News Releases

Back to News Releases

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Continues Expansion of Corporate Banking Team with Key Hires in Five Markets

Nov 7, 2014

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) continues to expand its national presence and capabilities with the addition of nine highly-respected veterans, who bring more than 100 years of combined experience delivering financial solutions to business and corporate clients. These new hires enhance STRH's ability to deliver a comprehensive suite of banking solutions to middle-market businesses and corporate clients in its San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Boston and New York corporate banking offices.

"As we continue to expand our corporate banking capabilities nationally, these seasoned veterans exemplify the team we are building," said Brian Peters, head of national corporate banking at STRH. "Their wealth of knowledge complements our strong STRH foundation and enhances our ability to deliver industry-specific expertise and high-quality, differentiated service to clients nationwide."

John McCracken, Sugeet Madan, Aaron Eichler and Kevin Lowe have joined the San Francisco-based Western corporate banking team. A 25-year veteran, McCracken joins STRH as a managing director from US Bancorp, where he led the bank's western region banking division for five years. Madan brings more than 22 years of experience in banking to her role as managing director, having previously worked at Bank of America/Nations Bank in a variety of different marketing and credit assignments. Eichler joins SunTrust from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a client manager and senior vice president. Lowe joins as a director, having spent the past seven years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served as a director with the bank's global industrials investment banking group.

Erik Velastegui and Deborah Ironson Katz have joined the Los Angeles Western corporate banking team. Velastegui joins as managing director, having previously worked at BBVA Compass, where he served as a client manager focused on building out their presence in Southern California for the past three years.  Ironson Katz brings more than 25 years in corporate banking experience to STRH, eight of those years with a focus on mid-cap companies. 

Mike Chryssikos will serve as a managing director in the Southwest Region with a primary focus in Houston. Chryssikos has spent nearly 18 years in banking, with 16 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor organizations.

Will Rowe joins STRH as a managing director in the Boston-based Northeast Region.  Rowe has spent nearly 20 years in banking, predominantly at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor organizations, most recently at RBS Citizens.

David Nackley joins STRH as a managing director in the New York-based Northeast Region. Nackley brings more than 25 years of banking expertise to STRH, most recently serving as managing director, group executive industry banking and capital markets at RBS Citizens.

"We are pleased to add these experienced individuals to our team," said John Gregg, head of SunTrust Corporate and Investment Banking.  "Our breadth of capabilities is attractive to corporate bankers, as STRH expands to deliver tailored solutions to our clients in these markets."

About SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey® is the trade name for the corporate and investment banking services of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and its subsidiaries.  Securities and M&A advisory services are provided by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC. │ Lending, financial risk management, and treasury and payment solutions are offered by SunTrust Bank. │ Deposit products are offered by SunTrust Bank, Member FDIC. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has extensive experience working with public and private companies of all sizes – from emerging growth to the Fortune 500. While it offers a complete array of solutions and advice for companies across all industries, it provides in-depth industry expertise and dedicated corporate and investment banking practices for certain core sectors, including business services, financial sponsors, building products, healthcare, consumer and retail, media and communications, energy, transportation, financial services and technology, and real estate.

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., (NYSE: STI) headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of September 30, 2014, SunTrust had total assets of $186.8 billion and total deposits of $136.5 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through its various subsidiaries, the company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's Internet address is

SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.

For further information: Joy Reddy, 470-725-9015