Professional Bank, which has a Lakewood office across from Whole Foods on Abrams, recently sold to Veritex Holdings Inc. The DBJ reports that Veritex CEO Malcolm Holland joined other former executives of Colonial Bank to look for a neighborhood bank chain to buy and grow. Current Professional Bank CEO James Miller will remain with the company as executive vice president, and Lakewood branch president Mark Smith also will be sticking around. The Professional Bank’s new name will be Veritex Community Bank beginning next year.
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