Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

Paul B. Murphy, Jr.
Paul B. Murphy, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Bancorporation
Paul B. Murphy, Jr. Paul B. Murphy, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cadence Bancorporation. He has served at Cadence and its predecessors since January 2010. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at Amegy Bank of Texas, helping to steer that institution from $75 million in assets and a single location to assets of $11 billion and 85 branches in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio metropolitan areas when he left as a director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. Mr. Murphy managed the sale of Amegy to Zions Bancorporation for $1.7 billion in 2005, with original investors in Amegy realizing a return of approximately 36 times their initial investment. Mr. Murphy serves as a board member of the Houston Endowment, Inc., the Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. and Oceaneering International, Inc. Mr. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Mississippi State University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Samuel M. Tortorici
Samuel M. Tortorici
President, Cadence Bancorporation
Samuel M. Tortorici Samuel M. Tortorici is President of Cadence Bancorporation and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Bank, N.A. Prior to joining Cadence in 2011, he had a 24-year career at AmSouth Bancorporation and successor Regions Financial, where he held a number of senior commercial, finance and general banking leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer of AmSouth. Immediately before joining Cadence, he led Regions’ Commercial & Industrial business, comprised of over 500 banking professionals across 16 states, more than $40 billion in loans and deposits, and with annual revenue exceeding $1 billion. During this period, he led the successful build-out of several specialty lending businesses across Regions' footprint. Mr. Tortorici serves as immediate past Board Chairman of United Way of Central Alabama and is on the Executive Committee of the University of Alabama President’s Cabinet. Mr. Tortorici earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Valerie C. Toalson
Valerie C. Toalson
Chief Financial Officer, Cadence Bancorporation
Valerie C. Toalson Valerie C. Toalson is Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Bancorporation, Cadence Bancorp, LLC and Cadence Bank, N.A. She joined Cadence in January 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Toalson served as Executive Vice President, CFO of BankAtlantic Bancorp and BankAtlantic N.A., and previously held several senior leadership positions at BOK Financial Corporation, including Corporate Controller, Manager of Credit Services, Manager of Process Improvement and Chief Auditor. Ms. Toalson began her career in audit at Price Waterhouse, where she received her certified public accounting certificate. Ms. Toalson is an active volunteer in her community and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.
R.H. “Hank” Holmes, IV
R.H. “Hank” Holmes, IV
Executive Vice President, Cadence Bancorporation
R.H. “Hank” Holmes, IV R.H. “Hank” Holmes, IV is an Executive Vice President of Cadence Bancorporation and President of Cadence Bank, N.A. In addition, he serves as Business Services Executive and President, Texas Region of Cadence Bank, N.A., positions he has held since joining Cadence in 2011. Mr. Holmes brings 24 years of banking expertise, 18 of which were at Amegy Bank of Texas where his experience spanned credit, commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, private banking and special assets. He serves on the board of directors for the University of Mississippi’s School of Banking and Finance and for BakerRipley, formerly Neighborhood Centers, Inc. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Mr. Holmes earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi, majoring in managerial finance.
Jerry W. Powell
Jerry W. Powell
General Counsel and Secretary, Cadence Bancorporation
Jerry W. Powell Jerry W. Powell is General Counsel and Secretary of Cadence Bancorporation, Cadence Bancorp, LLC and Cadence Bank, N.A. Prior to joining Cadence in 2011, Mr. Powell served as special counsel at Jones Walker in the firm’s Financial Services Section. Prior to that, Mr. Powell was the General Counsel for BBVA Compass in the United States and General Counsel of Compass Bank, a position he held for more than 25 years. Before joining Compass, he was a lawyer at a general-practice firm in Birmingham with an emphasis on litigation, creditor’s rights and consumer compliance. Mr. Powell serves as a board member of AIDS Alabama, a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Birmingham-Southern College and Chairman of the Farrah Law Alumni Society at the University of Alabama School of Law. He is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, and the University of Alabama School of Law, with honors. Mr. Powell is a member of the American Bar Association and the Alabama Bar Association.
J. Randall Schultz
J. Randall Schultz
Executive Vice President, Cadence Bancorporation
J. Randall Schultz J. Randall Schultz is an Executive Vice President of Cadence Bancorporation and Managing Director of Specialized Industries of Cadence Bank, N.A. He joined Cadence in December 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Schultz was the founder and Managing Director of Regions Bank’s Restaurant Banking Group, which was formed in April 2009 and grew assets under management to approximately $1.3 billion by 2011. Previously, Mr. Schultz was Managing Director of Bank of America’s Restaurant and Beverage Finance Group from 1996 to 2006, which he helped grow from $300 million in assets under management to approximately $7 billion in assets and $200 million in revenue. He led multiple lines of business on a regional and national basis during his tenure at Bank of America, including commercial banking, corporate and investment banking, and global treasury management. Mr. Schultz received his Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi State University and his master’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Board of Directors

