Derrick Watchman

SageBrush Hill Group, LLC
Derrick Watchman is President of Sagebrush Hill Group LLC, a tribal affairs, financial advisory services and economic development advisory company. Derrick is a member of the Navajo Nation and was raised on the Navajo reservation. He has over 35 years of experience including being the former Chief Executive Officer for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, the gaming operator for the Navajo Nation casinos. Formerly he was the Chief Financial Officer for Navajo Gaming. Prior he was Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at JP Morgan Chase Bank’s Native American Banking Group. He provided tribal financial and banking services, including structuring millions in tribal credit transactions and treasury services. Previously, he worked for the Wells Fargo Bank handling Native American banking and financing. Mr. Watchman was Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the Navajo Nation’s Dinè Power Authority where he advised on Navajo Nation energy projects. He also held the Navajo Tax Commission Director post. Mr. Watchman also worked with Prudential Capital Corporation as a private placement banker. Among several directorships, he is a member of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Board of Directors and a director for the Native American Bancorporation. Mr. Watchman holds a MBA from the University of California and a Bachelors degree from the University of Arizona.