Synovus Bank appointed Tom Dierdorff its new head of corporate and investment banking.

Dierdorff most recently served as managing director and group head of financial services for Regions Bank and Regions Securities. Prior to Regions, he worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey for seven years and built a universal banking coverage effort managing investment banking and corporate finance relationships with North America, Europe and Bermuda-based property-casualty insurers, life insurers, insurance service providers and financial sponsors active in the sector. He also worked in financial institution corporate and investment banking for nine years at Wachovia Securities and predecessor firms.

“Tom is an innovative and strategic leader with a proven track record of success in his more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry,” Kevin Blair, president and CEO of Synovus Bank, said. “We look forward to the growth opportunities that he’ll bring to Synovus as he builds out our CIB business and extends advice-based solutions to an expanded client base.”

Synovus’ corporate and investment banking line of business will deliver banking and capital markets solutions to larger and more complex public and private equity-backed companies. The team will be built around specific industry specialties to allow for advice related to credit and depository products, syndicated finance, interest rate derivatives and debt and equity capital markets solutions.