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Private Wealth Advisors: Houston

At Texas Capital Bank, we’ve assembled an accomplished team of advisors who work together to simplify your financial life. We understand that each client’s needs are different, so we start by learning about you and your financial goals, then collaborate to create a customized plan to help you achieve them.

Each advisory team is led by a dedicated private client advisor, who works together with our team of investment, banking, financial planning and legal specialists to structure and execute on your strategy.

Private Wealth Advisors

1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77056

5 Advisors

Rob Ball

Rob Ball

Private Client Advisor

Houston, TX


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Rob joined Texas Capital Bank in September 2015 as the leader of our private banking team in Houston. With over 25 years of banking experience, Rob joined us from Amegy Bank where he served as private banking division manager.

A graduate of Ole Miss, Rob has also completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University and the Graduate School of Commercial Lending at Vanderbilt University. Rob serves on the board of Houston Children’s Charities, is an emeritus member and former board member of The Children’s Fund and is actively involved with the local chapter of the American Leadership Forum.

Rob and his wife Ashley are active members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church and are the proud parents of four young children.

Whitney Blair

Whitney Blair

Head of Estate Services and Senior Trust Officer

Houston, TX


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Whitney Blair is Head of Estate Services and Senior Trust Officer for Texas Capital Bank. She leads the bank in providing professional, accountable, and impartial estate settlement services. She is also a member of the Trust Administration Committee.

Prior to joining Texas Capital Bank, Blair served as Senior Wealth Strategist for Central Texas at PNC Private Bank following its conversion from BBVA USA Wealth Management, where she previously served as Senior Trust Officer for Central Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and California. During her tenure with BBVA, she was a member of the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas and the San Antonio Estate Planners Council. She also previously worked for Wells Fargo, NA, where she led the Mid-Atlantic Team of Estate Settlement Administrators.

Blair also spent five years in private legal practice in Boulder, Colorado, where she was a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Boulder County Bar Association (BCBA). She served as co-chair of the Taxation, Estate Planning, and Probate Section for BCBA and was a member of the Boulder County Estate Planning Council. Prior, Blair spent five years at a boutique firm in Houston as a fiduciary litigation attorney.

Blair earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. She is a member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, where she has been a licensed attorney since 2002. She was licensed in Colorado in 2008. Upon her recent return to Houston, Blair rejoined the Houston Bar Association and the Association of Women Attorneys.

Bud Landrum

Bud Landrum

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Houston, TX


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Bud Landrum is a Private Client Advisor for the Houston office of Texas Capital Bank Private Wealth Advisors. Prior to joining Texas Capital, he was with JP Morgan Private Bank and Wells Fargo Private Bank respectively and leverages 30 years of successful business experience.

Bud possesses an advanced level of skill in advising high-net-worth business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and families on holistic financial plans helping them to achieve their goals. He manages a very successful team of specialists as well as works with accountants and estate planning attorneys to deliver a custom, comprehensive strategy for clients.

A native of Houston, Bud graduated from Baylor University. He has been active in his community, served on the Cypress Christian School Board and provided leadership to multiple energy industry associations. On the weekends, Bud is the Voice of the CCS Warriors high school football, soccer, and track teams.

Steve Orr

Steve Orr

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Dallas, TX


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Steve is the Chief Investment Officer for Private Wealth Advisors. He is responsible for the strategy, construction and performance of client portfolios and trusts. With over 30 years of portfolio management experience, Steve joined Texas Capital Bank from Communities Foundation of Texas where he managed investments and helped to raise the Foundation’s performance to among the highest in their peer groups of universities and foundations. Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Math from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters in Business from Texas State and a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s School of Law. He is an attorney, CFA® and CMT® charter holder.

Michael Krach

Michael Krach

Investment Advisor

Houston, TX


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Michael J Krach, Jr., CFA is an Investment Advisor with a focus on business owners, entrepreneurs and family offices. He is responsible for developing specific strategies across all asset classes, working with some of the wealthiest families and closely held businesses in Texas.

Prior to joining Texas Capital Bank, Mike was a Senior Vice President and Regional Portfolio Advisor for Northern Trust, where he developed strategies across all asset classes for some of the largest clients in Texas. He was a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee (set strategy), as well as the Investment Advisory Committee (approved products). Mike created and managed the Dividend Growth Enhanced strategy, as well. Previously, Mike was an Executive Director and global investments specialist for J.P. Morgan, where he was responsible for delivering advice, strategy and solutions to Ultra High Net Worth individuals and families in Texas. He has also held roles as the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President at Amegy Bank of Texas, as well as working in New York as a senior portfolio manager in the Global Wealth Management group at Citigroup Corporation (Legg Mason). Mike was a top-rated analyst from Commerce Bank in Kansas City, for a five-star rated mutual fund from the mid to late 90’s and has 25 years of experience formulating strategy and managing assets in various market conditions. Mike has been quoted in local and national newspapers, appeared on television and been a featured speaker on capital markets to many organizations.

Mike graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.B.A., the University of Missouri with an M.B.A. and has also been a senior grader of CFA examinations. He is a CFA® charter holder. He resides in The Woodlands with his wife and four children.