Asset-based lender hires local sales officer

Utah-based TAB Bank has hired Patrick Eakins to develop its business in the Nashville area. Eakins most recently worked for Bay View Funding and also has spent time at Fleet One Factoring and Comdata. Founded as Transportation Alliance Bank, TAB specializes in asset-based and factoring deals and has about $700 million in assets. It is a subsidiary of FJ Management, the company that sold Flying J to the Haslam family Pilot Oil.