Two Texas Lenders Announce Leadership Changes

Brian Ralston has been promoted to EVP, Chief Mortgage Banking Officer at NexBank, the company announced.

Ralston moves up from his former role of SVP of Mortgage Banking, which he has held since 2013. In his new position, he will lead the strategic direction of the bank’s mortgage division. 

Ralston remains responsible for all origination and servicing operations of the wholesale, non-delegated, and delegated correspondent channels, as well as warehouse lending.

He is also the president of NexBank Title, Inc., which he helped establish.

Ralston brings nearly two decades of mortgage banking experience to the role. He is a well-known industry pro who has served as a speaker and panelist at conferences covering the spectrum of mortgage lending.

NexBank is the largest privately held bank in Texas and provides mortgage banking alongside institutional and commercial banking services.

Another Texas institution, Supreme Lending, has brought on Baiju Thakkar as its new CIO. Thakkar joins the Dallas-based lender from Synergy One Lending, where he served as EVP, Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. as SVP of application development and innovation.

“I’ve inherited an excellent IT Team, and I am excited to get to know all of them individually and grow and build nerdy things together,” he said in a LinkedIn post. 

Thakkar holds a bachelor’s degree from City University of New York and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.