William D. "Tex" Gross


William D. Gross is Chairman of Commerce Street Holdings, LLC, the holding company for Commerce Street Capital, LLC (“CSC”), a FINRA member broker/dealer and Commerce Street Investment Management, LLC (“CSIM”), an SEC-registered investment advisor. Since co-founding the firm in 2007, Mr. Gross has created and developed new opportunities and lines of business, with the primary focus of building CSC’s reputation as a leading investment bank specializing in financial institutions. He also serves on the Boards and Investment Committees of all of CSIM’s investment funds.

He has been actively engaged in the securities business for over forty-five (45) years. Prior to his involvement with Commerce Street, he founded the Dallas office of SAMCO Capital Markets, Inc. in 1988. Mr. Gross has held senior positions with Southwest Securities, Schneider, Bernet and Hickman, Cullen Frost Bank, and Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Gross received a BA from The University of Texas at Austin, and is currently serving on the Development Board of The University of Texas.

Mr. Gross is a registered representative and has passed the FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 examinations.