Forty Under 40: Ryan Dagley

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Class of 2017 Forty Under 40 Ryan Dagley Senior Vice President & Loan Manager Signature Bank of Arkansas

Ryan Dagley and his team of two commercial lenders and two loan assistants have increased loan growth by 40% in four years at Signature Bank in Bentonville.

“I think we’re very blessed in our market,” he said. “We have a great clientele base.”

Dagley started at Signature Bank in May 2008 after working for A&B Financial. In college, he worked as a teller at A&B Financial and had the opportunity to take the management training program.

“It kind of stuck with me,” he said.

At 26, he became vice president and commercial lender. Three years later, he was promoted to senior vice president and loan manager. His ability to advance quickly at the bank was a result of working at a small community bank and taking advantage of opportunities.

He also worked for IberiaBank, between 2012 and 2013. In 2010, he earned an MBA from John Brown University. In 2007, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.

The highlight of his career has been building the team at Signature Bank in Bentonville and being a part of that. “We have a phenomenal team,” he said. While he was born in Tulsa, he considers Bentonville his hometown.

The greatest challenge he’s faced in his career was going through the financial crisis, “struggling through that and coming out the other side with a lot of great customers,” he said. The best part of the job has been working with customers and watching them grow their business. “It’s very rewarding to me.”

He’s served as a volunteer for Rampy MS Research Foundation, the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce and downtown Bentonville events. He enjoys reading and running and soon hopes to complete an ultra-marathon, which is anything longer than a marathon.