Location and dates

ExCel London

6-8 FEBRUARY 2024



Derrick Watchman

Derrick Watchman

President/Owner, Sagebrush Hill Group LLC, Board Chairman, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Derrick Watchman is an experienced executive with over 35 ears of commercial and tribal business experience in gaming and banking.  Derrick is President of Sagebrush Hill Group LLC, a tribal affairs, financial advisory services, and economic development advisory company from Window Rock, Navajo Nation, Arizona.  Derrick is a member of the Navajo Nation and was raised on the Navajo reservation. Derrick was the Chief Executive Officer for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, the gaming operator for the Navajo Nation casinos. He started at Navajo gaming as the Chief Financial Officer. Derrick led the gaming enterprise in its expansion of 3 casinos employing over 1,700 employees. Prior Derrick was Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at JP Morgan Chase Bank’s Native American Banking Group. He provided tribal financial and banking services for gaming tribes around the country. Previously, he worked for the Wells Fargo Bank handling Native American gaming 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, a director for the Native American Bancorporation and a member of the Dineh Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Watchman holds an MBA from the University of California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. 

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