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Introducing Our Newest Lender Luis Mendez: Private Wealth and Commercial Lending

December 27, 2022
Luis Mendez
Luis Mendez

Private Wealth and Commercial Lending
713-595-7400

Visit Luis at our
Voss Location

Texas Gulf Bank is eager to introduce our newest lender, Luis Mendez, who is joining our bank as the EVP-Private Wealth & Commercial Lender. Luis will be officing out of our Voss banking center in Houston.

Luis is an experienced lender with tremendous capabilities around private wealth and commercial and personal lending to support our customers’ personal and business banking needs.

For the past 25+ years, Luis held management and business development positions focused primarily on serving clients and their businesses in the wealth banking space. He is bringing a strong book of business to our bank that includes private banking, business loans and financing, and a domestic/international blend of consumer and business banking clients.

We are excited to see how Luis can use his diverse background to serve many different groups of customers. Consider what Luis brings to the table:

  • Multiple language skills to speak with customers in their chosen language.
  • Strong credit background.
  • Lending experience in Texas and Louisiana. (16 years in Houston and 10 years in New Orleans.)
  • Educational experience with a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting at University of New Orleans and an MBA from Loyola University New Orleans.
  • Years of frequent travel to the Gulf Coast, Mexico, and Central America (30+ business trips south of the border) expanded his reach for cross-border business banking.
  • Strong management experience uniquely positions him to serve a broad range of business and consumer clients.
  • Ability to partner with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in banks to deepen client relationships and increase revenue streams for business customers.

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Why Luis Mendez Joined Texas Gulf Bank

Luis spent nearly his entire banking career at a large, publicly-traded bank. He decided it was time to switch gears to a local, community bank like Texas Gulf Bank with strong lending capacity. What drew him to our bank was our established and proven leadership teams, the quality of our banking teams, and our 100-year storied history.

Additionally, Luis seized the opportunity to operate out of a non-segmented/silo-less business model. Our model enables lenders to proactively identify solutions tailored to each customer’s unique needs.

Luis also saw an opportunity to create new verticals for our bank, which he excelled at during his previous banking stop, that will allow us to reach new customers across the Gulf Coast.

Being able to work out of our Voss office was impactful for Luis. He has a strong desire to build on the legacy of the Voss team, including Texas banking legend Robert “Bob” Greer, our former Chairman of the Board. Jumping into a healthy situation will allow Luis to be immediately impactful in the communities that our bank serves.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to best deploy my skillset and experiences to benefit numerous client bases,” says Luis. “I am eager to provide uniquely tailored products and services that support the growth of businesses and the personal net worth of the principals who own and operate these companies – while delivering solutions with great efficiency and clarity.”

Inside Luis Mendez’s Expertise in Private Wealth

For decades, Luis has supported the private wealth needs of individuals throughout the Gulf Coast region. Luis has been fortunate to work with the businesses that produce wealth and the individuals on the receiving end of the wealth. In today’s regulatory environment, having a firm grasp on inflows and outflows cannot be overstated.

Luis’s language skills and market expertise allows him to serve a broad range of clients, many of whom are underserved in the region.

Luis is committed to responding quickly with value-added guidance to each customer. He will lean on in-house subject matter experts and external experts to provide uniquely tailored products and services that support the growth of businesses and personal net worth of the principals who own and operate those companies.

Because of our bank’s relationship-based approach, Luis can take a deep dive into each customer’s business, personal and professional needs, and future goals to implement a sound banking strategy.

Contact Luis Mendez to Discuss Personal and Business Banking

It helps to have a lender in your corner who understands the connection between business growth and personal income. Luis is the right person to connect the dots that enable customers to expand their businesses and manage wealth.

Plus, Luis’s extensive experience with customers from different backgrounds in Texas and Louisiana makes him a great resource. You will especially want to connect with Luis if you have ties to New Orleans. He is a sports enthusiast with a passion for New Orleans game-used items and collecting sports cards.

He also enjoys traveling, reading, and spending quality time with his family, which includes three children in their teen years.

We invite you to start a conversation with Luis about your private wealth and commercial lending needs. Reach out to the Voss office at 713-595-7400 or complete our contact form to get started.

All Loans Subject to Credit Approval

Note: While wealth management investment products typically include non-deposit investment products (that are not bank deposits, not FDIC-insured, not insured by any federal government agency, not guaranteed by the bank, and may decrease in value), the private wealth products handled by Luis are traditional bank products that are FDIC-insured (limited to the standard maximum deposit insurance amount of up to $250,000 per depositor category).