Bank of the Ozarks was founded in 1903 as a small community bank in Jasper, Arkansas. We added an additional bank in Ozark, Arkansas in 1937.
In 1979, George Gleason, a 25-year-old attorney, purchased controlling interest and assumed active management of the bank as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
From the beginning of his tenure, Mr. Gleason instilled a personal commitment to excellence, fair dealing and exceptional customer service. These priorities have become cornerstones of the bank's character even as we have grown to over 250 branches in 9 states under Mr. Gleason's continued stewardship.
We take great pride in knowing you, our customers. We understand that these relationships, along with our expertise, are the best ways to discover just the right financial solutions to suit your needs.
At Bank of the Ozarks, we offer an incredible array of the very best personal and business banking services geared to offer convenience and safety while helping you attain your goals.
Our purpose is not to be the biggest bank – but to simply be the best one.