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Bank of America joined several other banks in Agility’s capital raise. Hong Ogle, President of Bank of America Houston, noted, “Women entrepreneurs have long faced barriers to equal access to capital. The investment by Bank of America in Agility is part of our commitment to create economic opportunity, as well as elevate and provide funding for Minority Depository Institutions that support minority and women-owned small businesses.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us associated with Agility Bank to make a significant difference in the banking landscape in Houston,” said Meyer-Nelson, president and CEO of The Richland Companies.
“This is a historic event for banking, our country, and Houston,” said Lauren Sparks, founder. president and CEO of Agility. “Our goal from the beginning has been to promote financial parity for women, so they have better access to capital and can have a seat at the table in a world where differences are valued and celebrated.” The bank opens Monday, May 23.
“This is truly a unique opportunity to reach deeper into the areas we serve to meet the growing needs of women and all minority business owners." - Duane Dewey, Trustmark President and CEO.
“We looked for providers with a proven and nimble tech stack that would allow us to hit the ground running on day one and use data in innovative ways,” - Lauren Sparks, founder and CEO of Agility Bank
“Through this collaboration, both Climate First Bank and Agility Bank will further our shared goal of using finance as a positive tool for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.” - Ken LaRoe, founder and CEO of Climate First Bank
"Building a bank’s technology for small and medium-sized businesses is the wave of the future for commercial community banks. We’re leading that charge.” - Jay Pedraza, Chief Technology Officer
"At Agility, we are taking complicated processes and making them seamless to the person sitting on the other side of the desk." - Tina Veserra, Chief Operating Officer
“The ability to be on the ground floor of organizing a bank that is going to be primarily owned by women and led by women is a continuation of a vision I have had since my early days in banking.” - Maureen Sanders, Director
“We believe the future of community banking is in working with companies like DCI that are ready to adopt new ideas as our clients’ needs evolve. We will use current technology in innovative ways to make everyone’s lives easier and more productive.” - Lauren Sparks, founder and CEO
“As a native Houstonian and successful banker, Laquita’s knowledge of the market, its opportunities and needs is exceptional and fits hand-in-glove with Agility’s mission of being a bank for growing companies.” - Lauren Sparks, founder and CEO