Derek sits down with Tiffany to talk all things small business banking! Derek dives into how to direct your money as a small business owner and how to move forward with a growing business model.
About Our Guest
Derek Ellington is head of Small Business Banking for Wells Fargo and is
responsible for leading and accelerating the growth and focus on the
company’s small business clients, which have up to $10 million in revenue.
Derek was previously with Bank of America, where his 24-year career
spanned leadership roles in retail banking, commercial banking, credit, and
small business banking. Most recently, Derek was Business Banking
executive for the Atlantic South Region and served as National Business
Banking Digital executive and National Business Banking Environment,
Social Governance (ESG) executive. Derek also served as president of the
North Carolina Triad region, where he led associates across all lines of
business, including Consumer, Wealth Management, and Commercial
He is a frequent speaker on small business topics and received the Bank of
America Global Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2017. Derek has been
consistently active in the community. He has served on the boards of East
Greensboro Now, The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford
Merchants Association and the Board of Visitors of NC A&T State
Derek is a graduate of Troy University in Alabama with double majors in
Computer Science and Business Administration. He later received a
Master’s Degree focused on International Business from Birmingham
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