Andy Scoggin is Chief Executive Officer of Scoggin Capital Investment. He began his career as a lawyer with a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He left the practice of law in 1993 to join Albertsons Inc. as an executive. In 2006, he and his partners founded Albertsons LLC, with private equity backing, to acquire a portion of the struggling Albertsons Inc. grocery chain. Mr. Scoggins and his partners, through acquisition and organic growth, grew the initial business from a regional chain with $4 billion in annual sales to the second largest nationwide traditional grocery chain and the third largest private company in the United States with over $63 billion in annual sales. Mr. Scoggins is an active investor with a real estate portfolio of multi-family, single family and commercial properties and he invests in and serves on the boards of numerous for-profit businesses. He is also active in the community, serving on several nonprofit boards in the areas of homelessness, education, healthcare and the arts.
James Fletcher| Vice Chairman
James Fletcher (Vice Chairman) is the former Senior Vice President of Univar Corporation, the world’s largest industrial chemical distributor that supplies products and distribution services to all major industrial markets. Mr. Fletcher oversaw worldwide business development and served on the board of Univar Europe. He led the acquisition team that built its European business to over $1 billion in sales volume, expanded the Canadian and United States businesses and opened the Mexican market. He also served for the past six years as Chairman of the Board of Vacation Internationale, which owns and operates 28 vacation resorts in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Fletcher is currently a significant investor in various real estate construction projects in Seattle, Boise, Yakima, Evansville, Indiana and LaPaz, Baja, Mexico. Mr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and in 1971 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Mr. Fletcher is a former senior partner in K&L Gates, now one of the largest law firms in the country, where he headed the real estate practice, and was involved in taking both Microsoft and Starbucks public.
Mark Miller| Chairman of the Board
Mark Miller was first elected to the Bank’s Board of Directors in 2009 and has been Chairman of that Board of Directors since December 2010. He is the Managing Member and CEO of Miller Family Holdings, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in Boise, Idaho, with ownership in real estate, start-up and long-term operating companies. He is also CEO and Managing Member of Signature Northwest LLC, an operating grocery chain with stores in the Portland area market. Mr. Miller served previously as the Senior Vice President of Natural Beverage for Columbia Distributing, the region’s largest distributor of beer, wine, and natural beverages with annual sales exceeding $500 million. Before joining Columbia, he served as a partner with Team Northwest, a large independent food broker, and as President and owner of Signature Sales, which was acquired by Team Northwest. Mr. Miller is a member of the Board of Metropolitan Family Service, Portland State University Foundation, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, The Portland Art Museum and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Miller received his MBA from Graziadio School of Business and Management of Pepperdine University in 2004.
Todd Cooper has been Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since April 2021, previously serving as the President and COO since May 2020. His banking career prior to joining Idaho First Bank was spent working for Wells Fargo for 30 years. During that time he worked in multiple business lines of the bank serving as Branch Manager and Ag Lender in Eastern Idaho, senior leader in the Auto Finance Group responsible for performance of the Western United States, and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for the markets of Idaho and Eastern Washington. After leaving Wells Fargo he filled the role of Director of Economic Development at Boise State University working in the Division of University Research. Cooper is also an active community leader having served on the Board of Directors for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, is the former Board Chair of both the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County and the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, and currently serves as a commissioner on the Kuna Urban Renewal Agency as well as advisory board member of the College of Business at Idaho State University. He graduated from Idaho State University with an undergraduate degree in Finance, and a Masters of Business Administration, and is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Benjamin Mackovak is the Co-Founder and Managing Member of Strategic Value Bank Partners, an investment partnership specializing in community banks. Prior to Strategic Value Bank Partners, Ben was the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Cavalier Capital, an investment fund based in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to founding Cavalier Capital, he was the Senior Analyst at Rivanna Capital, an investment fund based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to working at Rivanna Capital, Ben worked at First American Trust, an investment firm based in Newport Beach, California. He began his career at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Mackovak holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University.
Michael M. Mooney
Michael M. Mooney retired in February 2016, as President of the Bank of the Cascades, Idaho Region, which he had joined to serve in that position in August, 2003. During his 42-year banking career, he also served as Executive Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Region for KeyBank, President for KeyBank of Idaho, and President and CEO of Farmers & Merchants State Bank. He has a BS in Finance from Utah State University, an MBA from Idaho State University, and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Mr. Mooney’s past community service includes Board Chairman of the Boise Metro Chamber, West Region of St. Luke’s Health System, as well as the Idaho Bankers Association. He also represented Idaho on the Federal Reserve Board Salt Lake City Branch and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. Mr. Mooney remains active in the community, currently serving on the boards of Delta Dental of Idaho, United Heritage Financial Group, Andrus Center, Idaho Business for Education and the Idaho Energy Resource Authority.
Dan Krahn is the President and co-owner of Krahn’s Home Furnishings, the oldest and largest furniture store in McCall, Idaho. Mr. Krahn is active in local community and charitable activities. After serving over 30 years on the McCall Memorial Hospital Board as Chairman, he currently serves on the St. Luke’s Health System board of directors. He graduated in 1978 from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Mr. Krahn has been a resident of McCall for over 40 years.
Peter Tessler began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Following his passion for real estate, Mr. Tessler founded ZT Realty in 2009. After researching and studying the New York City real estate market, he and his partners quickly identified Brooklyn as an emerging market and focused their efforts on maximizing value in the growing borough. Mr. Tessler worked with the Department of Buildings, local police precincts and the Landmarks Conservancy to restore select properties and improve safety and security within the buildings and the surrounding areas. Under his leadership, the firm has built a solid reputation for successfully revitalizing historic properties with best-in-class services that enhance and improve the quality of life for tenants.
John Hale began his career as an examiner for the Office of the Controller of the Currency. He established a bank consultancy firm which he sold to KMPG and joined their National Regulatory Advisory Practice. Mr. Hale spent a tour in Mexico City as the Partner in Charge for KMPG’s Advisory Services in Latin America. Upon his return to the US and acting as a Chief Risk Officer for a credit card bank he returned to KMPG and resumed leadership of KMPG’s National Commercial Risk Practice. Mr. Hale retired from KPMG in 2015. He has been active in Boise business community through his work as Chairman of the Capital City Development Corporation in Boise, Board membership of The Trailhead, Boise’s entrepreneurial incubator and serves on the Board of Advisors for University of Idaho College of Business and Economics.
William Rawlings is the former Chief Financial Officer for Agri Beef Co. in Boise, Idaho. He was a founding shareholder in the Company retiring after 30 years of service. He continues to serve the Company as director and as a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Rawlings is also an active participant in various partnership interests in the Treasure Valley. He has served previously on various boards including: MWI Veterinary Supply Co., General Fire & Casualty Co., and Crane Creek Country Club. Mr. Rawlings received his BS degree from the University of Utah School of Business and is a CPA (retired).