Paul B. Murphy, Jr.
Paul B. Murphy, Jr.
Paul B. Murphy, Jr. Paul B. Murphy, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cadence Bancorporation. He has served at Cadence and its predecessors since January 2010. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at Amegy Bank of Texas, helping to steer that institution from $75 million in assets and a single location to assets of $11 billion and 85 branches in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio metropolitan areas when he left as a director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. Mr. Murphy managed the sale of Amegy to Zions Bancorporation for $1.7 billion in 2005, with original investors in Amegy realizing a return of approximately 36 times their initial investment. Mr. Murphy serves as a board member of the Houston Endowment, Inc., the Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. and Oceaneering International, Inc. Mr. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Mississippi State University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
William B. Harrison, Jr.
William B. Harrison, Jr.
William B. Harrison, Jr. William B. Harrison, Jr., Lead Director, has served on the board of directors of Cadence Bancorp, LLC since 2010 and as Chairman since 2010. He is the retired Chief Executive Officer at J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., a position he held from November 2001 to December 2005. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from January 2000 to December 2006 and as its President from January to December 2001. Mr. Harrison is a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council. He is also a member of the advisory boards of Aurora Capital Group, Chilton Investment Company and Spencer Stuart. He serves on the board of directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the advisory board of the Museum of American Finance.
Robert K. Steel
Robert K. Steel
Robert K. Steel Robert K. Steel has served on the Cadence Bancorp, LLC board of directors since 2010. Since July 2014, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Perella Weinberg Partners. He previously was New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Prior to that, Mr. Steel served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Wachovia Corp. Mr. Steel was the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2006 to 2008. Previously, he served as the Head of Equities Division in Europe, Vice Chairman and a member of the Management Committee at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Steel has served as Chairman of Duke University’s board of trustees, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, Chairman of The After-School Corporation and Co-Founder of SeaChange Capital Partners. Mr. Steel currently serves as a board member of the Hospital for Special Surgery, The Morgan Library & Museum, and The Rockefeller University, and is a member of the board of directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
J. Richard Fredericks
J. Richard Fredericks
J. Richard Fredericks J. Richard Fredericks has served on the Cadence Bancorp, LLC board of directors since 2010. Ambassador J. Richard Fredericks is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Main Management, LLC, a position he has held since 2002. Previously, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Weston Presidio. Prior to that, Mr. Fredericks was the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 1999 to 2001. Previously, in 1977, he joined Montgomery Securities as a Partner and later became a Senior Managing Director in Investment Research covering the banking and financial service area. In 1995, Mr. Fredericks was responsible for investment banking efforts for the financial industry in the areas of commercial banking, thrifts and financial technology at Montgomery Securities. Prior to that, he joined Shuman, Agnew and Company in 1975 as a Partner. Mr. Fredericks began his career at Dean Witter in 1970 as a Securities Analyst. He is a director of Janus Capital Group, Inc. and a Member on the Advisory Board of Financial Technology Ventures. Mr. Fredericks also sits on the Trust Fund Board of the Library of Congress. For 17 consecutive years, Mr. Fredericks was chosen by Institutional Investor Magazine as an “All-American” Research Analyst covering the commercial banking industry.
Scott M. Stuart
Scott M. Stuart
Scott M. Stuart Scott M. Stuart has served on the Cadence Bancorp, LLC board of directors since 2010. He is a co-founder and managing partner of Sageview Capital LP, a position he has held since 2005. He is currently the lead independent director at EverBank Financial and a director at Reflexis and United Capital. Prior to founding Sageview, Mr. Stuart was a Partner at KKR, serving on their investment committee from 2000 to 2005. He joined KKR’s New York office in 1986 and became Partner in 1994, where he was responsible for the utilities and consumer products industry groups. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Stuart worked at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc. in the mergers and acquisitions group. He also serves as a member of the board at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Marc J. Shapiro
Marc J. Shapiro
Marc J. Shapiro Marc Shapiro is a Senior Advisory Director and has served as an advisory director of Cadence Bancorp, LLC since 2010. Mr. Shapiro was formerly the non-executive Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Texas operations and Vice Chairman for Finance and Risk Management of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 1997 through 2003. Mr. Shapiro began his banking career in 1972 at Texas Commerce Bank and served as Chief Financial Officer beginning in 1977. In 1989, after the bank was purchased by JPMorgan Chase, he was named Chief Executive Officer of the statewide organization. Mr. Shapiro is currently a member of the board of trustees for Rice University and the board of advisors of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital, and as a member of the board of trustees of Baylor College of Medicine and a member of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Board of Visitors.
Stanley D. Levy
Stanley D. Levy
Stanley D. Levy Stanley Levy is an Advisory Director, and has served as an advisory director of Cadence Bancorp, LLC since 2010. Mr. Levy is currently the Chief Operating Officer of The Morgan Group, Inc., a national multi-family development, construction and property management firm based in Houston, Texas that has built and operated properties in ten states. Prior to joining The Morgan Group, Mr. Levy began his career at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he worked for 15 years and served as Managing Director of Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking for the Southern Region. Mr. Levy graduated with honors from The University of Texas with a BBA in Finance. Mr. Levy also serves as a director of the Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. and treasurer of Congregation Beth Israel. Mr. Levy is a Past President of the Board of The Shlenker School in Houston and an active member of the National Multi Housing Council.

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