman and CEO of the Company.

Torry Berntsen

President & Chief Operating Officer

Torry Berntsen

President & Chief Operating Officer

Torry Berntsen is President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company. He previously was Vice Chairman of Corporate Development and a director with the Company since 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Berntsen spent 25 years in various senior management roles at The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon"), including Executive Vice President and Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and a director and President of BNY Capital Markets, Inc., a subsidiary of BNY Mellon. At BNY Mellon, he was a member of the firm's Executive and Asset/Liability Committees. Previous to BNY Mellon, he spent four years at JP Morgan. Mr. Berntsen has also served since 2009 as Vice Chairman of Virtu Management, LLC, a private family management company located in New York City, which is owned by our largest shareholder, Vincent Viola. In addition to his position on the board of directors at certain portfolio companies of Virtu Management, LLC, Mr. Berntsen currently serves on the board of directors of the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center and oversees The Tyler Berntsen Memorial Foundation. Mr. Berntsen's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive 30 plus years of banking experience and his experience as an executive officer and director of the Company.

Daniel W. Brooks

Vice Chairman & Chief Risk Officer

Daniel W. Brooks

Vice Chairman & Chief Risk Officer

Daniel W. Brooks is Vice Chairman, Chief Risk Officer and a director of the Company. Mr. Brooks formerly served as Vice Chairman and a director of the Company since 2009. Mr. Brooks previously served as President and a director of the Company from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Brooks has functioned as our Chief Credit Officer throughout his tenure with our Company. Mr. Brooks began his banking career in the early 1980s with a large regional bank and has been active in community banking since the late 1980s. Mr. Brooks has served in numerous leadership roles in the Collin County community, including service as Chairman of the Board for Medical Center of McKinney and on the boards of directors of McKinney Christian Academy and the McKinney Education Foundation. Daniel W. Brooks is the brother of David R. Brooks. Mr. Brooks' qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience as an executive officer and director of the Company.

James D. Stein

Vice Chairman/Houston Region Chief Executive Officer

James D. Stein

Vice Chairman/Houston Region Chief Executive Officer

James D. Stein is Vice Chairman/Houston Region Chief Executive Officer of Independent Bank. Mr. Stein joined the Board of Directors of the Company in 2014. He was the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Houston, which opened in March 2005, and BOH Holdings, Inc. Mr. Stein's banking career spans over 30 years including serving as President of Columbus State Bank in Columbus, Texas and Central Texas Bankshare Holdings, Inc. Mr. Stein has served on the board of directors of Columbus State Bank, Central Texas Bankshare Holdings, Inc., South Central Texas Bankers Association (past president), Texas Bankers Association (3 terms), Momentum Capital Corporation, Columbus Properties of New Orleans, Louisiana, Bank of Houston and BOH Holdings, Inc. Mr. Stein is active in various local professional, civic, educational and church organizations including service on the Boards of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Theatre Under the Stars and the Houston Symphony. Mr. Stein attended the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Stein's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience as an executive officer and director.

Brian E. Hobart

Vice Chairman & Chief Lending Officer

Brian E. Hobart

Vice Chairman & Chief Lending Officer

Brian E. Hobart is Vice Chairman and Chief Lending Officer of the Company. Since 2009, Mr. Hobart has functioned as Chief Lending Officer, serving as President and as a director at both the Company and the Bank during this time. Mr. Hobart was one of the founders of IBG Central Texas and served as its President and as a director from 2004 until January 2009. Prior to joining IBG Central Texas, Mr. Hobart held senior level positions in community banks since the early 1990s. Mr. Hobart is an active volunteer within the communities of North and Central Texas and has served in various roles over his career with an emphasis on youth.



Jan C. Webb

Executive Vice President & Senior Operations Officer

Jan C. Webb

Executive Vice President & Senior Operations Officer

Jan C. Webb is Executive Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Company as well as Executive Vice President and Senior Operations Officer of Independent Bank. Since May 2012, Ms. Webb has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and a director of the Company. Prior to May 2012, Ms. Webb served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and as a director of the Company since it was formed in 2002. Ms. Webb is active in her church, serving on various committees, including the finance committee. Ms. Webb's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, including approximately 27 years of experience with our management team.


Michelle S. Hickox

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle S. Hickox

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle S. Hickox has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since May of 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hickox was an audit partner with McGladrey LLP, the fifth largest public accounting firm in the United States and was a designated financial institution specialist. Over her 22 year career in public accounting, Ms. Hickox provided audit, financial reporting, internal control assistance and training to large community banks and other financial institutions. Ms. Hickox is a licensed certified public accountant and is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas CPA Society. Ms. Hickox obtained her B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University.


Robert F. Temple

Executive Vice President / Chief Administrative Officer

Robert F. Temple

Executive Vice President / Chief Administrative Officer

Robb is Chief Administrative Officer of Independent Bank, overseeing Human Resources, Learning & Development, Facilities and Marketing. Prior to joining the Bank in July 2009, Mr. Temple was the CEO of Pathfinder Credit Solutions, a credit brokering services firm. Additionally, Mr. Temple has over 30 years of experience working at senior levels for companies like Credit Data Services Florida, TRW/Experian and JCPenney. Mr. Temple currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for McKinney Christian Academy and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County. He is also active in his church, holding numerous committee leadership positions at First United Methodist Church of McKinney.