Bill McDermott graduated from Wake Forest University and launched a career in banking that spanned 32 years. He first started out as the “repo man” as part of Wachovia Bank’s management training program before locating to Atlanta to work for Peachtree Bank, which later became SunTrust. There, he distinguished himself as a great producer of loans and deposits for the bank, climbing the ranks to ultimately become a Group Vice President in the Commercial Banking division. In 2001, Bill’s group won the SunTrust Cup for being the highest performing commercial banking group in the company.
Over the next 8 years, Bill worked in community banking, becoming a top producer for IronStone Bank and later helping to double Embassy National Bank’s initial capital in loan production within 15 months. However, in early 2009 as the Great Recession was rapidly altering the economy, Bill’s position as Chief Commercial Lender was eliminated.
As Bill searched for what was “next”, he realized that he had built a treasure trove of knowledge of banking and financial acumen and had a desire to share it. Bill combined his sales success from his banking/insurance experience with his deep financial/analytical skills and launched McDermott Financial Solutions in April 2009. His purpose quickly became “making business owners better financial managers”. Over the past 11 years he has served over 200 clients by delivering results-oriented insights, helping to take them from financial confusion to financial clarity.
Bill currently sits on the board of directors for Pinnacle Bank, as well as the board for the Peachtree Corners Business Association, where he serves as vice president. He also hosts a monthly podcast, ProfitSense, which features stories of successful business owners and the professionals that advise them. When Bill is not working, you can find him on the golf course, gardening, spending time with his family, and leading a small group at his local church.
If you spend more time working in the business instead of working on the business, it’s time to make a change. Let the profitability coaches at McDermott Financial Solutions show you which levers to pull to drive profitability forward. With nearly a century of combined business management and commercial banking expertise, we’ll help you find and fix what’s holding you back and get you on your way to growth and profitability.
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