As Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Hilltop Holdings, Jeremy B. Ford is responsible for overseeing all holding company functional areas including corporate administration, accounting, finance, risk, compliance, legal, regulatory, and corporate development.
Mr. Ford serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Hilltop Holdings. He was previously sole CEO and President since March 2010.
Mr. Ford has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years, primarily focused on acquisitions of, and investments in, banks, insurance companies and finance companies. Accordingly, he was actively involved in the acquisition of SWS Group Inc. in 2014, First National Bank of Edinburg in 2013, PlainsCapital in 2012, the investment in SWS Group, Inc. in 2011, the acquisition of National Lloyds Corporation in 2007, and the divestiture of Hilltop’s mobile home communities business in 2007.
Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilltop, Mr. Ford was a principal of Ford Financial Fund, L.P., a private equity fund. From 2004 to 2008, he worked for Diamond A-Ford Corporation, where he was involved in various investments made by a family limited partnership. Prior to that, he worked at Liberté Investors Inc. (now First Acceptance Corporation), California Federal Bank, FSB (now Citigroup Inc.), and Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup Inc.).
Mr. Ford is current Chairman of the Board of First Acceptance Corporation. He is a member of The University of Texas at Austin Development Board, Southern Methodist University’s 21st Century Council and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Board.
BBA in Finance, University of Texas
MBA in Finance, Columbia Business School