- C.K. Lee
- InterBank, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- President and Chief Operating Officer
C.K. Lee is president and chief operating officer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based InterBank. In this role, he oversees all of the bank’s operations, including lending and credit, loan and deposit operations, and the bank’s branch network. Lee joined the bank in the summer of 2020 and works out of its Fort Worth, Texas, location. Prior to joining InterBank, Lee was an investment banker, assisting bank and financial services clients in Texas and the surrounding region. During his investment banking career, he Lee handled dozens of merger and acquisition transactions on behalf of clients throughout the country, representing nearly $2 billion in aggregate deal value. He has assisted clients with Section 363 bankruptcy resolutions, strategic planning services, regulatory advisory work and expert witness assignments.
Lee began his career as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill and was a federal regulator for 10 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). During his time on Capitol Hill, he was a senior adviser to members of both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. During his 10 years as a regulator, he was a deputy to the Chairman of the FDIC and a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He also oversaw the OTS’s international affairs, was a regulator of complex international holding companies, and was its regional director in Dallas, Texas for two years during the 2008-2010 financial crisis. Lee received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and his Master of Science from the London School of Economics.