Managing Director–Business Development
Stu Bell has more than 20 years of banking experience, nearly 16 years of those with Comerica and Imperial Bank where as Senior Vice President he most recently managed the Dallas Technology and Life Science office. Over the duration of his career, he has partnered with technology companies to help them meet growth initiatives, providing senior debt, treasury management solutions, and insight of how previous start ups met similar challenges.
Serving a wide regional footprint, these companies have been located primarily in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, ranging from true startups to $500 million plus in revenue. Stu was consistently a top producer, responsible for underwriting and managing a $100 million plus portfolio that included small lines of credit, as well as leading $50 million plus multi-bank transactions. Stu helped triple the Dallas loan portfolio after helping launch the office in 2001. Prior to that, Stu helped launch Zilliant and grow the Austin software company, functioning as CFO and head of HR while helping them raise equity from Austin Ventures.
Stu earned a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School at the University of Texas and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University. An active member of the community, Stu serves on the Board of Directors for 3 entities serving various aspects of the Dallas community. He was named the Lake Highlands YMCA Father of the Year in 2014.