Stricklin is the chairman of Far West Capital. Prior to joining Far West Capital, he was president and CEO of State Bank and Texas United Bancshares in La Grange. Texas United grew from $80 million in 1997 to more than $1.8 billion in assets by February 2007, with 41 locations prior to its merger with Prosperity Bancshares.
In 1996, Stricklin was senior vice president at Bank One Mortgage in Dallas. He also held several management positions with Bank One in the community bank division, including president and CEO of Bank One in Abilene. He also served on the board of Prosperity Bancshares Inc., formerly Texas United Bancshares, until he joined Far West Capital in 2007.