James Sanders is currently Vice President of Commercial & Industrial Lending at Customers Bank; previously he was Vice President of Government Guaranteed Lending and Commercial Loan Officer at Cape Bank. Prior to Cape Bank, Mr. Sanders spent 7 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency Business Center in Philadelphia, Pa. which is operated by a public-private-partnership with The Enterprise Center. During his time with the MBDA Business Center of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Mr. Sanders held multiple roles. He serviced, consulted and advised over 1,000 minority-owned businesses. Those firms have secured over $200 million on contracts and financing. Mr. Sanders transitioned to consulting in 2008 in the midst of the Great-Recession. He spent over 8 years in the financial services industry as a financial planner and banker. Mr. Sanders has worked for some of the largest and best financial institutions in the industry, such as The Vanguard Group and Wachovia Bank (Now Wells Fargo). Mr. Sanders holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Virginia State University and an MBA from the Fox School of Business Executive MBA program at Temple University.
He is married with two teenagers and one dog.