Daily News: September 10, 2019

Two Veteran Bankers Join Citizens High Yield Sales & Trading Team

Rich Sullivan and Josh Leary have joined Citizens Commercial Banking to add expertise and help build out the bank’s high yield sales and trading business.

Sullivan has joined Citizens as managing director on the High Yield Sales and Trading team. Sullivan has 35 years of financial services experience, including nearly two decades as a securities trader at JP Morgan. Most recently, he was head of corporate fixed income strategy at Mizuho Securities. He will work out of Stamford, CT.

Leary has joined Citizens as director on the High Yield Sales and Trading team. Leary has experience as an underwriter and investment grade bond trader. Most recently, he helped launch high yield bond trading at U.S. Bank. He will be based in Charlotte, NC.

“Rich and Josh are veteran bankers who bring decades of experience to Citizens and allow us to continue to expand our capital markets capabilities so we can help our clients be ready for what’s next,” said Ted Swimmer, head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Citizens.