John R. Davis, IBERIABANK’s director of Financial Strategy, Investor Relations and Mergers and Acquisitions, resigned from the company effective August 31, 2017.
Jefferson G. Parker, who will continue to be responsible for the capital markets business, will take on leadership of the bank’s Investor Relations department, while Fernando Perez-Hickman will serve as director of Corporate Strategy and be responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions.
Parker has been affiliated with IBERIABANK since 2001 when he joined the board of directors. As vice chairman and director of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, he will be responsible for Investor Relations, corporate business development, and continue to be responsible for IBERIA Financial Services, IBERIA Capital Partners and IBERIA Civic Impact Partners.
Prior to joining IBERIABANK, Parker was president of Howard Weil, a New Orleans-based equity research, investment banking and trading firm, where he served in a number of roles for 33 years. He served on the FINRA District No. 5 Business Conduct Committee, serving as chairman from 2007 to 2009.
Pérez-Hickman began his professional career in 1991 at McKinsey & Company, a strategic consulting firm, where he remained for six years. In 1998, he joined Banco Central Hispano (BCH) as director of International Private Banking and CEO of BCH USA in New York. In 1999, after the merger between Banco Santander and BCH, he joined Banco Santander International as a managing director. In 2002, he became managing director of International Banks for the Santander Private Banking division in Miami. In 2007, he joined Banco Sabadell as managing director of Sabadell America and chairman of the board for Sabadell United Bank. Sabadell was recently acquired by IBERIABANK.