Daily News: January 9, 2018

BBVA Names Kirshman Head of Energy Division


BBVA Compass named Blake Kirshman head of its Corporate and Investment Banking Energy Division following the planned retirement of Dorothy Marchand, a transition that was made effective in early January 2018.

Kirshman will be responsible for leading a team of experienced energy bankers in developing, managing and maintaining relationships with clients across the energy spectrum, including ensuring bank interests are kept at the forefront.

“Blake is primed for this role with eight years of solid experience as a leading energy banker under his belt,” Marchand said. “He has studied all facets of the oil and gas industry, and has solid, foundational experience that gives him exceptional understanding of its current pressures and future outlook.”

Kirshman started in the Energy Division of BBVA Compass in 2009 as an associate relationship manager and portfolio underwriter, where he underwrote loans and performed industry analysis. He moved to relationship manager in 2011 where he managed a portfolio of clients that included upstream and midstream energy companies. Kirshman began his career as a senior associate at KPMG.