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Webinar | Show me the money! Bank and Alternative Financing options in 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: Houston

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mountain)
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Central)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Eastern)


Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


The pandemic of 2020 severely and significantly changed what financing options were available to businesses.  As we enter 2021 please join our panel to explore what financing options are now available through the current stimulus plan, traditional bank financing, and alternative investments.  Further discussion around what liability board directors may face as part of any financing structures secured.

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Ann Rhoads
Managing Director
Acquest Advisors

Ann Rhoads has been involved in the oil and gas sector for over 30 years and has 20 years of investment banking experience. She joined Acquest Advisors as a Managing Director in 2019, having previously been Head of U.S. Upstream for BNP Paribas. Prior to BNP Paribas, Ann was Head of Energy & Commodities for the Americas at Natixis and Co-Head of Oil & Gas for EMEA at The Royal Bank of Scotland Bank. In addition to those positions, Ann had several years of oil and gas upstream experience at ABN AMRO and Wells Fargo.

Ann holds an BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University.


Rajesh "Rick" Patel
President and Founding Member
GRP Capital

Rick Patel is the President and founding member of GRP Capital. Mr. Patel’s rich history with over two decades of extensive community work in the hospitality and finance industries have helped set the firm’s core investment philosophy.

Mr. Patel began his venture in the CRE space with his first startup, National Hospitality Consulting Group (NHCG). Following the 2008 crisis, Mr. Patel and his partner built NHCG into one of the top hospitality consulting firms in Florida. Mr. Patel was instrumental in helping his clients recover their financial footing regardless of a tight credit market.

In 2013, Mr. Patel founded Global Perspective Funding with the vision for helping entrepreneurs finance their projects. Mr. Patel serves as an advocate for clients, large and small, negotiating on their behalf with various lending partners. The company was later restructured in 2015 as GRP Capital and has since become a recognized name in hospitality financing.


Rodney Nabors
Executive Bank Office President
Allegiance Bank

Rodney has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of banking, including loan production, credit administration, and executive management, all within the greater Houston area. He currently serves as the Executive Bank Office President for the Eldridge office of Allegiance Bank, which is just north of Westheimer. Prior to Allegiance Bank, Rodney was the Chief Credit Officer (CCO) of Independence Bank. As CCO, Rodney supervised a $140 million loan portfolio concentrated in commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, Small Business Administration and mortgage warehouse loans. He served as Chairman of Directors Loan Committee, voting member of Directors Loan Committee and Senior Loan Committee and member of Executive Management Team.

As of September 30, 2020, Allegiance Bank is a $5.9 billion asset Houston, Texas based bank. Allegiance provides a diversified range of commercial banking services primarily to small- to medium-sized businesses and individual customers in the Houston region. Allegiance’s super-community banking strategy was designed to foster strong customer relationships while benefiting from a platform and scale that is competitive with larger local and regional banks. As of September 30, 2020, Allegiance Bank operated 28 full-service banking locations in the Houston region, which we define as the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Beaumont- Port Arthur metropolitan statistical areas, with 27 bank offices in the Houston metropolitan area and one bank office location in Beaumont, just outside of the Houston metropolitan area. Visit www.allegiancebank.com for more information.