Leadership - Sunwest Bank
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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.

Executive Management


Eric Hovde – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Carson Lappetito – President
Sanya Allmaras – Executive Vice President, Director of Operations
Dwight Flenniken III – Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Matt March – Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Chad Neubecker – Executive Vice President, Director Real Estate Lending
Don Satiroff – Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer
Paul Simmons – Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Kent Smith – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Jae Park – Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Kara Trebs – Executive Vice President, Chief Human Capital Officer

Senior Management

Justin Archuleta – Senior Vice President, Market Area President, Idaho
Greg Bagiryan – Senior Vice President, Market President, Los Angeles
Chad Campbell – Senior Vice President, Market Area President, Florida
Thomas Chavez – Senior Vice President, Director of Government Guaranteed Lending
Patrick Evans – Senior Vice President, Regional Vice President
Jim Wardle – Senior Vice President, Market Area President, Arizona
John Wise – Senior Vice President, Director, Business Banking and Treasury Management

Board of Directors


Eric Hovde
Carson Lappetito
(Board Member)
Ben Xiang
(Board Member)
Steve Reenders
(Board Member)
Russ Wertz
(Board Member)
Mike Moorhead
(Board Member)
Jonathan Gardner
(Board Member)
Greg Ashwill
(Board Member)