On September 24, Little Rock, Arkansas-based Encore Bank announced its expansion into Dallas and Fort Worth. Marc Massad has been named executive vice president/regional president in Dallas, and Scott Jones has been named executive vice president and regional president of Tarrant County.
Massad is a 16-year Texas banking veteran. He was senior vice president/ commercial group manager at IberiaBank Corp. from 2014 to 2020. Prior to that, he served as a commercial banker at Mutual of Omaha Bank and also held various positions with Bank of Texas, including credit analyst and assistant vice president.
Jones, a seventh-generation Texan, began his 35-year banking career with Interfirst Bank NA. He held retail and commercial banking positions at Bank One and served as the middle-market commercial banking manager at SouthTrust Bank NA. Before joining Encore Bank, Jones served as Tarrant County market president for Regions Financial Corp. Previously, he was the Dallas/Fort Worth market president for Regions Bank and before that, served as Tarrant County area executive of First Horizon Bank.
“Early on in the Encore Bank story, we made our intention to operate in the Dallas and Fort Worth markets a top priority,” says Phillip Jett, vice chairman and president. “[We believe that] our philosophy of being a private, boutique bank that promotes a culture of empowerment and innovation…is a great fit in these markets. We will only enter a market when we find the perfect leader. As we studied the Dallas and Fort Worth markets, two names kept being brought up again and again—Marc and Scott.”
Established in 1997, Encore Bank operates branches in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Rogers, in addition to its new expansion into the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.