Business Banking Team Lead
“It’s a pleasure to work closely with businesses of all types and sizes and getting to know the people behind it all.”
Derek returned to Sioux Falls in 2003 after spending nearly two years chasing the corporate dream, living in four states in less than a year. “I was eager to get back to Sioux Falls and the community. It’s a blessing to be a part of a company that has solid core values, and I enjoy working for an ownership team that truly understands the significance of building relationships!”
He grew up in Luverne, MN and attended Augustana University. After that he continued his schooling at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and now has more than a decade of banking experience under his belt.
Outside of work you can find Derek as the Chair of the Downtown Sioux Falls (DTSF) Board, Treasurer of the Sioux Empire Officials Clinic LLC, SME – JAM Golf Committee, Board member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church — Stewardship and Benevolence Committee, and a High School and College Football Official.
After working in the industry for so long, Derek says his favorite part is still the people.