Ryan Sladek joined Regions Bank the company’s institutional services division and will lead a team of strategists to deliver customized investment services for corporations, businesses, nonprofits, municipalities and more.

As head of sales, Sladek will report directly to Julz Burgess, head of institutional services and corporate trust within Regions’ wealth management division. Sladek and his team will focus on expanding the company’s Institutional Trust client base across high-growth markets in the Southeast, Texas and the Midwest. Based in Tampa, Sladek joins Regions from PNC institutional asset management and PNC Capital Advisors, where he served as the Florida and Southern Port Cities managing market director.

“Ryan is driven by a deep understanding of investment strategies and a clear focus on helping clients identify the right solutions that align with their needs,” Burgess said. “In today’s market, it is especially important for institutional investors to be able to turn to a voice of experience. Through Ryan’s leadership, and the dedication of our institutional services team, we are collaborating with clients one-on-one to help them address their organizational goals through specialized investment, trustee and administrative solutions.”

Regions Institutional Services combines a relationship-driven business model with the strength and resources of a Fortune 500 financial services firm. Teams deliver services including retirement services, investment management, funeral trust, endowments and foundations, custody services, corporate trust and escrow, for a wide range of institutional clients.

“We believe that now, more than ever, institutional clients can benefit from a more tailored approach that’s built around the financial objectives of individual organizations,” Sladek said. “Regions’ commitment to truly consultative service is a key differentiator. We are working with clients, and prospective clients, to consistently develop holistic solutions to often complex financial needs. Those solutions extend beyond basic portfolio construction and leverage our team’s collective experience to advise on best practices, providing key insights, and giving our clients a single point of contact who delivers the benefits of our broader team’s experience to advance the client’s goals.”

Before his nine years with PNC, Sladek also spent nine years with BB&T in Raleigh, NC, and Orlando, FL. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in Jacksonville, FL.