Corporate Governance

Governance at a Glance

Chair
Member
Board Members Audit Compensation Corporate Governance & Nominations

Thomas Ashford Broughton III

James J. Filler

Compensation

Christopher J. Mettler

Compensation

Hatton C.V. Smith

Compensation

Irma Loya Tuder

Audit
Corporate Governance & Nominations

Joseph Richard Cashio

Audit
Compensation
Corporate Governance & Nominations

Michael D. Fuller

Audit
Corporate Governance & Nominations

Committee Charters

Thomas Ashford Broughton III

Tom Broughton received a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from The University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Tom has spent his entire banking career based in the Birmingham area. In 1985 he founded the de novo First Commercial Bank and was named President. When First Commercial Bank was bought by Synovus in 1992, he continued as President and was named Chief Executive Officer of First Commercial Bank. While with Synovus, he also served as Regional Chief Executive Officer responsible for Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and parts of Georgia. He continued his work in this position until his retirement from Synovus in August 2004. In 2005, Tom founded ServisFirst Bank raising $35 million in capital, which at that time, was the largest bank start up amount raised in the State of Alabama. Today he serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. He also founded and organized the formation of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc., the bank holding company that holds ServisFirst Bank as its subsidiary. Tom led the ServisFirst Bancshares’ Initial Public Offering in May 2014. ServisFirst Bank has offices across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. In 2009, American Banker named Tom “Community Banker of the Year.”

James J. Filler

Mr. Filler has served as a director of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) since 2007 and as a director of ServisFirst Bank (the “Bank”) since inception of the Bank in May 2005. Mr. Filler has been a private investor since his retirement in 2006. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Filler spent 44 years in the metals recycling industry with Jefferson Iron & Metal, Inc. and Jefferson Iron & Metal Brokerage Co., Inc. Mr. Filler attended Samford University.

Christopher J. Mettler

Mr. Mettler has served as a director of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (the 'Company') and ServisFirst Bank (the 'Bank') since October 2019. He has served on the ServisFirst Bank South Carolina Board of Directors since 2017. Mr. Mettler is the founder and president of Sovereign Co., a business that leverages proprietary marketing attribution and artificial intelligence technology (Pebble) to systematically measure thousands of simultaneous marketing messages to display the most relevant products for consumers. Previously, he founded two marketing and financial technology businesses, CompareCards and SnapCap, both of which were acquired in two separate transactions by LendingTree. Mr. Mettler is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds an MBA in Business Strategy from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Hatton C.V. Smith

Mr. Smith has served as a director of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) since 2007 and as a director of ServisFirst Bank (the “Bank”) since inception of the Bank in May 2005. Mr. Smith spent 46 years with Royal Cup Coffee, 20 of them in which he served as the CEO. He now serves as the CEO of Back Forty Beer Company. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University in 1973. He is an Investor in PCD Development and Chaiman of the UAB Athletic Foundation.

Irma Loya Tuder

Ms. Tuder has served as a director of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (the 'Company') and ServisFirst Bank (the 'Bank') since October 2018. She has served on the ServisFirst Bank Huntsville Board of Directors since 2009. Mrs. Tuder is the founder, former CEO, and Board Chairperson of Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI), a nationally recognized business providing management and technical solutions to federal government agencies. In 2007, Tuder successfully led the acquisition of ASI by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Federal Holding Company (ASRC Federal) as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Mrs. Tuder earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from Troy State University in Montgomery. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has completed the Minority Business Executive program at Dartmouth College and the Huntsville/Madison County and the State of Alabama Leadership Programs.

Joseph Richard Cashio

Mr. Cashio has served as a director of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") since 2007 and as a director of ServisFirst Bank (the "Bank") since inception of the Bank in May 2005. Mr. Cashio serves as CEO of TASSCO, LLC and served as the CEO of Tricon Metals & Services, Inc. from 2000 until its sale in October 2008, and had served in various other positions with Tricon Metals & Services, Inc. prior to 2000. Mr. Cashio received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in 1979.

Michael D. Fuller

Mr. Fuller has served as a director of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (the 'Company') since 2007 and as a director of ServisFirst Bank (the 'Bank') since inception of the Bank in May 2005. For over twenty years, Mr. Fuller has been a private investor in real estate investments. Prior to that time, Mr. Fuller played professional football for nine years. Mr. Fuller received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Auburn University in 1976 and received a Master of Business Administration from San Diego National University in 1979. Mr. Fuller served as President of Double Oak Water Reclamation, a private collection and wastewater treatment facility in Shelby County, Alabama from 1998 to 2018.