R.H. "Hank" Holmes IV, Executive Leadership Team
R.H. "Hank" Holmes IV
Chief Banking Officer
Hank Holmes serves as Chief Banking Officer of Cadence Bank and is responsible for identifying and implementing effective strategies to support the company's long-term growth and development.
Since joining Cadence in 2011, Mr. Holmes has helped build the company's relationship-focused lending teams across the Southeast and Texas. He oversees commercial & industrial, corporate & institutional banking, commercial real estate, energy, specialized industries, and treasury management. As a member of Cadence Bank's executive leadership team, senior management and Senior Loan Committee, he is integrally involved in the company's M&A activity, business development, and credit decisions.
Mr. Holmes began his career at Amegy Bank in its Commercial Real Estate department, later transitioning to Private Wealth Banking, where the group outperformed industry standards with high profitability and minimal loan loss. He assumed leadership of the bank's Special Assets group in 2009, effectively mitigating risk in criticized assets and implementing policies to meet regulatory and other audit requirements.
Mr. Holmes earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi, majoring in managerial finance. Active in the community, he serves on the board of directors for the University of Mississippi's School of Banking and Finance, BakerRipley, and St. Francis Episcopal Day School. Mr. Holmes is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and St. Luke's United Methodist Church.