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Jeremy Ford

President & Chief Executive Officer
Hilltop Holdings

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.

Mr. Ford also serves as director of Hilltop Holdings and chairman of Hilltop’s Executive Committee, overseeing operations at all of Hilltop Holdings’ wholly owned subsidiaries: PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, and HilltopSecurities.

Career Highlights

  • Over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Active in all mergers and acquisitions for Hilltop including The Bank of River Oaks in 2018, SWS Group, Inc., in 2015, First National Bank of Edinburg in 2013, and PlainsCapital Corporation in 2012
  • Prior to becoming president and CEO of Hilltop, Mr. Ford was a principle of Ford Financial Fund, L.P.
  • Has worked for several firms in the financial services industry, including Diamond A-Ford Corporation; Liberté Investors Inc. (now First Acceptance Corporation); California Federal Bank, FSB (now Citigroup Inc.); and Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup Inc.)
  • Led the sale of National Lloyds to Align Financial Holdings in 2020


  • B.B.A. in Finance, University of Texas
  • M.B.A. in Finance, Columbia Business School

Current Affiliations

  • First Acceptance Corporation, chairman of the board
  • University of Texas at Austin Development Board member
  • University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Foundation member
  • Constantine Foundation member

Past Affiliations

  • Children’s Medical Center of Dallas board member
years in the financial services industry
years leading Hilltop Holdings
University of Texas football fan
"As Hilltop’s family of companies has grown throughout the years, we have never lost sight of our core strength – building long-term relationships based on trust and service."
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