Hilltop Holdings’ growth and success is a direct result of our commitment to the core tenets of leadership, disciplined acquisition, diversification, financial strength and stability, Texas focus, and nationwide presence.
Hilltop Holdings is led by Gerald J. Ford, a highly regarded banker and native of West Texas. Mr. Ford is the company’s largest shareholder and has served as Hilltop’s chairman since 2007. Jeremy B. Ford oversees Hilltop Holdings’ functional operations as chief executive officer and president, leveraging extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions to lead Hilltop’s executive team and provide direction for its subsidiaries.
Gerald J. Ford is a banking and financial institutions entrepreneur who has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions of private and public sector financial institutions, primarily in the Southwestern U.S. over the past 40 years. This includes the acquisition and consolidation of 30 banks from 1975 to 1993.
Hilltop Holdings owns leading financial institutions in three principal areas: PlainsCapital Bank (banking), PrimeLending (mortgage), and HilltopSecurities (municipal investment banking).
As of December 31, 2020, on a consolidated basis, Hilltop Holdings had total assets of $17.7 billion and common equity of $2.4 billion.
Hilltop companies operate more than 100 locations in Texas—where they are also headquartered—giving the enterprise a substantial platform for growth in its home state.
We position ourselves in markets nationwide which provides us the opportunity to enable businesses to thrive, economies to prosper, and help individuals to realize their ambitions.