Sunwest Bank Adds Jim Wardle as Arizona Market Area President

Wardle Joins Sunwest with More Than 30 Years of Financial Services Experience

Sandy, Utah – April 6, 2022 – Sunwest Bank is pleased to welcome Jim Wardle as its new Market Area President in Arizona. In this role, Wardle will lead the Arizona team and be focused on broadening Sunwest Bank’s C&I and real estate presence in the market.  

“Jim’s impressive background and industry expertise, particularly in healthcare and legal will allow us to continue growing our Arizona presence and enhancing our clients’ experience,” said Carson Lappetito, president of Sunwest Bank.

Prior to joining Sunwest Bank, Jim managed high performing teams with both Deutsche Bank Group and Wells Fargo Bank; servicing and lending to customers in the tech, medical, legal, commercial, and industrial, and investor real estate segments. During his tenure with Wells Fargo alone, he and his teams closed more than $500 million in working capital and commercial real estate facilities.

Mr. Wardle holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Arizona. 

“I’m excited to join the Sunwest Bank team and grow the commercial and industrial segment by providing industry leading deposit, treasury management, and lending options to local entrepreneurs,” said Wardle. “Arizona has been my home for more than 47 years and I am thrilled to be a contributor to the continued growth of our communities.”

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