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Triumph Business Capital Names Erik Bahr EVP of Sales


February 13, 2020

Triumph, formerly known as Triumph Business Capital, member of the Triumph Bancorp, Inc. group and provider of working capital financing solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today the hiring of Erik T. Bahr as executive vice president of sales. He will report to Geoff Brenner, chief executive officer.

In this role, Bahr will oversee Triumph, formerly known as Triumph Business Capital’s overall sales strategy, leading its national sales organization and collaborating with the company’s marketing department to align and shape Triumph’s go-to-market vision.

“Erik has a strong track record of leading high performing sales teams that have driven significant growth,” said Brenner. “He is a team builder with a strong analytical and technical background, which is balanced by his creativity and energetic approach to sales and marketing. He has consulted with and advised some of the most respected companies in the world. We are thrilled to have him join Triumph.”

Bahr joins Triumph after serving as Texas regional president of Compass Real Estate, an agent-centric real estate technology company. Prior to Compass, he spent a decade respectively at Yahoo ( and Facebook, leading and growing business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales organizations for each.

“I have followed Triumph’s story of growth and success for a long time,” Bahr said. “From top to bottom, it is a mission-driven organization that is focused on the needs of its clients and its team members. I look forward to working with Triumph leadership, our high-performing sales team and the entire enterprise to deliver industry-defining business solutions and client experience.”

An active community and philanthropic leader, Bahr serves on the board of directors for Pursuant, a full-service agency focused on helping non-profits increase their financial and social impact, as well as Will Reed, a sales and executive search firm that partners with tech and venture capital-backed startups to enable growth strategies. Bahr also remains active at his alma mater, Texas Christian University and with the TCU Lettermen’s Association as a multi-year letterman in football.

Triumph, formerly known as Triumph Business Capital is an operating subsidiary of TBK Bank, SSB (Member FDIC), offering invoice factoring and payment processing solutions to transportation and other service industries. Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBK) is a financial holding company with a diversified line of community banking and commercial activities.