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Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer subsidiary of Gleacher & Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLCH), announced today that Randolph H. Barker has joined the firm as an Executive Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets.
Mr. Barker joins Gleacher & Company following his role as a member of the executive committee of Chapdelaine & Co. Previously he was Co-Head of the Global Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies Group at Citigroup, and prior to that was Head of Citigroup’s Global Credit Markets Group and played a key role in building Citigroup’s Leveraged Finance Group.
Thomas Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted Randy has joined our firm. Leveraged Finance expertise is integral to our strategy, and Randy is among the most experienced Leveraged Finance professionals in our industry. And more broadly, given the entirety of his background, he is a perfect fit for the leadership of our growing Investment Banking and Capital Markets efforts. We believe his expertise will be of great benefit to our clients, and he will be an outstanding recruiter of the additional talent we are assembling in various industry verticals.”
Mr. Barker said, “I am excited to join Gleacher & Company, and look forward to maximizing my relationships and expertise to grow the Company’s Investment Banking and Capital Markets platform. Gleacher & Company’s focus on leveraged finance presents a compelling opportunity, and I intend to begin working immediately to expand the depth and prospects of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets teams.”
Jeffrey Tepper, who previously served as Head of Investment Banking, will be leaving the firm. Eric Gleacher, Chairman, said, “I would like to thank Jeff Tepper for his years of service, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
About Mr. Barker
Prior to joining Gleacher & Company, Mr. Barker served on the executive committee of Chapdelaine & Co. Previously he was Co-Head of the Global Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies Group at Citigroup, where he was responsible for more than 3,000 trading, sales and capital markets professionals in over 20 countries. Prior to that, Mr. Barker was the Head of Citigroup's Global Credit Markets Group, and was a senior member of the management team, responsible for building Citigroup's Global Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Barker also played a key role in the successful integration of the bond and loan platforms following the acquisition of Salomon Brothers by Travelers. Mr. Barker began his career as a commercial lending officer with Bankers Trust Company. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Brown University in 1980.