CrossFirst Bankshares names new president

Mike Maddox

Mike Maddox, current president and CEO of CrossFirst Bank, will become president and CEO of its holding company, CrossFirst Bankshares. He replaces George F. Jones, Jr., who will continue to serve as vice chair through 2021.

Maddox has served as the Kansas bank’s president and CEO since 2008 and will continue in that role for the foreseeable future. During that time, he has grown its market share in Kansas City and expanded into four other key markets across Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. 

“I am excited to welcome Mike as our new CEO for CrossFirst Bankshares,” said CrossFirst Chair Rod Brenneman. “Mike is a proven leader and an experienced banker who is well-positioned to lead CrossFirst into the future.”

Prior to joining CrossFirst, Maddox was a regional president for Intrust Bank, managing the bank’s northeast Kansas operations.  He has business and law degrees from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“George’s strategic thinking and leadership have strengthened our company,” Maddox said “I appreciate George for his service to CrossFirst over the last four years, and for staying on as a board member and advisor.”

George F. Jones, Jr.

Jones had been president and CEO of the holding company since 2018; previously he was vice chair beginning in may 2016, after retiring from Texas Capital Bank, N.A., at the end of 2013.

A founding executive of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. Jones was TCBI president from 2007 until 2013 and CEO from 2007 until 2013. He was CEO of Texas Capital Bank, N.A., from its inception in December 1998 until 2013 and served as president from December 1998 to October 2008. He previously held key management roles with Texas American Bank, Dallas, and Mercantile National Bank, Dallas. He has a business administration degree from the University of North Texas, Denton, and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

Leawood-based CrossFirst has $5 billion in assets and seven offices in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas.