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Mr. Graft is the founder, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBK). He also serves as the vice chairman and chief executive officer of TBK Bank, SSB and is the chairman of Triumph Business Capital and Triumph Insurance Group, Inc. Mr. Graft also serves as a director and as vice chairman of The Bank of the West of Thomas, Oklahoma.
Prior to establishing Triumph Bancorp, Inc., Mr. Graft served as the founder and president of Triumph Land and Capital Management, LLC, where he oversaw the management of several multi-family and commercial real estate projects in receivership and led the acquisition of multiple pools of distressed debt secured by multi-family projects. Prior to Triumph, Mr. Graft worked for Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) where he focused on distressed loan workouts.
Mr. Graft has a long and ongoing involvement with charitable organizations, including serving on the Dallas committee of International Justice Mission. He has also championed Triumph’s participation in five well building trips to El Salvador with Living Water International and made multiple trips to Africa and Haiti.
Mr. Graft received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Baylor University. He is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. He also serves on the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board. In 2017, Mr. Graft received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Business & Financial Services category in the Southwest Region and the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award. In 2014, he was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal with the “40 Under 40” award. He and his wife Kimberly have three children and reside in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Peterson joined Triumph in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Triumph Insurance Group. Prior to joining Triumph, he served as Sales Leader at State Farm Insurance Company where his primary responsibility was growing his market territory through a sales team of 30 independent contract agents. At State Farm, he managed a sales territory with 123,000 property and casualty policies, representing $79,000,000 of property and casualty premiums. Before becoming a Sales Leader at State Farm, Mr. Peterson managed his own State Farm agency which was consistently one of the top performing State Farm agencies in the nation. Mr. Peterson also spent three years at Eli Lilly and Company and three years at Ernst & Young LLP. He received a Master of Science in Accountancy, Cum Laude, from University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University.
Mr. Trent serves as the Vice President and Producer for Triumph Insurance Group, a role he assumed in 2016. Previously, Mr. Trent served as the President of Southern Transportation Insurance Agency, a Dallas-based transportation insurance agency he founded in 2001.
Before founding STIA, Mr. Trent served as a partner at Drive Financial, a sub-prime auto finance company.
Mr. Trent holds a bachelor’s in business administration in accounting from Southern Methodist University. He was honored in 2016 as a Hall of Fame member of Sentry Insurance, where he is a charter member. He currently is on the Parish Finance Council at St. Thomas Aquinas and has co-chaired many fundraising efforts for community projects.
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