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Helping People Triumph

March 26, 2021 Read More

Fellow stakeholders, Our theme this year is Helping People Triumph. It is not just our theme for this letter — it is our permanent brand promise. If there were ever a year when we needed to help each other, 2020 was the year. REVIEW OF 2020 We entered 2020 feeling like the wind was at our back. We had more…

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The Power of And

March 20, 2020 Read More

Fellow Stakeholders, Our theme this year is The Power of &. Triumph is a bank… but we are far more than just a bank. That’s the “&” in our story. The power of an emerging transportation fintech platform housed within a community bank is unique and positions us to deliver far more than those individual components could achieve on their…

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Do you see what I see?

December 23, 2019 Read More

The year 2019 is soon to slip into the history books. I cannot believe how fast time goes. I also cannot believe how much I sound like my dad when I say that. If you have spent any time watching television or scrolling through social media lately, you might conclude that the world is a bad place – maybe even…

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Rethink Vanilla

April 3, 2019 Read More

FELLOW STAKEHOLDERS, Our theme for 2019 is Rethink Vanilla. My goal for any shareholder letter is to do more than just recite a list of accomplishments from the prior year or tell you about financial goals for the year to come. I would like to lift the curtain and allow our stakeholders to better understand what we are doing and…

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A Christmas Wish for the Team

December 6, 2018 Read More

Like many of you, I have been moved over the last few days hearing the tributes for the late George H.W. Bush. Whether or not you agreed with his politics, he was by all accounts a man of high character and wonderful decency. I was especially moved by the tribute of his son, former President George W. Bush. The love…

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Just The Right Amount Of Epic

April 2, 2018 Read More

FELLOW STAKEHOLDERS, TBK investors had a very good year in 2017. Our stock price returned over 20% (and has continued to significantly appreciate in early 2018). There are many factors that affect our stock price, but the only one that we can control is our execution of the business plan. To that end, we did many things right and a…

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The Same, Only Different

April 5, 2017 Read More

FELLOW STAKEHOLDERS, The Same, Only Different. Every for-profit company has the same goal of creating value for their shareholders, employees, and customers. They may use different words to express it, but that is the general thesis for everyone. Triumph’s goal is no different. That leads to the logical question — if our goal is the same, how is Triumph different?…

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A Season of Generosity

December 21, 2016 Read More

By: Aaron P. Graft A few weeks ago, my wife Kimberly received a surprising text from a friend who lives outside of the U.S. It asked, “May we stay with you starting December 16th?” It came as a surprise because, while we shared a group of friends, we hadn’t spent much time with this particular family. When we had last…

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Thanksgiving Reflection

November 17, 2016 Read More

By Carlos M. Sepulveda Jr. Our country’s birth certificate was signed by 56 brave men in Philadelphia in 1776.  They chose to make an explicit declaration that could have easily been at that time equivalent to signing their death warrant – the Declaration of Independence. We are impacted by those who came before us and the choices that they made…

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An Open Letter to Southern Transportation Team Members

September 1, 2016 Read More

As we complete this acquisition, I want to be the first to welcome everyone from Southern Transportation Insurance Agency to Triumph. We have been looking forward to this day and we’re glad you’re here! We’re very proud of what we’ve built at Triumph. You should be very proud of what you all have built at Southern. Together, I think we…