American Bank recently announced the appointment of Carrie Colbert to its Houston Regional Board of Directors.
Colbert is founder and general partner of Curate Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in businesses by women for women. With a background as an executive in engineering and finance as well as an investor and content creator, Colbert blends business acumen with creativity. At Curate Capital, she strategically sources both funding and investment opportunities, while advising portfolio clients on strategic planning, financial projections, and marketing and social media tactics.
“Carrie is a tremendous addition to our Houston Regional Board of Directors,” said Glenn Clements, American Bank’s Vice Chairman for Houston. “As a venture capitalist, business leader, and champion for small businesses, Carrie’s expertise will help our bank connect with emerging businesses … and especially those that are women owned. I’m thrilled to have her as an advisor for American Bank.”
“As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest frustrations I’ve had is finding adequate banking support,” said Colbert. “With American Bank, we’ve found the perfect solution: the technological capabilities of a big bank with the personal touch of a small bank. It’s a thrill to join the Regional Board and I hope to provide as much value to this dynamic group as American Bank has given to us.”
“We have a strong Regional Board in Houston, and Carrie’s addition only enhances what this group can help American Bank achieve,” said Charlie Phillips, American Bank’s Market Leader for Houston. “Our clients and community will benefit from Carrie’s vision and entrepreneurial spirit. I’m excited to have her join us.”
““We are extremely pleased to welcome Carrie to our Houston Regional Board,” said Donette Stubblefield, American Bank’s Chief Banking Executive – Commercial and Wealth. “We’ve established a great presence in Houston to better serve the banking and wealth management needs in the Houston area.”
About Carrie Colbert
Carrie Colbert is Founding and General Partner of Curate Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in businesses by women for women. Colbert strategically sources both funding and investment opportunities, and advises portfolio clients on strategic planning, financial projections, and marketing and social media tactics. She is also an investor and board member of To The Market, a New York-based company powering the ethical supply chain and an investor and board member of Packed Party, an Austin-based lifestyle gifting brand that encourages people to make every day a party with the firm’s products. In addition, Colbert founded and serves as CEO of CarrieColbert.com, a digital destination to empower women to live, think, and dress with more color. Formerly on the leadership team of Hilcorp Energy in Houston, Colbert worked in various engineering and finance roles serving as senior manager of corporate reserves and director of finance and investor relations. Prior to that, she was a petroleum engineer with Anadarko Petroleum Company. Colbert graduated from The University of Texas at Austin at the top of her class with a BS in Petroleum Engineering and she holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
About American Bank
American Bank was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1970. It is an independent financial institution with assets of $2.4 billion as of March 31, 2023. American Bank has 19 locations in the Texas communities of Austin, Houston, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Rockport, Goliad, and Victoria. Since early 2022, American Bank has made two strategic acquisitions. It acquired ACG Equipment Finance based in Austin, Texas, which provides financing for essential business use equipment across the United States. American Bank also acquired TexStar National Bank and its six branch locations in the San Antonio area. American Bank’s strategic plan includes growth in the size and scope of the bank’s operations and geographic footprint; an exceptional banking experience for clients; and a position as a leading regional Texas bank. Services include Commercial Banking, with Centers of Excellence specializing in commercial real estate, medical, energy, SBA and technology lending; a full range of Personal and Business Banking services, including business and personal deposit accounts and loans; Wealth Management services including Private Banking, Investment Management, Trust and non-bank investments; a full suite of technology-enabled Treasury Management services; home mortgage and construction-related loans; and a full range of electronic banking services. More information can be found at www.americanbank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.