Leadership

Leadership Team

State Bank of Texas is led by a dedicated team of banking professionals who are committed to providing you best-in-class banking. We believe in being accessible and encourage you to contact us about your interest in what State Bank of Texas has to offer.

Chan Patel, CEO, Chairman of Board | Dallas, TX

Chan Patel is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of State Bank of Texas. Chan also is an owner and/or partner in several hotel operations in Texas. Born in India in 1945, he became a US citizen in 1965 and has been an active owner and operator of hotels since 1976. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Bombay University, a Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Management Science from John Hopkins University. He is founding Chairman of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of many religious and community associations and organizations.

Sushil Patel, President | Dallas, TX

Sushil Patel is President at State Bank of Texas. He joined the bank in 2004 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2000. Prior to joining State Bank of Texas, Sushil worked as Senior Analyst at Bank of America Securities in the Global Corporate & Investment Bank. At BAS, he helped raise capital for Media and Telecom companies in the equity, high yield and high-grade debt markets. He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. In addition to his work in banking, Sushil, through various family interests, operates and develops hotels in Manhattan, other boroughs of New York City and throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Sushil serves as the Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Irving and has been on the Planning and Zoning Commission since 2010. Sushil serves as a member of the Board of Management for the Irving Family YMCA. Sushil is married to Sima Patel and they have two sons, Aaron & Ryan and daughter, Aliya.

Rajan Patel, Chief Lending Officer, EVP, Director | Dallas, TX

Rajan Patel is Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of State Bank of Texas. He joined the bank in 2005 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Finance, and in 2009 graduated from Southwestern Graduate Banking School from the SMU Cox School of Business. In addition to his responsibilities at State Bank, Rajan is very active in community affairs, serving on the Executive Committee for SLPS in Irving. He is also involved in hotel development projects in a number of locations including Manhattan, Dallas, Las Colinas and Frisco. He is married and has two daughters, Sydney and Sienna.

Janna Hayes, Chief Financial Officer, EVP | Dallas, TX

Janna Blackwell Hayes is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at State Bank of Texas. She is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Southern Arkansas University with a BBA in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She has over 20 years of experience in all areas of banking and has attended numerous banking schools. She lives in Highland Village with her husband and son.

Jeff Johnson, Controller, SVP | Dallas, TX

Jeff Johnson has over 35 years of experience in banking. His career has focused on accounting and finance, and he has served in rolls such as Controller, Planning and Analysis Manger, and CFO. Jeff has an Accounting degree from Valparaiso University and an MBA from Indiana University. He has worked in both small and large banks, with much of his experience in loan accounting, investment management, and computer systems. Jeff lives with his wife and son in Flower Mound, TX. He also has a son in Chicago, IL.

Linda Johnson, Credit Administration Manager, SVP | Dallas, TX

Linda Johnson joined State Bank of Texas in November 2002. Linda played key role in centralizing the loan department and setting up the banks imaging system. Linda’s current position is V.P. of credit administration. Linda completed bank course work through the American Institute of banking. Linda is the mother of two sons and one daughter, and lives by the philosophy that blessings flow when you treat others with kindness and respect. Linda is a licensed foster parent and is active in the children’s ministry at her church and feeding the homeless. Linda will foster a foreign exchange student for the 2018/2019 school year.