Chairman & CEO
James D. Rollins III is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Bank. He has served as Chairman of the Board since April 2014 and Chief Executive Officer since November 2012. Prior to that, he served as president and Chief Operating Officer of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, and director of Prosperity Bancshares from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Rollins served as Senior Vice President of Prosperity Bancshares from 2001 until 2006 and became President of Prosperity Bank in 2005. He served as Executive Vice President of Prosperity Bank from 2002 to 2004 and President of the Matagorda Banking Centers of Prosperity Bank from 1994 to 2002. From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Rollins worked for First State Bank and Trust Company in Port Lavaca and Bay City, Texas.
Executive Vice Chairman
Paul B. Murphy Jr. is Executive Vice Chairman of Cadence Bank. He has served at Cadence and its predecessors since January 2010. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at Amegy Bank of Texas, helping to steer that institution from $75 million in assets and a single location to assets of $11 billion and 85 branches in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio metropolitan areas when he left as a director and Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. Mr. Murphy managed the sale of Amegy to Zions Bancorporation for $1.7 billion in 2005, with original investors in Amegy realizing a return of approximately 36 times their initial investment. Mr. Murphy is an advocate of the community and has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards. Currently he is on the boards of Oceaneering International Inc., Natural Resource Partners, Hope and Healing Center and Institute, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Houston Complete Communities Advisory Board. He also is active in the World Presidents Organization.
Chris A. Bagley is President of Cadence Bank. He has served at Cadence and its predecessors since 2014. Mr. Bagley has over 35 years of experience in commercial banking. Prior to joining Cadence’s predecessor, BancorpSouth, he was previously a named executive officer and Chief Credit Officer of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. in Houston, Texas. At Prosperity, Mr. Bagley served on the 7-person executive committee which directed and oversaw all bank lending and operations. During his career, he has also served as a regional loan concurrence officer, a voting member of the senior loan committee, member of the operations and BSA risk committees, and was the lending liaison for the fair lending component of compliance exams. He has also served as a member of the board of directors for a publicly traded financial holding company.
Chief Financial Officer
Valerie C. Toalson is Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Bank. She joined Cadence in January 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Toalson served as Executive Vice President, CFO of BankAtlantic Bancorp and BankAtlantic N.A., and previously held several senior leadership positions at BOK Financial Corporation, including Corporate Controller, Manager of Credit Services, Manager of Process Improvement and Chief Auditor. Ms. Toalson began her career in audit at Price Waterhouse, where she received her certified public accounting certificate.
Chief Banking Officer
R.H. “Hank” Holmes IV is Chief Banking Officer of Cadence Bank. In addition, he serves as Business Services Executive and President, Texas Region of Cadence Bank, positions he has held since joining Cadence in 2011. Mr. Holmes brings 24 years of banking expertise, 18 of which were at Amegy Bank of Texas where his experience spanned credit, commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, private banking, and special assets. He serves on the board of directors for the University of Mississippi’s School of Banking and Finance and BakerRipley and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization.