Don Stricklin is the Chairman of Far West Capital. Prior to joining Far West Capital, Don was president and CEO of State Bank and Texas United Bancshares in La Grange, Texas. Texas United grew from $80 million in 1997 to more than $1.8 billion in assets by February 2007, with 41 locations prior to its merger with Prosperity Bancshares. Texas United operated under four subsidiaries: State Bank, GNB, Gateway National Bank and Northwest Bank. Prior to joining Texas United in 1996, Don was senior vice president at Bank One Mortgage in Dallas. He also served in several management positions with Bank One in the community bank division, including president and CEO of Bank One in Abilene, Texas. Don served on the board of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., formerly Texas United Bancshares, until he joined Far West Capital in 2007.
Don was a national bank examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and received his commission in 1985. He is a former director of The Independent Bankers Bank (TIB) in Irving, Texas and was recently named one of the finalists competing for the Stevie Award as Best Executive at the 2005 American Business Awards in New York City.
Don holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University.