Commercial Banker, Bank OZK
Derek Fisher knew that he wanted to be a banker for as long as he can remember. He jumped into the commercial lending space three years ago, in Bank OZK’s credit underwriting department — where he learned the ins-and-outs and back-office side of the business — and was recently promoted to commercial banker. Fisher got into lending because it’s client-based, and he knew that he wanted to help and interface with people. Client communications, developing relationships and creating innovative ideas while figuring out the best lending solutions to make clients’ dreams come true is his passion. Single-family and multifamily properties while working directly with the builders are the projects that excite him the most. Fisher’s teammates love working with him because of his “can-do” attitude. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Finance degree with an emphasis in banking. At the ripe old age of 25, he aspires to be a chief lending officer, running the lending department at a bank, preferably Bank OZK.