Steven F. Retzloff
Steven F. Retzloff serves as Senior Executive Chairman of Stellar Bank and Executive Chairman of Stellar Bancorp, Inc. He joined the Company in connection with the merger of equals with Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. and CBTX, Inc. in 2023. Mr. Retzloff previously served as Chairman of Allegiance Bank and CEO of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. and was one of the organizers of the Bank. Mr. Retzloff has over 39 years of business experience and 30 years of Houston Banking experience. He served as a director of Sterling Bancshares, Inc., a publicly traded multi-billion dollar financial institution, and Sterling Bank from 1987 to 2006, including terms as Chairman of the board of Sterling Bancshares from 1990 to 1992 and from 2004 to 2005. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Retzloff Industries, Inc. and is an advisory director to Pharos Capital Partners III. Prior to co-founding Allegiance Bank, Mr. Retzloff owned and managed Travis Body & Trailer, Inc., a nationwide manufacturer of specialized truck trailers. His past work experience also includes General Motors, Bristol Myers and Retzloff Capital Corporation. Mr. Retzloff received an Industrial Engineering degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree (with distinction) from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. Mr. Retzloff currently serves as a director of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Faith in Practice, The Open Door Mission, the Greater Houston Partnership and, since 2021, the Houston Food Bank also serving as a member of its finance committee. He also serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership. He previously served as Vice President of the Kinkaid School Investments Foundation and previously served as trustee of Pines Presbyterian Church and on the advisory board for the Mays School Banking Program at Texas A&M University and Fuller Texas School of Theology. Mr. Retzloff's significant experience as a director and officer of community banks and his extensive leadership skills qualify him to serve on our board.