American Bank is pleased to announce Kyle Fernandez has joined its Houston team as a Commercial Lending Officer. Fernandez will office at the bank’s 3737 Buffalo Speedway location. Making the announcement was Charlie Phillips, Market President for American Bank’s Houston Market.
Fernandez most recently worked at a wealth management firm in Houston, where he served as an Investment Analyst. His primary responsibilities included supporting due diligence efforts and managing bank compliance. Fernandez’s commercial banking career started at American Bank several years ago where he was an underwriter before transitioning into operations. He’s skilled at facilitating projects across both the commercial lending and wealth management areas of the bank.
“I am excited to welcome Kyle back to American Bank,” said Phillips. “As a commercial lender with a background in underwriting, compliance, and wealth management, he’ll be a great resource for our clients. Kyle has a bright future in banking and we’re fortunate to have him on our Houston team.”
“Kyle is someone I worked alongside for several years, and I’m thrilled to have him rejoin our team,” said Donette Stubblefield, American Bank’s Chief Banking Executive – Commercial and Wealth. “We’ve all been impressed by Kyle’s work ethic, commitment to his clients, and track record for driving results. I believe Kyle is an ideal fit in his new role and will help lead the next chapter of growth and success at American Bank.”
“Joining the commercial lending team at American Bank is a great opportunity for me,” said Fernandez. “American Bank gave me my start in banking, and I’ve always thought so much of the leadership team and organization. I am ready to go to work and make a difference for our clients and our bank.”
About Kyle Fernandez
Kyle Fernandez joins American Bank as a Commercial Lending Officer after spending the past 18 months as an Investment Analyst for Pin Oak Investment Advisors, Inc. in Houston. Prior to that, Fernandez served in several roles at American Bank, including Process and Operations Manager for Commercial Lending and Wealth Management and Commercial Credit Underwriter.
In his new role at American Bank, Fernandez will be responsible for supporting the banking and financial services needs of commercial banking clients throughout the Houston area.
Fernandez holds a business degree from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He is also active in various community organizations, including the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA's advisory board, the National Eagle Scout Association, and Houston Children’s Charity.
About American Bank
American Bank was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1970. It is an independent financial institution with assets of $2.5 billion as of December 31, 2023. American Bank has 19 locations in the Texas communities of Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, New Braunfels, 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. Wealth management investments are not a deposit; not FDIC insured; not guaranteed by the bank; and may go down in value. More information can be found at www.americanbank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
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