When Falcon’s current owners acquired the bank in 1995, the staff consisted of only 20 employees and $52 million in assets. Today, with the benefit of steady leadership, talented employees and a loyal clientele, Falcon is now the 58th largest bank in Texas and is proud to have grown to almost 300 dedicated bankers on its team, in addition to assets in excess of $1 billion and fifteen branches located in Laredo, San Antonio, McAllen, Brownsville, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and Buda, as well as representative offices in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico. The ICBA has declared Falcon International bank as the 46th fastest growing community bank in the nation.
|Guided by Faith...|
|Grounded by Family...|
|Committed to You!|
A Unique Philosophy: Faith, Family and Falcon
Falcon attributes its success largely to being a family-owned business—and, thus, a business that values and cultivates a familial atmosphere in its staff and customers. Our philosophy is simple: Faith, Family and Falcon. And it began with one man.
The late Hugo Gutierrez, Sr., a trusted, longtime Laredo businessman, headed his family’s far-sighted investment in 1995, when they purchased a majority interest in then Falcon National Bank. Mr. Gutierrez Sr. contributed his invaluable business experience to his new role as Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors, with his sons, Hugo Jr. and Adolfo, joining him on the board. Adolfo also became the bank’s President and CEO, a position he held for nearly a dozen years. In that time, Mr. Gutierrez Sr.’s business savvy and devotion to family created a business model that still guides Falcon throughout its growth.
Today, Gilbert Narvaez, Jr., an integral part of Falcon since 1990, serves as President and CEO, and after decades of treasured business advice from his father, Adolfo serves as Falcon’s Chairman of the Board. Mr. Narvaez, Jr., John J. Hill, Hugo A. Gutierrez, Jr., Ray A. Gonzales, Eduardo Garza-Robles, and Pablo Villanueva also add their banking and business expertise to Falcon’s Board of Directors.
We Know What Counts—And It Shows
At Falcon, we know what counts with our customers: personalized service, attention to detail and genuine dedication in assisting our customers reach their goals. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 Falcon was recognized with the Five-Star Service Award for providing exemplary customer service in the area of financial services. Falcon has been recognized as the 58th largest bank in Texas with accolades featured in articles by American Banker, San Antonio Express News, Laredo Morning Times, and Indepenent Banker, among other publications.
Our reputation for superior service has allowed us to widen our niche market, and today we are able to provide our quality service internationally. Our growth has also allowed us to immerse ourselves in bettering many communities, not just one. Falcon team members are active participants, contributors and board members of dozens of civic and charity organizations, some of which include the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Susan B. Komen Foundation, Junior Achievement, Leadership Laredo, S.T.A.R.S., Rotary Clubs, Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill.
Falcon International Bank is proud to be a part of the culture and history of South Texas, and, through branch expansion, product innovation and community involvement, we look forward to further serving the needs of its dynamic residents.