As a financial services professional with nearly 40 years of community bank and investment banking experience, Walt Boyer organized Unified Financial Solutions, (UFS) to be an on-demand resource to community banking management teams.
Starting his banking career in 1980 at First City National Bank in Houston, Walt continued to build his leadership experience with positions at Southeast Bank of Miami and Texas Commerce Bank, before joining Amegy Bank of Texas (formerly Southwest Bank of Texas) to organize the company's correspondent banking team and help guide the bank's regional growth and mergers & acquisitions efforts. He was an active member of their management committee and during 2005 and 2006, he also managed the bank's credit training program.
From 2006 through 2012, Walt was a Managing Director with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), and opened KBW's investment banking office in Houston, Texas. His responsibilities ranged from mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, advisory services, and debt and equity offerings.
Walt then joined Alvarez & Marsal in 2012 as a Managing Director in the Financial Industry Advisory Services group (FIAS) in Houston, providing counsel to community and regional banks.
In January 2017 Walt began to work as an independent consultant. Walt was engaged by Mundial Financial Group, LLC in February 2017 to assume the role of Head of Investment Banking. In July 2018 he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. After nearly 3 years, Walt concluded his engagement with Mundial in October 2019 and currently continues to run his consulting firm Unified Financial Solutions, LLC.
Walt has actively supported community and regional banking associations by serving on various boards, such as the Smith-Hutson endowed chair of banking at Sam Houston State University, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), and was vice chairman of the board of directors of the National Clearing House Association (NCHA) and president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Bank Administration Institute (BAI).