As Managing Director of The Capital Corporation Bob actively assists clients in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic planning. Additionally, he aids clients in understanding complex transactions and financing from a legal prospective. He holds a Series 24 and 79 license.
Prior to joining the Country Club organization, Mr. Wray founded and served as President and CEO of The Capital Corporation, LLC. Previously Bob practiced law with one of the largest regional law firms in the mid-west United States. With a concentration on mergers, acquisitions, de novo formations and private securities, he was lead counsel on numerous transactions requiring sophisticated technical knowledge.
Bob's expertise with financial institutions includes acting as counsel for several de novo charter applications, assistance in the relocation of a state charter from one state to another, the formation of bank holding companies and bank holding company subsidiaries, the restructuring of bank holding companies and assistance in the sale of financial institutions.
Additionally, Bob has served on several community bank and holding company boards of directors, as well as served as outside counsel for numerous financial institutions providing regulatory assistance and legal advice on securities, general corporate transactions and loan documentation.
Sometimes ownership planning involves working with management and ownership in positioning the bank for a future sale or acquisition. Our experience with bank sales gives us a unique background to understand what items can improve the value of a bank, or cost the bank money on a sale.
Mr. Thompson serves as Managing Director of The Capital Corporation. In this capacity, Mr. Thompson actively assists financial institution clients with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, ownership planning, strategic planning, due diligence and accounting matters. He holds a Series 79 license.
Mr. Thompson has 40 years of experience in consulting, accounting and banking. Prior to joining The Capital Corporation, Mr. Thompson was the President of a multi-bank holding company. He has served as Chairman of the Board for four community banks. In this capacity, Mr. Thompson worked on bank acquisitions, bank sales, branch transactions, de novo bank formation along with the related due diligence and planning issues.
Prior to joining the multi-bank holding company in the year 2000, Mr. Thompson practiced as a CPA and served as President of GRA Thompson, White & Co., P.C., Merriam, KS. This company provided accounting and consulting services exclusively to banks, primarily in Midwestern states. The company merged with and into RSM Mcgladrey, Inc. in 2000. Mr. Thompson was employed by the predecessor of GRA Thompson, White & Co., P.C. in 1979. Mr. Thompson worked for Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche) from 1976 until 1979. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BSBA degree (accountancy major) in 1976.
Head of Business Development
Mr. Johnson serves as Head of Business Development for The Capital Corporation. Prior to joining the Country Club organization, he served as Managing Director of The Capital Corporation from 2001 until 2016. Mr. Johnson has over 40 years of banking experience.
Prior to joining The Capital Corporation. Mr. Johnson was Vice President - Acquisitions for Community First Bankshares, Inc. in Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. Johnson, as Vice President - Acquisitions, was responsible for locating and analyzing commercial banks in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma for a possible acquisition by Community First. Before joining Community First, Mr. Johnson was Vice President of the Financial Institution Group for FirsTier N.A., in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Johnson began his banking career in 1969 with Hutchinson National Bank and Trust Company, Hutchinson, Kansas, which became Emprise Bank, N.A. in 1989. Mr. Johnson concluded his tenure with Emprise Bank, N.A. as President and CEO of the bank from 1986 to 1991.
Mr. Bures joined The Capital Corporation in 2017 as an M&A Officer. In his role, Paul assists financial institutions in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic planning. He holds a Series 79 license.
Paul has enjoyed a career spanning two decades working with Midwest community banks. Prior to joining The Capital Corporation, Paul was an officer with Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company, KBS Division – the successor to Kansas Bankers Surety Company. While at KBS, Paul actively worked with bankers in over 25 states to solve their specialty insurance and loss control needs. Prior to joining KBS, Paul was a consulting Professional Engineer in the power industry.