Rob Gentry earned his Finance degree while working his way through Texas Tech University as a bank teller. Upon graduation he became an Examiner with the U.S. Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, serving from 1970-1974. From 1974 to 1992, Mr. Gentry worked in several positions for the Ford Bank Group including Sr. Vice President/Director FNB-Plainview; Organizing President/Director, United National Dallas; President, United National Denton; President/Director, FNB-Borger and Organizing President, Ford Capital of Dallas.
In 1992 he left the Ford Bank Group and co-founded a Dallas based Investment Management Company serving community banks throughout Texas, including Lake Cities State Bank in Lake Dallas. In 1995 he joined the Board of the Lake Cities State Bank and began orchestrating a new business and management plan for the bank. Through this plan the Lake Cities State Bank added Tony Clark and with a new banking team became Northstar Bank of Texas which expanded from a single location to Northstar Bank’s footprint of 10 locations in North Texas. In July of 2012, the company was merged into Carlile Bancshares and later merged with Carlile’s Colorado banks to become Northstar Bank.
Mr. Gentry now serves as Senior Chairman of Northstar Bank, Texas and Director of Carlile Bancshares. Retired from day to day banking operations, Mr. Gentry now divides his time between Texas and Colorado. Mr. Gentry and his wife Marilyn have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.