Griffin Expands Financial Institutions Investment Banking Team

John M. Gosser, Sr., Joins the Firm’s Fort Worth Office

FORT WORTH, TX, July 16, 2018 – Griffin Financial Group announced today that John M. Gosser, Sr., has joined as a Director in the Financial Institutions Group investment banking team. He is resident in the firm’s Fort Worth office.

Griffin serves as a trusted advisor to the management teams and boards of directors of banks, thrifts, asset managers and specialty finance companies, as well as fintech and other companies serving the banking industry. The team provides strategic advice to financial institutions in all areas of business, including strategic alternative studies, merger and acquisition advisory, capital markets and capital raising alternatives.

“John’s background and long-standing service to the industry further strengthen our financial institutions platform,” said Joe Harenza, CEO and Senior Managing Director of Griffin. “Our clients and our platform will benefit from his experience and reputation as a proven executive.”

For more than 30 years, Mr. Gosser has assisted community banks in capitalizing on their strategic growth objectives. He has advised boards, ALCO and executive teams for hundreds of community banks resulting in improved balance sheets and increased earnings. Prior to joining Griffin, Mr. Gosser served as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and SBA Sales for TIB-The Independent Bankers Bank, where he advised bank presidents, CFOs, ALCOs and bank boards on fixed income securities, interest rate risk and hedging and mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategies to generate income and reduce risk. He also served as a Managing Director and Director of Sales for Shay Financial Services where he worked with numerous banks on strategies to leverage capital and improve their balance sheets and net interest margins, and as a Vice President of Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and One National Bank, where he began his banking career.

He is a frequent speaker and trainer who has worked with bank boards, banking associations, banking schools and state and federal regulators, including the OCC, Federal Reserve and FDIC.

Mr. Gosser received a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Business from Ouachita Baptist University and graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business.