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Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) is establishing corporate banking offices in
San Francisco and
Chicago to enhance its ability to deliver a comprehensive suite of banking solutions to middle-market businesses and corporate clients in those regions. STRH is the trade name for the corporate and investment banking services of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI), which are conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiaries SunTrust Bank and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
"SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is a leading, full-service, middle-market investment bank that offers high-quality, differentiated service to clients nationwide," said
Mark A. Chancy, wholesale banking executive at SunTrust. "Expanding our physical presence builds on the strong STRH foundation to meet growing market needs by bringing our industry-specific expertise, client-first focus, and breadth of financial solutions to help businesses achieve their goals."
The STRH teams in
San Francisco and
Chicago will cover nearby states and offer a full range of corporate and investment banking products and services, including debt and equity capital markets, treasury and payment solutions, financial risk management, foreign exchange, employee benefits solutions, M&A advisory, and liquidity and investment products.
Dallas-based Southwest office,
San Francisco-based Western office and
Chicago-based Midwest office recently opened, and will complement SunTrust's existing presence in all three markets. STRH has existing asset-based lending and equipment finance leasing teams in
Chicago, and a capital markets and wealth management presence in
Dallas-based corporate banking team is led by industry veteran
Clint Bryant, who joined STRH from Fifth Third Bank, where he served as its Southwest mid-corporate market manager. Prior to that, he was a senior relationship manager for Wells Fargo based in
Joining Bryant are
Julia Harman and
Don Besch. Harman previously served as a corporate banking senior relationship manager for Fifth Third's Southwest operations in
Dallas, as well as a relationship manager at Wells Fargo. A 13-year STRH veteran, Besch has extensive experience in corporate and investment banking, and most recently served as a managing director in the firm's consumer and retail investment banking group. Previously, Besch spent 18 years at BankBoston in various positions, both domestically and internationally.
San Francisco-based Western corporate banking team is led by industry veteran
Jim Deichen, who joined STRH after 34 years with Bank of America, where he most recently served as the west coast head of technology corporate banking.
The Midwest corporate banking team in
Chicago is led by industry veteran
Ted Heldring, who joined STRH after 12 years at J.P. Morgan, where he most recently served as the head of the
Chicago office for debt capital markets. Prior to that, Heldring was a Managing Director for Wachovia and was also with Chemical Securities.
All three offices will add bankers to their teams in the near future.