Jeffrey L. Nash

Jeff recently lead the successful effort to sell Austin based Treaty Oak Bank.  Jeff was involved with Treaty Oak Bank from its inception where he negotiated the purchase of a small Texas panhandle bank including all requisite regulatory applications and approvals through the successful public capital raise of more than $19 million.  As President and CEO of both the bank and its parent holding company Treaty Oak Bancorp, Inc. Jeff lead the growth of the bank from $7 million in total assets to greater than $150 million.  Jeff continued to lead the organization through the economic turndown of 2008-2010 to reach the successful sale of the business to Carlile Bancshares, Inc of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jeff is a lifelong resident of Austin, and received both his B.B.A. and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas.  Following three years as a financial analyst with the Public Utility Commission immediately following his graduation from graduate school, Jeff began his career in the banking industry with Texas Commerce Bank, and then went on to serve as Executive Vice President at Allied Bank North Austin (later known as First Interstate Bank of North Austin).  Jeff held the titles of COO and President before the statewide merger of all First Interstate Banks, after which he managed the corporate and commercial lending division in central Texas.  His experience is not limited to bank management, however, as he served as COO for a venture backed Service Company, managing all day-to-day operations and leading the company through its first two rounds of venture funding.  Jeff was also a principal of a marketing services firm, which he led from $2 million in annual revenue to its acquisition by a Fortune 1000 public company. Jeff also lead the successful turnaround of a sales lead generation and management firm, returning the company to profitability and eventually selling its largest division to a Fortune 500 company. 

Jeff is also an active civic leader having served on numerous community boards including the SafePlace Foundation, the University of Texas Alumni Association, Texas Bankers Association, the Long Center for Performing Arts, the Austin Lyric Opera, Ballet Austin, and the American Heart Association, where he was honored with a research grant in his name.  He has served as campaign co-chair for the United Way and as Vice Chair for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where he received the “Outstanding Board Member Award.”  Jeff continues to serve on the board and Executive Committee as a past president for the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo.

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