Derek has nine years of commercial banking experience, including extensive credit and underwriting expertise. He enjoys serving as a financial advisor to a broad range of clients and utilizing SBA lending programs that best meet their corporate profile and financial goals. Derek has great success in assisting buyers looking to acquire small and mid-sized businesses, as well as supporting existing companies looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions. His expertise also includes helping business owners obtain financing for their owner-occupied commercial real estate. Derek joined Ridgestone Bank in 2016 and will continue to work with business owners throughout Southeastern Wisconsin at Byline Small Business Capital.