Southside Bank Announces Little as Senior Vice President of Private Banking

Tyler-based Southside Bank recently announced that Gilbert Little has joined the company as senior vice president–private banking for the North Texas region. He joins the team to help expand and develop new private banking relationships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and throughout Texas. With more than 30 years of experience working with high-net-worth families and individuals, his background includes commercial and personal banking in smaller communities as well as with Fortune 100 companies.

“Gilbert brings tremendous knowledge, experience and contacts working with high-net-worth individuals and corporate executives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and across the Southern United States,” says John Jett, Southside Bank’s managing director–private banking. “We know his work ethic and commitment to service will help grow and develop the bank’s private banking segment. Our goal is to be the go-to financial institution in this community for private banking, and we are so pleased to have someone as experienced as Gilbert join Southside.”

Little previously served as a private banker for BBVA Compass Global Wealth where he acquired high-net-worth relationships resulting in $100 million in new deposits, investments and trust accounts.

He also launched the Hal Sutton Foundation in 2001, which led to the establishment of Sutton Children’s Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. The hospital opened in 2006.

Southside Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Southside Bank, has approximately $6.5 billion in assets and operates 59 banking locations in East, Central, North and Southeast Texas. The bank was established in 1960.

Published in Bankers Digest July 23, 2018