Daily News: November 20, 2019

BBVA USA Promotes Rebello, Knudson to CEO in Texas


Jon Rebello has been named BBVA USA’s Austin CEO, replacing Dillan Knudson, who has been promoted to Houston CEO.

Rebello will oversee Commercial banking and Global Wealth operations in the market.

Rebello was previously the bank’s Texas Border & Gulf Coast Region CEO, where he oversaw the El Paso, Laredo, Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi and Beaumont markets.

“Jon has more than 25 years of banking experience in economically diverse markets, which has translated to ample success for not only the bank, but for our clients” said BBVA USA Texas Region Executive Jeff Dudderar. “The bank’s operations in the Texas Border & Gulf Coast Region experienced tremendous growth under his leadership, and we can’t wait to see what he does to further elevate our Austin market.

Knudson will oversee Commercial banking and Global Wealth operations for the bank’s biggest U.S. market.

He originally joined BBVA as a credit products officer in the Houston office in 2011. Since that time, he has held various production and leadership positions for the bank in Phoenix, AZ, Ontario, CA, and Austin.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the job Dillan has done for the bank and, most importantly, our clients over the years,” said Dudderar. “His work in taking the bank’s Austin operations to the next level speaks for itself. Houston, like Austin, is a flourishing area that presents ample opportunities, not only for the bank’s growth, but for our client’s financial success. I have full confidence that Dillan and his team can achieve and exceed these goals.”

Before joining BBVA, Knudson worked in investment banking with an advisory service firm specializing in tax credit programs that attract private investments to incentivize economic growth in distressed communities. In addition, he worked in commercial real estate lending throughout Arizona and Utah.