Daily News: November 6, 2013

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Expands in U.S.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) is establishing corporate banking offices in Dallas, San Francisco and Chicago to enhance its ability to deliver a comprehensive suite of banking solutions to middle-market businesses and corporate clients in those regions.

The teams will cover nearby states and offer a full range of corporate and investment banking products and services, including debt and equity capital markets, treasury and payment solutions, financial risk management, foreign exchange, employee benefits solutions, M&A advisory, and liquidity and investment products.

The Dallas-based Southwest office, San Francisco-based Western office and Chicago-based Midwest office recently opened, and will complement SunTrust’s existing presence in all three markets. STRH has existing asset-based lending and equipment finance leasing teams in Texas and Chicago, and a capital markets and wealth management presence in California.

The Dallas-based corporate banking team is led by industry veteran Clint Bryant, who joined STRH from Fifth Third Bank, where he served as its Southwest mid-corporate market manager. Prior to that, he was a senior relationship manager for Wells Fargo based in Dallas.

Joining Bryant are Julia Harman and Don Besch. Harman previously served as a corporate banking senior relationship manager for Fifth Third’s Southwest operations in Dallas, as well as a relationship manager at Wells Fargo. A 13-year STRH veteran, Besch has extensive experience in corporate and investment banking, and most recently served as a managing director in the firm’s consumer and retail investment banking group. Previously, Besch spent 18 years at BankBoston in various positions, both domestically and internationally.

The San Francisco-based Western corporate banking team is led by industry veteran Jim Deichen, who joined STRH after 34 years with Bank of America, where he most recently served as the West Coast head of technology corporate banking.

The Midwest corporate banking team in Chicago is led by industry veteran Ted Heldring, who joined STRH after 12 years at J.P. Morgan, where he most recently served as the head of the Chicago office for debt capital markets. Prior to that, Heldring was a managing director for Wachovia and was also with Chemical Securities.

All three offices will add bankers to their teams in the near future.

“SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is a leading, full-service, middle-market investment bank that offers high-quality, differentiated service to clients nationwide,” said Mark A. Chancy, wholesale banking executive at SunTrust. “Expanding our physical presence builds on the strong STRH foundation to meet growing market needs by bringing our industry-specific expertise, client-first focus, and breadth of financial solutions to help businesses achieve their goals.”