Derrick Christy is one of Indianapolis’ most respected Southside business leaders. He is a Greenwood native with a family of businesses rooted in Johnson County. From a hard working youth to becoming the President and Founder of a large consortium of privately held companies, his passion for success continues to create jobs and commerce in the local communities.
A dynamic entrepreneur, Derrick operates or manages 10 unique brands and 23 different companies. Over 20 years ago he founded what is now one of Indiana’s largest privately owned mortgage banking firms. His entrepreneurial spirit led to the creation of a diverse collection of companies in the education, real estate, property management, finance, insurance, media, and telecommunications industries.
His commitment to succeed has also led to the fulfillment of a better life for his team members. Derrick graduated from Center Grove High School where he met his wife. They now have two children and the family resides in Greenwood, Indiana.
His companies are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and members of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. Derrick was recognized as one of the 40 most prominent business leaders under the age of 40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. He has also served as a member of the Johnson County Community Foundation and continues to sponsor many local youth activities, scholarships, and charities.
Derrick Christy grew up in Greenwood, Indiana. He is a graduate of Center Grove High School and attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He currently resides in the Center Grove area with his wife, whom he met during his sophomore year of High School, and their two children. Derrick is the 7th great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin and decedent of Benjamin Franklin’s daughter, Sarah (Sally) Franklin. He has visited Benjamin Franklin’s gravesite and home site in Philadelphia as well as his home at 36 Craven in London, England where Benjamin Franklin lived as an Ambassador for the United States of America for 16 years. This inspired many of the names of the companies which he owns.
Derrick embraces life’s adventures and has enjoyed the experiences of skiing in the majestic mountains of Beaver Creek Co., riding horseback along the Caribbean Ocean in Mexico, and swimming in the volcanic caldera off the Aegean Sea in Santorini, Greece. He is an also an avid boater, auto aficionado, and a disciplined practitioner of healthy lifestyle choices.
Similar to his ancestral heritage, Derrick cares strongly about economic empowerment, education, and poverty alleviation. He is an advocate of goodwill through his local volunteerism, donations, support of charitable organizations and participation in Central Indiana charities.