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Banking & Finance

Encore Bank CEO Chris Roberts Resigns

Phillip Jett, vice chairman and chief banking officer, was named acting CEO and chairman. read more >
Gary Edwards, chief audit officer at Encore Bank
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Encore Bank Names Gary Edwards Chief Audit Officer

Edwards previously spent 21 years in public accounting at BKD LLP of Little Rock, with a majority of that time spent serving financial institutions. read more >
Encore Bank in west Little Rock
Banking & Finance

Encore Bank Expands Its Loan Network to 20 Markets In 3 YearsLock Icon

Since 2019, total deposits at Encore have ballooned from nearly $121.8 million to more than $1.9 billion. read more >
A photo illustration showing the letter that Encore Bank sent to shareholders informing them that it had settled a lawsuit with Simmons Bank. Simmons Tower in downtown Little Rock is in the background. 
Banking & Finance / Legal / Public Companies

Encore Bank Will Pay $3.6M to Simmons to Settle Lawsuit

Simmons alleged that former employees took customer and proprietary bank information when they left to work for Encore. read more >
An executive triumvirate is guiding the transformation of Capital Bank into Encore Bank. From left, Chris Roberts, chairman and CEO; Phillip Jett, vice chairman and president; and Burt Hicks, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Legal / Public Companies

Simmons Battles Encore BankLock Icon

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff has accused former employees of taking customer and proprietary bank information when they left to work for Encore Bank of Little Rock. read more >
An executive triumvirate is guiding the transformation of Capital Bank into Encore Bank. From left, Chris Roberts, chairman and CEO; Phillip Jett, vice chairman and president; and Burt Hicks, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Legal / Public Companies

Simmons Calls Encore Into Court Over Non-competesLock Icon

Simmons Bank hauled Encore Bank into court last week over accusations that include improperly luring executives and customers away from the Pine Bluff bank. read more >
An executive triumvirate is guiding the transformation of Capital Bank into Encore Bank. From left, Chris Roberts, chairman and CEO; Phillip Jett, vice chairman and president; and Burt Hicks, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel.
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Trio Gathers New Money to Relaunch Capital Bank as EncoreLock Icon

As chairman and CEO, Chris Roberts is leading the campaign to rebrand and relaunch Capital Bank with a $50 million stock offering. The 50-year-old banker considers his recent move from Simmons Bank to be a curtain call on his 27-year lending career. read more >
Burt Hicks, president & CEO of Simmons First Investment Group Inc.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal / Nonprofits / Public Companies

Simmons First’s Burt Hicks Reflects Upon Impact

Burt Hicks is the president and CEO of Simmons First Investment Group Inc. read more >