Daily News: November 10, 2014

SunTrust Robinson Expands Corporate Banking Team


SunTrust Robinson Humphrey continues to expand its national presence and capabilities with the addition of nine highly respected veterans, who bring more than 100 years of combined experience delivering financial solutions to business and corporate clients. These new hires enhance STRH’s ability to deliver a comprehensive suite of banking solutions to middle market businesses and corporate clients in its San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Boston and New York corporate banking offices.

John McCracken, Sugeet Madan, Aaron Eichler and Kevin Lowe joined the San Francisco-based Western corporate banking team. A 25-year veteran, McCracken joins STRH as a managing director from US Bancorp, where he led the bank’s western region banking division for five years. Madan brings more than 22 years of experience in banking to her role as managing director, having previously worked at Bank of AmericaNations Bank in a variety of different marketing and credit assignments. Eichler joins SunTrust from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a client manager and senior vice president. Lowe joins as a director, having spent the past seven years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served as a director with the bank’s global industrials investment banking group.

Erik Velastegui and Deborah Ironson Katz joined the Los Angeles Western corporate banking team. Velastegui joins as managing director, having previously worked at BBVA Compass, where he served as a client manager focused on building out their presence in Southern California for the past three years. Katz brings more than 25 years in corporate banking experience to STRH, eight of those years with a focus on mid-cap companies.

Mike Chryssikos will serve as a managing director in the Southwest region with a primary focus in Houston. Chryssikos has spent nearly 18 years in banking, with 16 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor organizations.

Will Rowe joins STRH as a managing director in the Boston-based Northeast Region. Rowe has spent nearly 20 years in banking, predominantly at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor organizations, most recently at RBS Citizens.

David Nackley joins STRH as a managing director in the New York-based Northeast Region. Nackley brings more than 25 years of banking expertise to STRH, most recently serving as managing director, group executive industry banking and capital markets at RBS Citizens.

“As we continue to expand our corporate banking capabilities nationally, these seasoned veterans exemplify the team we are building,” said Brian Peters, head of national corporate banking at STRH. “Their wealth of knowledge complements our strong STRH foundation and enhances our ability to deliver industry-specific expertise and high-quality, differentiated service to clients nationwide.”

“We are pleased to add these experienced individuals to our team,” said John Gregg, head of SunTrust corporate and investment banking. “Our breadth of capabilities is attractive to corporate bankers, as STRH expands to deliver tailored solutions to our clients in these markets.”