As President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilltop Holdings, Jeremy B. Ford oversees all holding company functional areas including finance, legal, risk, compliance, internal audit, marketing, information technology, information security, human resources, and corporate development. He also oversees Hilltop’s operating companies, PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, and HilltopSecurities.
Mr. Ford serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Hilltop Holdings.
Mr. Ford has worked in the financial services industry for over 22 years, primarily focused on acquisitions of, and investments in, banks, insurance companies and finance companies. Accordingly, he was actively involved in the acquisition of The Bank of River Oaks in 2018, 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 led the sale of National Lloyds to Align Financial Holdings in 2020.
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, University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Foundation, and Constantine Foundation.
BBA in Finance, University of Texas
MBA in Finance, Columbia Business School