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We were a small business once, so we know what it takes to grow and thrive. We’ll show you the way.

About Triumph Commercial Finance

Triumph Commercial Finance has been helping business owners just like you accelerate their businesses into success for over a decade. While often ignored by traditional financial institutions, we work to create value for the businesses we help which in turn has provided lasting and positive impact. By building custom tailored solutions for the industries we serve coupled with personal service, we work hand-in-hand to Help Business Triumph.

Triumph Commercial Finance, is a division of TBK Bank, SSB, is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Triumph Leadership

  • Todd Ritterbusch

    President, TBK Bank, SSB

    Todd Ritterbusch serves as President for TBK Bank, SSB. He is responsible for providing overall leadership in setting and executing the bank’s strategic plan. Ritterbusch joined TBK Bank in 2019 as Chief Lending Officer with over 20 years of banking experience. He served in various leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase across the commercial banking and business banking lines of business. Before joining TBK Bank, Ritterbusch was managing director and market executive in JPMorgan Chase’s commercial bank, where he led a team of commercial bankers serving middle market clients in Fort Worth, Arlington, and several cities in West Texas.
    Mr. Ritterbusch earned a Bachelor of Science with distinction in interdisciplinary engineering from Purdue University. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Mr. Ritterbusch served on the boards of Cook Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Cook Children’s Health Plan and Leadership ISD.
  • Dirk Copple

    Executive Vice President, Equipment Finance

    Mr. Copple joined Triumph as Executive Vice President – Equipment Finance for Triumph Commercial Finance in 2012, with nearly 22 years of experience in various aspects of equipment and transportation asset financing, to lead the company’s equipment finance efforts.

    Prior to joining Triumph, he was with People’s United Bank, a $33 billion bank headquartered in Connecticut. During his tenure as Vice President of the Transportation Division, he built the portfolio from $0 to $250 million. This portfolio consisted of small to medium size transportation companies located in the south central United States. In October of 2008, he was promoted to Vice President of the Construction Division of FFCI, where he was responsible for a $400 million construction portfolio, also located in the south central United States. The construction portfolio was the largest branch of the company and was the most profitable division within FFCI.

    As Vice President of both the Transportation and the Construction divisions, Mr. Copple was responsible for all aspects of lending for FFCI including hiring, origination, underwriting, approval process (with individual authority of $2 million), operations management and servicing the portfolio. He was a part of the senior management team and a consultant for workout of large transportation accounts for the company nationwide. Mr. Copple began his management career at Associates Commercial Corporation which was later acquired by Citigroup where he was Vice President of Transportation Finance.

    Mr. Copple received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas.

  • Ken Pardue

    Senior Vice President, Asset Based Lending

    Mr. Pardue serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Based Lending for Triumph Commercial Finance. With nearly 30 years’ experience in various aspects of asset based and leveraged cash flow lending, he leads the company’s ABL originations efforts.

    Mr. Pardue is an accomplished, leveraged finance professional with experience in executive management, new deal originations, underwriting and portfolio management. He previously served in leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase, Encina Business Credit, UMB Capital Finance and Merrill Lynch and is responsible for the successful closing of over $3 Billion in loan volume. Mr. Pardue began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. and has extensive experience in working with middle-market and lower-middle-market companies throughout the United States and Canada.

    Mr. Pardue earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Eastern Illinois University and is a non-practicing CPA.

How TRIUMPH spells success.

As a member of the Triumph Bancorp, Inc. group, we share Triumph’s vision to be the most valuable company in our industry. Our values are based on biblical principles and sound business practices.

  • Transparency

    Communicate the truth consistently, directly and professionally. Open communication is the foundation of strong relationships.

  • Respect

    Put the needs of others and the needs of the team before promoting your own agenda. Treat others as you want to be treated.

  • Invest for the Future

    Do not allow the immediate to crowd out the important. Success that endures is built upon a long-term perspective.

  • Unique is Good

    Beware of following the crowd. Being unique can be difficult, but if it were easy, everyone would do it.

  • Mission is More than Money

    Make everything you are involved with better. This includes doing good works in the areas of the greatest need – in your community and around the world.

  • People Make the Difference

    In any situation, the most important criteria for our success are the quality of our people and the quality of their thinking.

  • Humility

    Model humility in all that you do. Humility is not passivity, as it requires the courage to prefer the needs of others over your own.