Stifel Financial hired two managing directors in its investment banking division. Alex Rohan joined Miller Buckfire, Stifel’s restructuring unit, and Greg Urban joined the Stifel Diversified Industrials Group, with a specific focus on the automotive sector. Both have experience in restructuring, which is in high demand due to economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.

Rohan has more than 25 years of investment banking, legal and financial advisory experience, most of which has involved corporate restructurings. During that time, he advised on approximately 125 transactions, representing more than $150 billion in liabilities. Most recently, he was a senior managing director in the corporate restructuring group at B. Riley FBR. He also has held similar positions at Guggenheim Securities and Jefferies.

Rohan will join Miller Buckfire, Stifel’s restructuring unit. Over the years, Miller Buckfire professionals have represented more than 170 companies, restructured nearly $350 billion of debt and raised more than $60 billion in financing.

Working in the Stifel Diversified Industrials Group, Urban will focus primarily on the automotive sector, which is expected to experience significant dislocation and change due to COVID-19 in the coming years. Previously, Urban spent nine years at UBS Investment Bank in its global industrials group, where he completed both public and private securities offerings and also advised on merger and acquisition transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $30 billion. Urban also has worked as an investment banker at Piper Jaffray and began his career at Ford Motor Company as a product development engineer.

“As economic and business activity begins to pick up, Stifel is well-positioned to help management teams think through solutions to address the strategic and financial impacts COVID-19 has had, and will continue to have, on their businesses,” Brad Raymond, head of global investment banking at Stifel, said. “The addition of Alex and Greg bolsters our team of talented professionals that has been working tirelessly throughout this crisis to deliver all of the options Stifel is equipped to provide, which include restructuring, leveraged finance, and public and private equity capital raising.”

Headquartered in St. Louis, Stifel Financial is a financial services holding company that conducts its banking, securities and financial services business through several wholly-owned subsidiaries.