James W. Sanders
Customers Bank
VP of Commercial and Industrial Lending


James is an experienced executive with expertise in the areas of banking, investment management, consulting management and economic development. In addition to his professional success, James also holds leadership positions on not-for-profit boards of directors. James 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, James served as Director with The Enterprise Center, a regional economic development organization and operator of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center in Philadelphia. He provided management consulting and advised over 1,000 minority-owned businesses. Those firms have secured over $300 million on contracts and $65 million in financing. Preceding MBDA, James worked for more than eight years in the financial services industry with industry leaders, such as The Vanguard Group and Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo).  James holds a BS in Economics and Finance from Virginia State University and an Executive MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.