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About Us

Hillcrest Bank, a division of NBH Bank, N.A., provides a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the needs of commercial, consumer and small business clients in Austin and Dallas, TX. As the NBH Bank, N.A. family continues to grow, our goal remains to deliver a superior level of service that reflects our commitment to our clients, colleagues and the communities we serve. We aspire to bring common sense and personal relationships back to local banking.

Hillcrest Bank is owned by National Bank Holdings Corporation, a well–capitalized bank holding company formed in 2009 to establish a leading community banking franchise delivering high-quality client service. For more information on National Bank Holdings Corporation, go to www.nationalbankholdings.com and for NBH Bank, go to www.nbhbank.com.

Management Team

G. Timothy Laney

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tim Laney serves as president and chief executive officer of National Bank Holdings Corporation and NBH Bank, N.A. Prior to joining National Bank Holdings Corporation, a bank holding company created to build a leading community bank franchise, Mr. Laney was senior executive vice president and head of business services at Regions Financial. He joined Regions in late 2007 to lead the transformation of the bank’s wholesale lines of business.

During his 24 year tenure with Bank of America, Mr. Laney held senior management roles in small business, commercial banking, private banking, corporate marketing and change management. He also served as president of Bank of America-Florida, with more than 800 banking centers and $50 billion in total assets. He was also a member of Bank of America’s management operating committee.

Brian Lilly

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Brian Lilly has extensive industry knowledge, with over 30 years of financial services experience. Most recently, Brian was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of F.N.B. Corporation, where he was responsible for all activities of finance, investor relations, treasury, asset and liability committee, credit administration, risk management, technology and operations, legal, facilities and consumer finance. He was a key leader in FNB's mergers and acquisitions strategy and execution, helping to build FNB into a leading $12 billion regional bank holding company. Prior to the Chief Operating Officer role, he spent six years as FNB's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, having reestablished those functions following the unique spin-off of the company in 2003. Prior to joining FNB, Brian had a 15-year tenure at PNC Financial, where he held line-of-business and geographic Chief Financial Officer roles as well as co-heading corporate strategic planning.

Thomas M. Metzger

Chief of Enterprise Technology & Integration, National Bank Holdings Corporation and President, Hillcrest Bank

Mr. Thomas M. Metzger is chief of enterprise technology & integration for National Bank Holdings Corporation and president, Hillcrest Bank. Prior to joining Hillcrest Bank, Mr. Metzger was chief risk officer and group executive vice president of (RBS) Citizens Financial Group, where he was responsible for credit, operational and market risk and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Metzger, a seasoned banking veteran, has significant experience in regional and community banking. Prior to Citizens, he held positions at US Bancorp in St. Louis and its predecessor family of banks, including Firstar Bank and Mercantile Bank. Mr. Metzger also served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of (RBS) Citizens Bank New Hampshire. He began his banking career in 1974 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and thereafter at the Office of Comptroller of the Currency.

Mr. Metzger graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, and has completed the Graduate & Post Graduate Schools of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also attended the RBS Executive Management Leadership Program conducted by Harvard University. He is very active in the Kansas City area communities, serving as a member of the board of directors of the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC), the Kansas City Civic Council and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Governor of the American Royal Association.

Richard U. Newfield, Jr.

Chief Risk Officer

As chief risk officer of National Bank Holdings Corporation, Mr. Richard U. Newfield, Jr. is responsible for risk management operations, including compliance, operational, credit and market risk as well as business services credit, credit operations, problem asset management, risk analytics and regulatory affairs.

He is the former head of business services credit at Regions Bank, where he joined in 2008 after a 23-year career at Bank of America. Mr. Newfield held various senior positions at Bank of America, including roles in risk management, credit, commercial banking, global bank debt and corporate marketing.

Mr. Newfield has significant experience in the development and implementation of business models and the integration of businesses during mergers. In addition, he has led credit process reengineering initiatives, including risk and credit policy design, and corporate governance.

Kevin E. Kramer

Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking

As executive vice president of commercial banking for Hillcrest Bank, Mr. Kevin Kramer is in charge of commercial banking, including business development and client relationship management. Mr. Kramer came to Hillcrest Bank from UMB Financial Corporation, where he served as senior vice president and led commercial strategy. At UMB, Mr. Kramer was responsible for oversight of commercial strategy and client acquisition across all business client segments, and during his 15 year tenure, he held various senior roles in commercial banking, enterprise sales and business development.

A long-time resident of Kansas City, Mr. Kramer has held numerous board and leadership positions with community organizations, including Union Station, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Catholic Charities, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Program, and Benedictine College. He is an alumnus of Ingram’s 40 Under Forty and Centurion of the Year. Mr. Kramer graduated from Benedictine College with business administration and finance degrees.

Bill Ferguson

Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking

Mr. Bill Ferguson leads all consumer banking endeavors for Hillcrest Bank. As the executive vice president of consumer banking, he oversees consumer and retail product development, sales, consumer lending and distribution through all Hillcrest Bank banking centers, ATMs and retirement center locations.

Prior to joining Hillcrest Bank, Mr. Ferguson was executive vice president, retail market manager at Commerce Bank, responsible for directing the retail banking strategy and managing $3.3 billion in deposits. He also served in the role of regional manager, community banking president. Prior to Commerce, Mr. Ferguson was community banking president for Wells Fargo Bank–Nevada. He has also served in several capacities at Norwest Bank in Texas and Minnesota and at Union Bank and Trust Company in Nebraska earlier in his career.

Mr. Ferguson graduated with honors from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC with an executive MBA and from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science degree in Finance.

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Hillcrest Bank is a division of NBH Bank, N.A., Member FDIC. NBH Bank, N.A. operates under multiple trade names in multiple states. Divisions of NBH Bank, N.A. are not separately FDIC-insured banks. The FDIC coverage extended to deposit clients is that of one insured bank. Equal Housing Lender. ® 2014 NBH Bank, N.A. All rights reserved.