Home Bancorp Adds Scott Ridley As Chief Banking Officer, Darren Guidry Moves
Into Chief Credit Officer Role
LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 3, 2013
LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Home Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:
"HBCP") (the "Company"), the parent company for Home Bank
(www.home24bank.com), a Federally chartered savings bank headquartered in
Lafayette, Louisiana (the "Bank"), is pleased to announce the addition of
veteran banker Scott Ridley to its executive management team. Ridley will
serve as Chief Banking Officer. The Company is also pleased to announce that
current executive Darren Guidry has moved into the Chief Credit Officer role.
Ridley joins Home Bank with over 20 years of banking industry experience, most
of which was with Hibernia/Capital One, where he led high-performance teams of
commercial and retail bankers across Louisiana, including the markets served
by Home Bank. He holds a finance degree from the University of New Orleans
and is a graduate of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern
Methodist University. An active member of the community, Ridley has served
many non-profit organizations through Board of Director service, including the
Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Teach for America - South
Louisiana, Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge and Acadiana (former
Board Chairman) and was a founding Board member of the Greater Baton Rouge
"Scott brings to us a proven track record of high performance in business
development, client management and loan administration," said John W.
Bordelon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank.
"He is a forward-thinking leader who will play an integral role in continuing
to grow and improve our company."
Guidry has served as the Company's Chief Lending Officer since 1993. He has
played a key role in the development of Home Bank's credit culture, expansion
into new markets and employee recruitment. His focus as Chief Credit Officer
will be on enhancing commercial and retail credit underwriting, analysis and
monitoring across the organization. He will continue to be responsible for
the mortgage lending, retail brokerage and special assets functions of the
company. Guidry has a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in
business administration from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He has
served as president of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Alumni
Association and is a member of the Development Committee of Habitat for
"Given our growth over the past five years, as well as our expectations for
our future, we are committed to continually investing in our credit
administration processes," said Mr. Bordelon. "Darren's extensive credit
background will help us ensure that our credit culture remains strong as we
continue our growth."
This news release contains certain forward‑looking statements. Forward‑looking
statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to
historical or current facts. They often include the words "believe,"
"expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or words of similar
meaning, or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should,"
"could" or "may."
Forward‑looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and
uncertainties. A number of factors ‑ many of which are beyond our control ‑
could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from
those described in the forward‑looking statements. Home Bancorp's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, describes some of
these factors, including risk elements in the loan portfolio, the level of the
allowance for losses on loans, risks of our growth strategy, geographic
concentration of our business, dependence on our management team, risks of
market rates of interest and of regulation on our business and risks of
competition. Forward‑looking statements speak only as of the date they are
made. We do not undertake to update forward‑looking statements to reflect
circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward‑looking
statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
SOURCE Home Bancorp, Inc.
Contact: John W. Bordelon, President and CEO, (337) 237-1960
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