The Family Office at Synovus welcomes Walt Deriso to lead strategic growth and single-family office solutions

COLUMBUS, Ga., May 11, 2023 — Synovus Bank is pleased to announce the return of Walt Deriso to The Family Office at Synovus (The Family Office) team. Walt returns as the director of strategic growth and family office solutions, as well as the latest addition to the executive leadership team. As ultra-high-net-worth families and single-family offices increasingly seek specialized and tailored wealth advice, Walt will lead the initiative to serve these unique families.

Prior to his return to The Family Office, Walt served as a founding shareholder at Atlantic Capital Bank in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2006. At Atlantic Capital, Walt served in many roles, including private banker, commercial banker, and ultimately, as head of the Family Office Practice, where he advised single and multi-family offices. Walt began his career at The Family Office in 1999, serving in multiple roles, including director of relationship management. His breadth of experience and expertise will be instrumental as The Family Office increasingly serves larger and more complex families and single-family offices.

“We are thrilled to welcome Walt back to The Family Office at Synovus,” said The Family Office CEO Katherine Dunlevie. “His proven track record in serving families and family offices, coupled with his deep understanding of our team's values, will make him an invaluable asset for our colleagues and the clients we serve, as we seek to empower enterprising families to thrive.”

Walt officially returned to The Family Office in December 2022 and will be based in the Atlanta office at 3400 Overton Park Drive. The Family Office looks forward to his leadership and contributions, as they continue to provide comprehensive and customized financial solutions to client families and single-family offices.

Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, provides commercial and consumer banking in addition to a full suite of specialized products and services including private banking, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, premium finance, asset-based lending, structured lending, capital markets and international banking. Synovus has branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. Synovus is a Great Place to Work-Certified Company and is on the web at, and on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

The Family Office at Synovus, founded in 1947, is dedicated to helping ultra-high-net worth families across the United States identify and achieve their financial and family goals and aspirations. With 47 team members and about $10 billion in assets under administration, The Family Office at Synovus provides comprehensive investment management, wealth-transfer planning, family enterprise services, and fiduciary services to families in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Family Office team members develop deeply personal client relationships and devise integrated strategies that uncover and address each family's challenges, motivations, goals and needs. The Family Office at Synovus is on the web at