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Lee Tabas, President of Tabas Funding

Lee Tabas Resume


30 years in banking, from bank trainee to bank president. Under my leadership, Royal Bank of Pennsylvania (acquired by Bryn Mawr Trust in 2017, then later by WSFS in 2022) grew from $20 million in assets to $500 million. Background in community banking and entrepreneurship. Experienced a variety of banking and financial related lawsuits. Outstanding ability to communicate procedures and concepts in understandable terms. Engineering education. High energy professional known for intelligence, action, and integrity. Trusted advisor to bankers and business owners.


Steering Royal Bank of Pennsylvania through the choppy waters of the 1990 Recession. At one time, almost 10% of the assets of the bank were non-performing. The bank made a steady recovery and in 1999 earned more than $12 million.


Current – Principal of TABASFUNDING, Consultant, Trustee

President and CEO

Successfully provide venture capital and business funding for entrepreneurs to acquire or expand businesses.

Trustee– has served as Trustee for related and unrelated Trusts and Foundations. Administer all aspects of 5 Trusts and a Foundation through my office.

Consultant– Provide expert witness, banking and business consultation.

2000 – Present

Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University)
Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Banking and Finance

Facilitated MBA Seminar, “Leadership Lessons”, taught courses: “Commercial Banking”, “Entrepreneurship”, “Strategic Marketing”. Received the Bertrand Hayward Award for having “profound influence on the success of young alumni” in 2007.

1998 – 2013

Royal Bank of Pennsylvania (now WSFS)
President and Director

President of Royal Bank of Pennsylvania and its’ National NASDAQ Market Holding Company, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania. Served as the Chief Credit Officer of the Bank. Primarily responsible for the bank’s annual plans, motivating and directing the banks approximately 130 employees to reach goals established.

1980 – 1999

Riverfront Restaurant and Dinner Theatre
Executive Vice President and Principal

Partner in this successful hospitality facility. Supervision of staff, quality of the food, and service, Monitored levels of customer satisfaction and resolved problems as needed.


Lincoln National Bank
Staff Positions, Assistant Manager, Manager, VP

Started as a trainee.



  • Judge of Elections – Lower Merion Township, 10-2 polling location
  • Board Member, Haverford Civic Association
  • Judge, Senior Project Competition, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Judge, Jefferson University, MBA Student Business Plan Competition
  • Judge, Minority Business Plan Competitions, The Enterprise Center and The Business Center at New Covenant Campus
  • Participant, FBI Community Partnership Program
  • CEO OF THE YEAR in 1996 for banks in class by Financial World Magazine
  • Board Member, Golden Slipper Club and Charities and Center for Seniors, Charitable and Fraternal Organization


Frederick C Peters II, Former Chairman and CEO of Bryn Mawr Trust, currently Principal of Blue Stone Capital Management, 610-337-6500,

Allen L. Rothenberg, Esq., 215-732-7000,

Gregory S. Barsh, Esq., Executive Coach, Speaker and Consultant, 610-745-4734,

Pamela Delissio, State Representative 194th District, 215 482 8726,



MA Equiv. (Graduate)


Rutgers University/American Bankers Association


Level 1 Fluency


Goethe Institute, Munich



German (Member German Honor Society)

University of Pennsylvania



Mechanical Engineering

University of Pennsylvania


Fresh and Saltwater Fishing, Biking, Hiking, Family Oriented Activities.

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