Derek Schlender

Recruiter | Banking

About Derek Schlender

Derek is a Recruiter with the Commercial Banking and Finance team at ThinkingAhead. He recruits candidates in the state of Georgia with a focus on the Atlanta area.

Prior to joining ThinkingAhead, Derek helped direct the operation of a $12 million dollar multi-unit Chick-fil-A operation where he oversaw staffing, recruiting and onboarding of all new employees. Along with his business operations experience, Derek spent three years in direct sales with the Southwestern Advantage company, consistently ranking as a top producer.

Derek attended the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in business management. He and his family of four live in the Nashville area.

  • Expertise
  • Commercial Banking
  • Commercial Lending
  • Talent Evaluation and Acquisition
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