Mr. Sala graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in finance and a minor in economics. His background encompasses all aspects of finance including time spent as CFO and Board Director for Skaggs Companies, Inc., President of S Four Enterprises, Inc., and CFO of Santa Fe Partners. His experience also includes a long banking career with the likes of JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and First Interstate Bank. During his tenure at First Interstate Bank, he oversaw numerous divisions in Utah and California. He has worked as a consultant and advisor to numerous local, closely-held small businesses.
Mr. Sala founded the consulting firm, SFE Advisors, where he managed the problem assets and commercial lending groups of multiple institutions whose assets exceed $6 billion. He has served in executive and CEO capacities for conserved financial institutions in addition to providing services as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice in criminal trials. Additionally, he has served as CLO and CEO for an Oregon and Arizona financial institution responsible for workout and restructure of their commercial loan portfolios. He is a past board member with the Utah Bankers Association and has been actively involved with numerous charitable organizations. As President, Mr. Sala oversees all strategic, financial, and operational functions of the bank.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hunter is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees in Accounting from Utah State University. Prior to joining TAB Bank, he worked for eight years with Ernst & Young in that firm's financial audit division and later became the Manager of the Salt Lake City Technology and Security Risk Services (TSRS) practice for Ernst & Young.
Mr. Hunter has also taught upper level accounting and information system courses at Utah State University. He has been the CFO of TAB Bank since 2004 and participates in the strategic functions of the bank as well as oversees the accounting, finance, information technology, and project management functions. Mr. Hunter has been active with several charity organizations including many community groups and local schools.
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