Texas: Ohio-Based Fifth Third Bank Expands Middle-Market Service in Texas, Names Silvas Market President

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp has hired Scott Silvas as Texas market president to service the expansion of the bank’s middle-market commercial banking capabilities. Based in Houston, Silvas will be responsible for building teams in Houston and Dallas to support the needs of middle-market companies statewide. He brings more than 15 years of banking experience to the role.

Fifth Third Bank currently has nearly 30 employees in Dallas and Houston providing corporate banking services. “Establishing a market president in Texas is a continuation of Fifth Third’s commitment to expand its broad range of commercial solutions in high-potential markets,” says Lars Anderson, executive vice president and COO.

Silvas joins Fifth Third from JP Morgan Chase Bank, where he served as executive director and managing market executive for the Houston middle-market group since 2014. Silvas began his career in 2003 with Bank of Texas, part of BOK Financial.

Silvas holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Texas and earned his MBA degree from Rice University. He is currently a member of the board and finance committee for Genesys Works.

Fifth Third Bank has $146 billion in assets and 1,121 banking centers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina.

Published in Bankers Digest March 11, 2019