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Viridiana Vela - Promotion

Friday, 01 June 2018




Vela now an officer at Falcon’s East branch location



[LAREDO, TX, May 31, 2018]—On April 27, Viridiana Vela was promoted to an officer position as senior credit analyst at Falcon International Bank.


At Falcon’s East branch, Vela is responsible for providing support to the lending department and other areas by preparing credit authorizations, financial/cash flow analyses and conversion of foreign financial statements. She also reviews documentation and lends her expertise to exceptions, spreads, reports, trainings and special projects.


“The most enjoyable aspect of my job is also the most challenging,” Vela says, “which is to approach new, interesting situations on a regular basis. It’s great to be part of a team-oriented environment that allows the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience with each other.”


A native of Nuevo Laredo/Laredo, Vela has been with Falcon for five years. She has a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M International University and has continued her education with the International Banking Association of Texas and the Texas Banking Association. Courses completed include the Credit Analysis Summit (IBAT), Advanced Credit Analysis Summit (IBAT), Texas Secured Lending course (TBA), and other related webinars.


Vela believes in giving back to her local community, donating to the United Way and the American Heart Association. Falcon wishes her congratulations on her promotion!



Nayeli Gabriel-Garza Promotion

Friday, 01 June 2018



Gabriel-Garza to oversee escrow department at Falcon’s East branch



[LAREDO, TX, May 31, 2018]—In her decade-long tenure at Falcon International Bank, Nayeli Gabriel-Garza has received numerous recognitions, including Banker of the Month and Banker of the Year. Now she has been promoted from escrow analyst to loan operations officer at Falcon’s East branch location.


In her current role, Gabriel-Garza is responsible for ensuring the bank’s high standard of customer service, maintaining taxes and insurance on bank-wide escrowed loans, performing annual escrow analysis and overseeing properties under a flood zone.


“I enjoy all the duties that encompass my job,” Gabriel-Garza says, “but being able to answer questions for my customers and coworkers gives me tremendous satisfaction.”


Originally from Puebla, Mexico, Gabriel-Garza has called Laredo home for 18 years. She is a graduate of J.W. Nixon High School and earned her associate’s degree in banking and finance from Laredo Community College. She volunteers at Freedom Elementary School and most enjoys spending her free time with her family, especially her three children, Nayeli Anali Garza, Juan Jesus Garza Jr. and Alexa Beatriz Garza.


With Falcon, Gabriel-Garza attributes her success to one thing: love.


“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,” she says.


Falcon International Bank congratulates Nayeli Gabriel-Garza on her promotion!



Jose Cadena - Promotion

Friday, 01 June 2018




Cadena also holds distinction of perfect attendance over 12-year tenure at bank


[LAREDO, TX, May 31, 2018]—With 37 years in the banking industry, including 12 at Falcon International Bank, Jose Cadena can be considered an industry veteran. Now, in addition to being recognized for perfect attendance, he has been promoted from Accounts Payable Clerk to Accounts Payable Manager.


Based in Falcon’s Laredo headquarters, Cadena is responsible for reviewing and paying all invoices and bank credit cards on time, as well as processing employee reimbursements for bank-related expenses. He is also charged with tagging invoices for sales and tax purposes, as well as researching expenses as needed.


“What I most enjoy about my job is the conversations with vendors and colleagues,” Cadena says.


A native Laredoan, Cadena gives back to his community by participating in the Junior Achievement of South Texas, and enjoys spending spare time with his family—a core value he says Falcon shares.


“At Falcon, they really mean family comes first,” he says.


Falcon congratulates Jose Cadena on his promotion!





Imelda Rodriguez - Promotion

Friday, 01 June 2018



Rodriguez has been recognized as Banker of the Month twice in three years


[LAREDO, TX, May 31, 2018]—Based in Falcon International Bank’s Laredo headquarters, Imelda Rodriguez has been promoted to executive offices administrative officer.


Rodriguez, who has 18 years of experience in the banking industry, with almost 5 spent at Falcon, is responsible for scheduling and organizing events for the Executive Offices, CEO, and COO. She enjoys the variability of her days, particularly interacting with visitors and adapting to new situations as they arise.


“There are always new things to learn in the executive offices,” Rodriguez says. “Every day challenges us to do our best work.”


Recognized as Employee of the Month in 2015 and 2018, Rodriguez takes pride not just in her role inside the bank, but also in representing Falcon in community events, encouraging her colleagues to do the same. She helps organize and volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Walk and is also a member of the Small Business Committee.


In her spare time, Rodriguez enjoys volunteering at her parish, Holy Family Church, and watching movies and baseball with her husband, Hector, and children, Hector Jr., Xavier and Daniela.


“All I can say is how happy, grateful, proud, and blessed I feel to let everyone know that I’m a part of the Falcon family,” Rodriguez says.


Falcon congratulates Imelda Rodriguez on her promotion!



Falcon Bank Ranked #78 in the Nation

Thursday, 03 May 2018

Falcon Bank was ranked #78 as one of the nation's top performers.

Sheshunoff released a list of the 100 Highest Performing Banks in the 21st Century in the nation and Falcon is proudly ranked.




















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