Fortis Welcomes Ben Dezen to Commercial Banking Team in Denver

Posted on: 02/08/22

Denver, CO – February 8, 2022

Fortis, a high-growth commercial bank serving small- to medium-sized privately held businesses in Colorado and Utah, is pleased to welcome Ben Dezen as a Managing Director on its Commercial Banking team in Denver, CO.

Following a 12-year career with BOK Financial, Ben brings a strong understanding of credit and a unique consultative nature with lower middle market companies to the team, which will be an added benefit to current and future Fortis clients.

“Ben is a great leader for our organization; his values and character are continuing to build the Fortis culture,” stated Josh Peters, Chief Lending Officer. “His ability to create meaningful and holistic relationships is exactly the type of experience we strive for our clients to have with their bankers. We are grateful that driven, veteran bankers like Ben continue to choose Fortis, both for themselves, and their clients.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Fortis. This high-performance organization provides a springboard for serving the Colorado business community. The Fortis brand represents a philosophy which places a high premium upon entrepreneurial freedom and creativity, resulting in durable solutions and a strong partnership that every client expects and deserves,” says Ben. “I am grateful to be working for a nimble company where business owners can expect excellent service and a top-tier bank that supports their vision of growth and profitability.”


About Fortis

Fortis is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and is a state-chartered bank with offices in the Denver and Salt Lake City metropolitan areas. The bank provides business and personal clients with a full suite of loan, treasury management and deposit products, with an emphasis on Commercial and Specialty clients.  To learn more about Fortis, visit



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