Carlos M. Sepulveda, Jr. has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors as Chairman since its inception in 2010. He also serves as Chairman of the Board at TBK Bank, SSB and is director on the Board at Triumph Financial Services LLC and Triumph Insurance Group, Inc.

In May 2022, Mr. Sepulveda was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. He has served as the Lead Director since 2016 and as a member of the Cinemark board since 2007. In March 2014, he became a Director on the Board of Directors for Travel Research Advisors, LLC, one of the world’s finest chauffeured ground transportation service providers and the industry leader in applying technology to deliver precise and reliable service to every passenger. Mr. Sepulveda served on the Board of Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) as an Executive Committee member and Audit Committee Chairman from 2013 to 2017.

Before coming to Triumph, Mr. Sepulveda was at Interstate Battery System International for 23 years, the last nine years as President & CEO. He continues to serve as a Director on the Interstate Batteries Board of Directors, a position he has held since 1995.

Preceding his tenure at Interstate Batteries, Mr. Sepulveda gained more than ten years of experience in various roles with KPMG Peat Marwick Accounting Firm in Austin, New York City and San Francisco, where he was an audit partner and designated associate SEC reviewing partner with the firm.

Mr. Sepulveda received his Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs.

Mr. Sepulveda’s extensive experience in business qualifies him to serve on our board of directors. 

Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Graft is the Founder, Vice Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN). Additionally, he serves as the Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Public Information Officer of TBK Bank, SSB, is the Chairman of Triumph Financial Services LLC, and is the Vice Chairman of Triumph Insurance Group, Inc. Mr. Graft also serves as the Vice Chairman of The Bank of the West of Thomas, Oklahoma.

Before establishing Triumph Financial, Mr. Graft served as the Founder and President of Triumph Land and Capital Management, LLC, where he oversaw several multi-family and commercial real estate projects in receivership and led the acquisition of multiple pools of distressed debt secured by multi-family projects. Before Triumph, Mr. Graft worked for Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP), focusing on distressed loan workouts.

Mr. Graft received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Baylor University. He also serves on the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board. In 2017, Mr. Graft received the EY Entrepreneur of The Year® Award in the Business & Financial Services category in the Southwest Region.

Charles A. Anderson has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors since 2010. He has also served on the Board of Directors at TBK Bank, SSB since 2023.

In 2003, Mr. Anderson co-founded Bandera Ventures, Ltd., a firm focused on industrial development and acquisitions, distressed office acquisitions and long-term lease opportunities. Before that, Mr. Anderson was associated with the Trammell Crow Company where he served as senior executive director, responsible for the Development and Investment Group for the Western half of the United States. Since 2014, Mr. Anderson has served on the board of directors and as a member of the investment and audit committees of Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW), a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Mr. Anderson’s extensive experience in business and finance qualifies him to serve on our board of directors. 

Harrison Barnes has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors since 2021. He has also served on the Board of Directors at TBK Bank, SSB since 2023.

A professional athlete since 2012, Mr. Barnes is currently a professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He currently serves on the board of directors of First National Bank (Ames, IA), the largest bank subsidiary of Ames National Corporation (Nasdaq: ATLO). Since 2012, Mr. Barnes has overseen all functions of his family’s business affairs, including analysis of representation and business proposals, venture capital transactions, and investments in publicly traded companies.

Mr. Barnes represented the United States in the 2016 Olympics. He also serves on the board of directors of USA Basketball and is the treasurer and executive committee member of the National Basketball Players Association. He was one of two inaugural player representatives on the NBA Foundation board of directors.

Mr. Barnes is actively involved in various community engagement projects, including serving as an ambassador for When We All Vote, a board of trustees member for the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland, and a Learn Fresh champion and advisor for the NBA Math Hoops program.

Mr. Barnes’ extensive experience in business and banking qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Debra A. Bradford has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors since 2020. She has also served on the Board of Directors at TBK Bank, SSB since 2023.

Ms. Bradford is president and chief financial officer of First American Payment Systems, an industry leader and global solutions provider in merchant account services. She joined First American Payment Systems in 2001 and has served as president and chief financial officer since 2008. Ms. Bradford also serves on the board of directors and audit committee of First American Payment Systems.

Before joining First American Payment Systems, Ms. Bradford served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of ACE Cash Express, Inc., a financial services retailer, and in various roles, including the chief operating officer, with IPS Card Solutions (formerly NTS, Inc.), a division of First Data Corporation.

Ms. Bradford graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Ms. Bradford’s extensive experience in business and finance qualifies her to serve on our board of directors. 

