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John Kotts

Organizer & Director

John P. Kotts is a private investor and entrepreneur. Through his investment company, J.P. Kotts &Co., Mr. Kotts and his family own a private fund focused on the trading of securities and other financial instruments, both domestically and abroad. He actively manages the investment portfolio. He also invests in, and actively manages, private companies and real estate. Prior to 1990, Mr. Kotts held several financial, banking and investment banking positions specializing in corporate finance, leveraged buyouts, venture capital and turnaround transactions. Mr. Kotts returned to the oil industry in 2012 when he resurrected the Cardinal Services name and formed a new oilfield services company to operate offshore and on land from New Iberia, Louisiana and in the Permian Basin from Midland, West Texas. The company specializes in coil tubing and related downhole well completion and production services. In 2018, he expanded his interests in the oil business with a significant acquisition of an existing south Texas oilfield, forming Allegiant Energy with a partner in South Texas. Mr. Kotts also owns Boumatic LLC, a leading manufacturer of automated milking machine, hygiene, rubber and robotic technologies. With global manufacturing and research operations in the US and Europe, Boumatic serves dairy farmers around the world with automated technology and superior products that improve the efficiency, productivity, safety and wellbeing of the dairy cows for the professional dairy farmer. Mr. Kotts also owns Pamarco LLC, a global anilox roll, embossing roll and press component manufacturer serving the converting, paper and packaging industries. With locations throughout the US and England, Pamarco services major paper and packaging companies throughout North America and Europe. In 2019, Mr. Kotts co-founded Gulf Capital Bank. With its Initial Capitalization it was the largest DeNovo bank capital raise in Texas history. Mr. Kotts received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University in NY. He has completed additional post-graduate work at McGill University in Montreal, NYU, Oxford University and Harvard Business School. He serves on several private and public Boards and community organizations, including Nabors Industries, Gulf Capital Bank, Greater Washington investors Inc.(past), Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute and The Nature Institute. He has been highly active with YPO and is on the broad and is City Chair of CEO Organization. He also belongs to several social organizations, clubs, Orders and Mardi Gras Krewes.

Mr. Kotts serves as Chair of the Technology and Risk Management Committee of the Bank’s Board of Directors.

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