Sal DePaola

VP, Business Banker

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Middle Tennessee

Get to know me

As a business banker at First Citizens Bank, I know the importance of understanding your business, its strategies, and key objectives. A skilled team of specialists with an established process help me tailor solutions to fit you and your organization. And I believe clients appreciate our trusted partnership as we plan for long-term success.

I earned a master's degree from California State University, Sacramento, with concentrations in finance and marketing. My career includes more than 15 years in banking, the majority of that time spent in the business banking space. Specifically, my focus has been to work with clients in the commercial and Industrial arenas that find themselves in the growth phase of the business cycle.

My spouse, Mellissa, and I have been married 15 years. And we are the proud parents of a son and daughter- both of which attend our local elementary school. All of us are very active in our local communities.

I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Our approach

At First Citizens, our Bankers view business relationships with you through a long-term lens. This aligns with our brand ethics, business philosophies and statement of purpose for building a long, lasting alliance. We make recommendations and decisions based on what’s best for your business and focus on your growth, expansion and success.

Management at First Citizens is regional, and we guide your accounts in the same manner—with regional support and authority. Our relationship management teams include inside and outside relationship managers, credit professionals and product specialists. Our consulting and business strategy services include industry change optimization, business process management and financial management processes.

We pride ourselves on working together to bring positive results to your business, as we see your vision come to fruition.

Industry Expertise

Architectural Firms


Master's of Business Administration


Make sense of the markets. We have our fingers on the pulse of economic growth, investor sentiment and valuation trends.
Start, grow and expand. Our industry knowledge helps you build a long-term approach for successful business strategies.
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