Darren is a Middle Market Commercial Relationship Manager with BBVA Compass, responsible for the acquisition and management of banking relationships with companies ranging from $50MM to $500MM revenues in the greater Phoenix metro area, Nevada and Utah. As well, he serves as the International Liaison in the markets he covers sourcing and executing transactions in concert with bank colleagues throughout BBVA’s global footprint. He began his career in emerging market private equity and investment banking in Latin America working on projects in Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. After earning graduate business degrees at both ASU and Thunderbird, Darren spent eight years in capital markets roles with GE Capital’s Franchise Finance division.
Darren is originally from Ohio where he attended The Ohio State University earning a degree in Economics. He has lived in Arizona for fifteen years enjoying, above all, his wife and three children. Darren greatly enjoys world travel, having lived in or visited over fifty countries so far, and considers learning to speak Spanish as an adult one of his greatest accomplishments.