The Roots of Our Achievement
Falcon International Bank is proud to call South Texas home. Founded in Laredo, Texas in 1986, Falcon knows well the distinct duality of border-town culture; in fact, we use it to blend the quality of Mexican tradition with the efficacy of modern American banking. The result is a bank with a sincere commitment to service—and an unparalleled track record of growth and achievement.
When Falcon’s current owners acquired the bank in 1995, it had a staff of 20 and assets of $52 million. Today, with the benefit of steady leadership, talented employees and a loyal clientele, Falcon is proud to have almost 300 dedicated bankers on its team, in addition to assets in excess of $800 million and fifteen branches located in Laredo, San Antonio, McAllen, Brownsville, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and Buda, with a Loan Production Office (LPO) in Harlingen as well as representative offices in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2011, Falcon continues to rank among the top 100 of the Hispanic Business Magazine annual Hispanic 500 directory, which lists the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S.
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 COO, and after decades of treasured business advice from his father, Adolfo serves as Falcon’s Chairman of the Board and CEO. Mr. Narvaez, Jr., John J. Hill, Hugo A. Gutierrez, Jr., Ray A. Gonzales, Hector H. Garcia Sr., Hector H. Garcia, Jr. and Eduardo Garza Robles also add their banking and business expertise to Falcon’s Board of Directors.