SunTrust Robinson Humphrey hired 20-year industry veteran Ken Brandes as a managing director in its Energy Investment Banking group. Brandes will lead midstream sector coverage for the firm from STRH’s Houston office.

“We are pleased to welcome Ken to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and look forward to him bringing his advisory expertise to our midstream client base,” said John Gregg, chairman and CEO of STRH. “We have been committed to the midstream sector for many years and Ken will help STRH deepen and expand our relationships. The midstream sector provides critical infrastructure throughout the U.S. and is an evolving market where deep expertise and tailored solutions are most valued.”

Brandes joined STRH from Seaport Global Securities in New York, and his prior experience includes a principal investing role at Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and investment banking at Macquarie Capital and Citigroup.