Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> February 15, 2013

Texas Banks Remain Profitable and Grow Loans Organically

Gailey, Brady
Brady Gailey, CFA, joined Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. in 2007, working in the firm’s Atlanta office, and is currently a Managing Director responsible for equity research coverage of more than 20 regional banks in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States, focusing specifically on Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Prior to joining Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., he spent four years at Silverton Bank / Silverton Capital Corp, where he was an Investment Banker advising Southeastern community banks on M&A and trust preferred offerings. He received a degree in corporate finance from the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. He also earned his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute in 2007. He has been a guest on CNBC's Closing Bell and has been quoted in newspapers worldwide and in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, American Banker, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Forbes, Dow Jones and other various business journals. Mr. Gailey is also a member of the board of directors for the Atlanta, Georgia-based nonprofit Atlanta Community Ministries. Profile
TWST: If you would, introduce yourself with a snapshot of your coverage universe.

Mr. Gailey: I have been a Research Analyst at KBW for a little over five years. I cover a little over