Santander Bank appointed Laura Fazio to head its Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) banking business in its Commercial Banking division. Fazio will be based in New York and be responsible for leading national strategy and investment across the TMT sector. She will report to Robert Rubino, Santander’s co-president and head of Commercial Banking.
“With more than 25 years of experience working with TMT clients, Laura understands the nuances of working with companies in this sector and is the perfect leader to head this business,” said Rubino. “Laura’s addition underscores the continued investment we are making in our corporate finance and capital markets expertise in order to deliver value-added ideas and solutions to clients domestically and internationally.”
Fazio most recently served as managing principal at Twin Oaks Advisors, a boutique investment banking advisory firm that she founded in 2010. While there, she advised small cap and middle market technology, media and entertainment companies seeking strategic advisory solutions as well as structured capital investment from institutional investors.
Prior to Twin Oaks, Fazio worked at Aladdin Capital Management as managing director and head of TMT. She also worked at Deutsche Bank as head of media and entertainment structured product and Dresdner Kleinwort as head of TMT capital markets and corporate finance.