US Capital Partners named financial industry veteran Frank Villarreal vice president of its Investment Banking group.

With 24 years of asset management and client relationship experience, Villarreal has experience from prior roles with Merrill Lynch, Hambrecht & Quist, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan Securities and Stifel Financial.

Most recently at Stifel, Villarreal was responsible primarily for portfolio management for the firm’s private and corporate clients, and for developing the firm’s international clientele for domestic public and private investments. At Credit Suisse, he provided U.S. private banking services for domestic and international clients, and at J.P. Morgan he provided asset management and credit solutions to targeted high net worth clients, while assisting private wealth clients with retirement plan strategies.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Frank to the firm,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “Frank brings 24 years of experience in the financial services industry to US Capital Partners, and joins the firm’s Investment Banking group following another year of increased demand for our innovative, customized products and services.”