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 offices in ten states under Mr. Gleason's continued stewardship.
On July 16, 2018, the new name, Bank OZK, became official. Our new name reflects both our heritage and dedication to building community and digital experiences to help you meet your financial needs.
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 OZK, 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.