Leadership Team

Kenny Koncaba

Kenny Koncaba

Chief Executive Officer

CEO of Texan Bank, and Co-Founder, Director, and CEO of Friendswood Capital Corporation, Kenny’s previous experience includes being the Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO, and President of Family Bancorp, Inc., and its subsidiary bank, now known as Vantage Bank Texas. In addition, he served as a Director, President and Chief Operating Officer at First Community Bank, Houston, a National Bank which was sold to Wells Fargo Bank in 2005. Prior to his banking career, Kenny was employed for more than twenty years with the Texas-New Mexico Power Company, where he served in numerous management roles. Other business positions include being the Founder/CEO of Friendswood Energy Generation Company in 2011, a company which was sold to Quantum Energy in 2015. In addition, he served in the recent past as a Director for the Icon Wellness Clinic. Kenny is currently a Partner for HC Industrial Partners, a firm he co-founded in 2015.

Kenny was previously elected by the public to the Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees (School Board) for three terms and to two terms on the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District Board. He also served after being appointed by Commissioners Court to the Galveston County Beach and Parks Board. As an appointee of Texas Governor, Rick Perry, Kenny served on the Texas Housing and Health Services Coordinating Council. In 2015, Governor Greg Abbott appointed him to the Board of Commissioners of Pilots, Galveston County Ports, where he served as Commission Chairman. Kenny also served on the Board of Regents of Texas Southern University, and in 2019, was appointed by Governor Abbott to the Texas State Securities Board. He also currently serves as an Executive Board Member on the Board of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP), Primary member of HGAC Regional Flood Council, as well as the Friendswood Education Foundation Board. Kenny earned his BA at the University of Houston/Clear Lake, where he delivered the commencement speech to the December, 2016, graduates of the College of Business and College of Human Sciences and Humanities, and was honored as Distinguished Alumnus in 2018. 

Kristi Koncaba

Kristi Koncaba

President
Chief Operating Officer

Co-Founder, President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Texan Bank. Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Friendswood Capital Corporation, the bank holding company for Texan Bank. Kristi has co-founded two bank holding companies in Texas, Friendswood Capital Corporation and Family Bancorp, Inc., both of which received regulatory approval to acquire the banks now known as Texan Bank and Vantage Bank. She has successfully completed 7 bank mergers and acquisitions in her career. Kristi has representative expertise, achieved at the above-mentioned banks as well as FC Holdings, Inc. and First Community Bank, N.A.  Her prior experience in other industries include negotiating contracts in international logistics with Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group, positions in Accounting and Information Technology at Equistar/Lyondell Chemical Company and a Human Resources internship at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

As an appointee of Governor Greg Abbott, Kristi serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company in Austin, Texas. She also serves on the Texas Bankers Association Foundation Board in Austin, Texas.  She is on the Executive Committee serving as the Vice Chair of Administration for the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Kristi is a Board Member and former Chairman of the Bay Area YMCA Advisory Board and serves on the South Belt – Ellington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Kristi currently maintains the following professional certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Houston, Texas Bay Area SHRM and Financial Women in Texas (FWIT). She earned a Bachelor of Science in American Jurisprudence and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Kenny and Kristi Koncaba were honored by the University of Houston’s “Cougar 100” fastest growing companies in 2018 and 2019.   Under their leadership, Texan Bank has been awarded by the Houston Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work in Houston” in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Texas Monthly Magazine as a “Best Place to Work in Texas” in 2018 and 2019.  Kristi was honored with the 2016 University of Houston – Clear Lake Early Achievement Award, presented by the UHCL Alumni Association. She also received the 2016 Perry Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year presented by the YMCA of Greater Houston for volunteerism, ethic of service, and commitment to equality. In 2018, Kristi was a nominee for the League City Chamber of Commerce "Athena" award, and she was a 2013 Change Magazine "Women Creating Change" Honoree. In 2019, she was honored by the Houston Business Journal in the “Women Who Mean Business Awards” as an Outstanding Leader in Finance.  

Travis Williams

TRAVIS

Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Travis joined the Company in October 2014. Prior to that time, he was a Senior Audit Manager with Briggs and Veselka Co., a licensed Certified Public Accountant firm. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Travis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University.

Danielle Mitchell

DANIELLE

Executive Vice President
Director of Compliance

Danielle has fifteen years of commercial banking experience in Branch and Deposit Operations, Customer Service Support, Lockbox, Cash Management, and Compliance. Prior to joining Texan Bank, Danielle was employed at Southern National Bank.

Jenny Taylor

JENNY

Executive Vice President
Cashier and Information Technology Director

Jenny has fifteen years of commercial banking experience in Branch Operations, Deposit Operations, Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Training. Prior to joining Texan Bank, Jenny was employed at First Community Bank N.A. as well as Fiserv, the bank's core processing system. She is a graduate of the University of Houston- Clear Lake where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Deepa Kapadia

Deepa Kapadia

Senior Vice President
Senior Credit Officer

Deepa Kapadia has over fourteen years of Commercial Banking and Commercial Finance/Lender Finance experience in credit underwriting, asset based lending, collateral asset based auditing, counter-party credit risk, inter-company lending and financial analysis.  She has held positions at Triumph Savings Bank/ Triumph Commercial Finance, Fluor Corporation and Wells Fargo Capital Finance - Lender Finance. Deepa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Minor in International Business at Texas A&M University.

Chelsea Taylor

Chelsea Brown

Vice President
Human Resources & Administration

Prior to joining Texan Bank, Chelsea gained experience in psychology and neuroscience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from University of Houston – Clear Lake. Chelsea serves as a Board Member of My Veteran Community, a local veteran support organization that has a commitment to seek and extend meaningful aide to veterans, service members, and their families as they traverse civilian life.

Chelsea currently maintains the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Texas Bay Area SHRM, HR Houston, and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychologists.