Letter From Our Chairman and CEO

Letter from our Chairman and CEO

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Cadence Bancorporation. As a 21st-century bank, we’re proud to share our story of innovation and growth with you.

Founded in 2010 by securing $1 billion of capital commitments, we set out to deliver a new level of banking that goes above and beyond what’s been done in the past. Our impressive organic growth continues to be fueled by our customer-first approach. Since completing our initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2017 and acquiring State Bank Financial Corporation in 2018, we have grown to become a leading regional banking franchise serving customers in six states from Texas to Florida.

Since our IPO, we’ve been pleased to welcome a wide range of investors, confirming the versatility and appeal of our fresh approach to banking, while we remain grateful to members of the original investor pool whose support has been invaluable. Additionally, those banking leaders who had the remarkable vision for this bank have formed the backbone of our board of directors.

Today, Cadence continues to excel as a growth-oriented commercial relationship bank, providing a variety of deposit products and lending services to both commercial and consumer customers, as well as wealth and asset management, private banking, and treasury management services.

Our emphasis on building relationships allows us to deliver a high level of personal service – even as we grow, giving customers a compelling reason to bank with us. It’s not only the best way to serve our customers, but also the most effective way to create shareholder value.

That focus on relationships applies to our associates as well. We value our team of self-starting, highly talented bankers and provide them with the resources they need to successfully support their clients.

All of these factors allow Cadence to move forward from a position of strength. We are distinguished by our motivated team of bright, hardworking bankers, a competitive product set, innovative technology, and an unmatched dedication to serving customers.

And the stronger we grow, the greater our investment in the communities in which we operate. That’s because we know our success is dependent upon the success of the communities we serve. We are proud to support initiatives that fuel small business growth, community development and neighborhood revitalization, economic self-sufficiency for traditionally underserved persons and communities, education, and quality of life projects.

Every investment advances our mission to deliver a better banking experience for every client. We’re honored by your interest and support. Thank you for being a part of the collective rhythm of Cadence.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your thoughts or questions.


Paul B. Murphy, Jr.
Chairman and CEO
Cadence Bancorporation