Director

Richard Davis has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors since 2010. He has also served on the Board of Directors at TBK Bank, SSB since 2023.

He is the founder and chief executive officer of Dallas-based DAVACO, Inc., a leading provider of retail, restaurant and hospitality service solutions. In 2000 and 2006, Mr. Davis was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and in 2006, he was inducted into the Retail Construction Hall of Fame. Mr. Davis currently serves on The Salvation Army’s Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Advisory Board and The Board of Advisors of the Baylor Angel Network with the Hankamer School of Business of Baylor University.

Mr. Davis’ extensive experience in business qualifies him to serve on our board of directors. 

Director

Davis Deadman joined TBK Bank, SSB, then called Triumph Savings Bank, SSB, as its Chief Lending Officer and became a member of its Board of Directors in 2014. He joined the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors in 2023.

Since 2011, Mr. Deadman has also served on the board of the North Texas Certified Development Corporation, an SBA chartered entity focused on providing debt capital to the small business community in Texas. From 2004 to 2010, he served on multiple boards, including the bank and the holding company within the NexBank Capital, Inc. platform.

From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Deadman served as Chief Executive Officer and President of NexBank, a financial services organization that included a broker-dealer and an investment banking and corporate advisory firm. From 1998 to 2009, Mr. Deadman served as a Senior Portfolio Manager and, ultimately, as a partner with Highland Capital Management L.P. In this role, he managed a team of investment professionals responsible for a several billion-dollar portfolio of credit investments. Before 1998, he served as an investment officer at Mutual Benefit Life, managing a $200 million commercial real estate-backed loan portfolio.

Mr. Deadman received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, Cum Laude, from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder.

Mr. Deadman’s extensive experience in business, banking and finance qualifies him to serve on our board of directors. 

Director

Laura Easley has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors since 2020. She is also a director on the Board at Triumph Financial Services LLC and Triumph Insurance Group, Inc. and has served on the Board of Directors at TBK Bank, SSB since 2023.

Ms. Easley was the Chief Operating Officer of Transportation Insight, a leading enterprise solutions provider in the logistics and transportation industry, from 2012 until her retirement in 2019. She served in various other capacities at Transportation Insight from 2005 to 2019, including Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Solutions Officer.

Before Transportation Insight, Ms. Easley served in various capacities with Menlo Worldwide, The Complete Logistics Company and ABF Freight System.

Ms. Easley received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. She served on the Board of Directors for the OSU Cowboy Academy of Industrial Engineering and Management.

Ms. Easley’s extensive experience in business and transportation qualifies her to serve on our board of directors. 

Maribess L. Miller has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors since 2014. She has also served on the Board of Directors at TBK Bank, SSB since 2023.

Ms. Miller was a member of the public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1975 until 2009, including serving as the North Texas Market Managing Partner of that firm’s U.S. Healthcare Audit Practice from 1995 to 1998. Ms. Miller joined the board of DR Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) in November 2019 and serves as chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committee.

Ms. Miller has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee for Zix Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIXI). Ms. Miller is also a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee for Midmark Corp., a privately-held medical supply company. She was on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy from 2009 to 2015 and served as the past Board Chair for the Texas Health Institute. She is a Board member and past Chair of the Board of the North Texas Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Christian University. Ms. Miller is a certified public accountant.

Ms. Miller’s extensive business experience qualifies her to serve on our board of directors.

Michael P. Rafferty has served on the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) Board of Directors since 2014. He has also served on the Board of Directors at TBK Bank, SSB since 2023.

Mr. Rafferty was a member of the public accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP from 1975 until 2013, was admitted as a Partner of the Firm in 1988, and served as the Audit Practice Leader for the Southwest Region from 2004 to 2013. During his career with Ernst & Young, he primarily served clients in the financial services and healthcare industries. Mr. Rafferty graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of New Orleans. Mr. Rafferty is a Certified Public Accountant and is licensed in Texas and Louisiana. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and on the Audit Committee and the Compliance and Ethics Committee of MoneyGram International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGI), a position he has held since 2016.

Mr. Rafferty’s extensive experience in the financial services industry qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Director

C. Todd Sparks has served on the Board of Directors of the Triumph Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFIN) and TBK Bank, SSB since their inception in 2010.

He is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Operating Inc., where he has been employed since 1992. He formerly served on the board of directors for Patriot Drilling, LLC, First Capital Bank of Texas, First Bank of Texas (Holding Company), Trace Engines, LLC and High Sky Children’s Ranch. Mr. Sparks received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1989 and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Mr. Sparks’ extensive business and banking experience and long-standing business and banking relationships in the community qualify him to serve on our board of directors.

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