Jesse Arenivas, Chief executive officer
Barry E. Davis, who led the founding of EnLink in 2014, will step down from running the company after serving as CEO and chairman of the board. Jesse Arenivas will assume the role of CEO and serve on the board, while Leldon E. Echols will become chairman of the board. Arenivas will lead EnLink through its next phase and position the company to provide energy solutions for the future. Previously, he worked at Kinder Morgan for almost 20 years and helped the company become the largest carrier of CO2 in North America.
Education: The Permian Basin at the University of Texas (BBA)
Jeff Vines, Financial director
In his new role at Irving-based RailPros, which provides rail and transit engineering and construction services, Jeff Vines will oversee the company’s finance and accounting department. Vines was previously vice president of transformation at Magellan Healthcare. This is RailPros’ second executive hire in recent months: as the passenger and freight rail industry continues to benefit from significant infrastructure investment, the company has seen sustained growth .
Education: Baylor University (MACc, BBA)
The family place
Molly Fiden, Director of Strategy and Brand Development
In her new role, Molly Fiden will strive to engage the business community in partnerships and increase the reach of The Family Place. Previously, she was part of the Rubicon nonprofit team focused on disaster response as a major gif manager and started an individual major gift program for the central region of the country. The Family Place, a Dallas-based domestic violence service agency, is one of the largest domestic violence service providers in Texas and operates three emergency shelters and three counseling centers.
Education: Canisius College (BA)
Katie Sperry, Director of development
Prior to joining The Family Place, Katie Sperry held several positions at the American Heart Association, most recently as Vice President of Strategic Relations. During her tenure at American Heart, she raised over $35 million. She also previously worked for the Dallas Zoo and March of Dimes. In his new role, Sperry will work with Fiden to propel The Family Place into its next stage of growth.
Education: Texas Christian University (BA)
Guillaume Rocher, Director of Loans and Executive Vice President
William Roher will lead Dallas-based American Bank’s commercial lending efforts in his new role. Additionally, he will oversee the management and development of all commercial real estate, construction, residential and SBA loans. Roher previously held positions at AccessBank Texas, Northstar Bank of Texas, First United Bank & Trust and SouthTrust Banks. Most recently he was President of IBF Structured Finance in Addison.
Education: Southern Methodist University (BBA)
Zane Smith, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President
Zane Smith has been promoted from his previous role as Executive Vice President of Credit and Risk Management. In his new role, Smith will help the board set American Bank’s strategic risk direction. He will also oversee the credit, compliance and technology groups, and manage the bank’s loan portfolio. Prior to joining American Bank, he served as a National Bank Examiner in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Education: West Texas A&M University (BBA)
Plains Capital Bank
Marcus Q. Poole, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Group
In his new role with PlainsCapital Bank’s Dallas Commercial Lending Group, Marcus Q. Poole will work with distribution wholesalers, manufacturers and professional, healthcare and service organizations. He previously worked with Texas Capital Bank, BBVA in the US, BB&T, Wells Fargo and SunTrust. Poole is also a US Army veteran. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of the Commercial Lending Group at Texas Capital Bank.
Education: Alabama A&M University (MBA, BA)
Ryan Frahm, Regional Production Manager, Senior Vice President
Ryan Frahm joined Louisiana-based Origin Bank in 2017 as head of mortgages at DFW and was promoted from his previous role as branch manager and market leader for South Dallas. In his new role, Frahm will lead Origin’s loan officers in Texas and help develop and grow the production team as the bank continues its expansion in Texas. He will also continue to be part of Origin’s leadership team, helping to improve internal processes, employee workflow and recruiting.
Education: Texas A&M University – Commerce (BBA)
Rus Talley, Land team
In his new role at Valor, Russ Talley will work to optimize clients’ mining assets through research and asset analytics. Valor manages 80,000 interests in 32 states. Talley is a geologist who recently worked for Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, a private oil and gas services company. He also held previous positions with Forestar Group, Range Resources, DTE Energy and Quicksilver Resources and is a US Air Force veteran.
Education: The University of Texas at Arlington