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Aaron P. Graft

Founder, Vice Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Graft is the Founder, Vice Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBK). He also serves as the Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Public Information Officer of TBK Bank, SSB and is the Vice Chairman of Triumph Business Capital. Mr. Graft is a Director of Triumph Insurance Group, Inc. and serves as a Director and Vice Chairman of The Bank of the West of Thomas, Oklahoma.

Before establishing Triumph Bancorp, Inc., Mr. Graft served as the Founder and President of Triumph Land and Capital Management, LLC, where he oversaw several multi-family and commercial real estate projects in receivership and led the acquisition of multiple pools of distressed debt secured by multi-family projects. Before Triumph, Mr. Graft worked for Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP), focusing on distressed loan workouts.

Mr. Graft received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude from Baylor University. He also serves on the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board. In 2017, Mr. Graft received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Business & Financial Services category in the Southwest Region.