Austin, Texas (PressExposure) February 09, 2011 -- James Scott Mann, the much-acclaimed Chairman and CEO of Greater Texas Financial Corporation (GTFC), Austin, Texas, has been engaged in finance throughput his business career. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas in Austin. He has recently established GTFC for addressing the needs of capitalizing commerce in Texas for the next generation of business in this dynamic state.
GTFC is a merchant banking company that specializes in structured asset financial relationships. The company works with financial institutions, businesses and governmental entities to establish public/private partnerships and address capital needs. These partnerships provide for funding of new investments as well as restructured financing of existing assets. The company and its predecessors, Regency Capital, LLC and Creditbanc Corporation together with their associated companies have been engaged in commercial transactions in excess of $2 Billion Dollars over the past forty years.
J Scott Mann has acted as the managing director of Regency Capital and has been primarily engaged in financing real estate and energy projects. These projects include the funding of Texas's first private toll road, 'Camino Columbia', for $80 Million dollars through Lehman Brothers, and an oil and gas joint venture with Baycorp, a $100 Million dollar energy company, as well as working capital and construction financing.
James Scott Mann has several other noteworthy contributions in the field of finance. Prior to establishing GTFC, he was employed by Paine Webber Jackson and Curtis, who founded Market Data Systems Corporation in New York City, together with Burnham and Company. Clients, who managed major institutional accounts included Neuberger Berman, Wertheim & Co. and A.W. Jones & Company, the world's largest hedge fund, all three of NYC, Sutro & Company of San Francisco, Courts & Company of Atlanta, and Ferris and Company of Washington, D.C.
Market Data Systems was ultimately merged for stock with Automatic Data Processing Corporation. Subsequently, Mr. Mann headed Trilex Energy in Texas and Louisiana, developing over $1 Billion dollars producing wells along the gulf coast, and ultimately selling the company to Chapman Energy of Dallas. He served as Chairman of Creditbanc Corporation of Austin, an $800 Million dollar holding company, until it was merged with Franklin Financial and later sold to Wells Fargo Bank.
James Scott Mann financed and developed the initial St. David's Hospital expansion, the $100 Million dollar Bridge Point Office Park on Lake Austin, and was a major financial contributor to the Semi-tech Consortium which brought AMD, 3M and Samsung to Austin. He served as Chairman of the Texas World Trade Council under Governor Mark White and on the Advisory Council of the Architectural School at the University of Texas in Austin.
For more information to know more about James Scott Mann, visit the website [http://www.jamesscottmann.org/].