A native of Erie, PA, Mr. Scalise, and his wife relocated to middle Tennessee in 2008 from Cleveland, OH where he served as a manager and business banker for Citizens Bank advising privately held companies. In Nashville, Mr. Scalise spent four years as a Vice President, Commercial Advisor with SunTrust Bank working with privately held companies with revenues ranging from $15mm to $150mm providing senior debt facilities. He was recruited in 2012 to lead the sales effort for an equipment leasing firm in addition to having responsibility for originating, underwriting, and managing heavy equipment leases. Mr. Scalise returned to middle-market banking in 2018 as a Vice President with JP Morgan advising privately held companies with revenues from $20mm to $500mm before making the decision to join Oakworth in July 2021. He and his wife, Jackie, have two children, Ava and Beau.
- B.A. in Business Administration - Indiana Wesleyan University