Derrick Ragland, a 28-year veteran of the banking industry joined Woodforest in July of 2015 and is the President of Commercial Banking.Prior to joining Woodforest, he was the National Head of Middle Market Banking for HSBC Bank USA, serving the financial needs of international companies with revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.Prior to this role he was COO of HSBC’s North America Commercial Bank where he was responsible for the bank’s Middle Market expansion strategy from a regional to a national business, Embassy Banking, and all back office operations of Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate, and Business Banking in North America.
Previously, Mr. Ragland spent two years as the Global Head of Business Banking, based in Hong Kong.In thiscapacity, he was responsible for HSBC’s Business Banking operations in 65 countries.He established the strategy, executed a change management program, and implemented a global proposition for the Company’s three plus million Business Banking clients.Before moving to Hong Kong he was HSBC’s North America Head of Business Banking covering the United States, Canada, and Bermuda.
The first 17 years of his career were spent in Commercial Banking at SunTrust where he worked in a variety of roles predominately in middle market banking.
Mr. Ragland graduated from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in Finance and he received an MBA from Barry University.
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