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 50th largest bank in Texas and is proud to have over 300 dedicated bankers on its team, in addition to assets in excess of $1.1 billion and seventeen branches located in Laredo, San Antonio, McAllen, Brownsville, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and Buda, as well as representative offices in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico.
Guided by Faith... Grounded by Family... Committed to You!
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. AJ Gutierrez serves as an Advisory Board Member for Falcon Bank.
At Falcon International Bank we pride ourselves in knowing what counts with our customers: from personalized service to attention to detail, we dedicate to helping our customers reach their goals. Falcon has been recognized with the Five-Star Service Award in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for providing outstanding customer service in the area of financial service. In 2016, Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recognized Falcon International Bank as the 46th fastest growing community bank in the nation. As the 50th largest bank in Texas, Falcon's accolades have been featured in many Local, State, and National publications as American Banker, San Antonio Express News, Independent Banker and many others. Falcon has earned a superior five-star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., and recognized as the 78th Top Performing Community bank in the Nation.
Our reputation for superior service has allowed us to broaden our market, and today we are able to provide our quality service internationally. Not only do we dedicate ourselves in great customer service, we also have a great pride in being active members of our different communities. Our Falcon team members form part of many organizations in which they are active participants, contributors, and board members. We are grateful to be able to be a part of many 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 United Way, and Goodwill.
Falcon International Bank is proud to be a part of the culture and history of South and South Central Texas, and, through branch expansion, product innovation and community involvement, we look forward to further serving the needs of its dynamic residents.