Regions Financial Corporation : Regions Financial Expands Specialized Industries Division
06/12/2012| 09:05am US/Eastern
Robert Daniel named group head and managing director of the
Restaurant Banking group;
Greg Jones named managing director of the Technology & Defense
Chris Rogers named managing director of the Healthcare Banking
Specialized industries underwriting team expanded to support growth
Financial (NYSE:RF) today announced it has hired three specialty
bankers to join its Restaurant, Healthcare, and Technology & Defense
Robert Daniel has been named group head and managing director of the Restaurant
Banking group in Atlanta, Ga. reporting to John Barton, specialized
industries executive for Regions Bank. Daniel has more than 18 years of
experience in restaurant banking, most recently with GE Capital Finance,
where he served as senior vice president for sponsor coverage and sales
manager for chain coverage; and Bank of America, where his positions
included managing director of the restaurant finance group. Daniel is a
graduate of Belmont University and holds his Certified Financial Planner
Greg Jones has been named managing director of the Technology
& Defense Banking group in Charlotte, N.C., reporting to David
Sozio, group head and managing director. Jones will cover both the
technology services and the defense/government services industry
sectors. He brings 20 years of experience to Regions, previously holding
leadership positions at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and
Fennebresque & Company, where he most recently was head of the private
capital advisory practice. Jones is a graduate of Davidson College and
received an MBA from Dartmouth College.
Chris Rogers has been named managing director of the Healthcare
Banking group in Nashville, Tenn., reporting to Brooks Hubbard,
group head and managing director. Rogers brings experience from
healthcare investment banking positions with Morgan Keegan, SunTrust
Robinson Humphrey, Merrill Lynch and Cowen & Company. He is a graduate
of Connecticut College with an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
"These industries are important growth engines for the U.S. economy, and
companies in these sectors require financial products, services and
expertise tailored to their specific needs in order to be successful,"
said John Barton, specialized industries executive at Regions Bank.
"Robert, Greg and Chris bring a wealth of market knowledge and expertise
that will benefit our clients and allow Regions to support more growing
companies in the communities we serve."
During the first quarter of 2012, Regions also hired three new senior
credit underwriters in the bank's Specialized Industries Credit group to
provide market-specific credit and underwriting expertise to companies
in specialized industries.
Todd Rousseau joined Regions in Atlanta, Ga. to support the Transportation
Banking group. Rousseau has experience at SunTrust Bank where he
served as a middle market associate banker, a corporate and investment
banking underwriter and a commercial relationship manager.
Leo Bashinsky joined Regions in Birmingham, Ala. to support the
Healthcare Banking group. Bashinsky has more than 20 years of banking
experience, with more than 12 of those years in healthcare underwriting
at several organizations including SouthTrust Bank and Medical
Aliya Willis joined Regions in Atlanta, Ga. to support the Restaurant
Banking group. Willis has more than eight years of experience at Bank of
America where she served in several capacities, including more than five
years as a credit products underwriter in the bank's restaurant group.
Since 2008 Regions has significantly expand its banking services for specialized
industries, including Transportation, Restaurant, Technology &
Defense, Healthcare, Energy and Transportation, with a focus on
providing capital and advisory services to middle market companies in
growing industry segments within the U.S. During the first quarter of
2012, Regions' total commercial and industrial loan commitments grew
$872 million, or 3 percent linked quarter driven primarily by broad
based geographic growth and continued momentum in specialized industries.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation, with $128 billion in assets, is a member
of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest full-service
providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management,
mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers
in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its
subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices
and 2,100 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line
of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
Regions Financial Corporation
Evelyn Mitchell, 205-264-4551
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