Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr.

Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr.


Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr. is the Founding Chairman and a Director of Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. Previously, Mr. Deriso served as Vice Chairman of Synovus Financial Corp and as CEO and director of Security Bank & Trust Company of Albany. Mr. Deriso graduated from Emory University College with a BA in History and received his J.D. with Distinction from Emory University School of Law. Currently, Mr. Deriso is chairman of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, a Trustee of Emory University, and board member for Post Properties, Inc., Georgia Bankers Association, Foundation for the Methodist Children’s home of South Georgia Conference, and Georgia Chamber of Commerce.