Leadership

Leadership

We at Sunwest Bank realize that there are plenty of banks to choose from today, most preaching about their “relationship banking” and “great customer service.” Our management team and Board of Directors realize that these are more than catchy slogans, but disciplined business principles. We are committed to the service of our customers.

Sunwest Bank focuses on small-to-mid-size businesses, with relationship managers specializing in niche industries and markets. The team is seasoned, with an entrepreneurial spirit and thought process connected with a relationship-based client experience.

 

Board of Directors

 

Eric Hovde Carson Lappetito
Steve Reenders Ben Xiang
Russ Wertz Mike Moorhead
Jonathan Cheng

 

Executive Management

 

Eric Hovde – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Carson Lappetito – President
Kent Smith – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Matt March – Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
John Houten – Executive Vice President, Head of Real Estate Lending
Ben Frank – Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Lending

 

Senior Management

 

Chad Canter – Senior Vice President, Market Area President, Utah
Chris Zimmerman – Senior Vice President, Loan Services Manager
Dwight Flenniken III – Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Justin Archuleta – Senior Vice President, Market Area President, Idaho
Kara Trebs – Senior Vice President, Director Human Capital
Sanya Allmaras – Senior Vice President, Director of Operations
Thomas Chavez – Senior Vice President, SBA Sales Manager