NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deutsche Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake Hallinan as Head of Global Retail Investment Banking Coverage. Hallinan will join Deutsche Bank later this summer after over 15 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director in the firm’s Consumer and Retail investment banking group.
Hallinan has an impressive record of accomplishment in the retail sector, having recently led deals for Susser Holdings, Zale, Party City and Men's Wearhouse. He will be based in New York and will report to Jeff Rose who has been named Global Co-Head of Consumer, Retail and Services Investment Banking Coverage, and to Scott Bell, also co-head of the team and Co-Head of UK Corporate Finance. Rose joined Deutsche Bank last year to lead Consumer Banking in the Americas and has meaningfully enhanced the Bank’s strategic positioning in the region.
Deutsche Bank further announces that Keith Wargo has been appointed Vice Chairman for global Consumer, Retail and Services IBC. Wargo, who had been global Co-Head of Consumer, Retail and Services, will focus on deepening strategic corporate relationships in the sector. He will also assume primary coverage of select consumer-dedicated financial sponsor accounts. Wargo and Rose will report to Paul Stefanick, Head of Global Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory and Co-Head of Corporate Finance Americas.
“These appointments reaffirm the Bank’s commitment to invest in areas of opportunity and provide exciting momentum to our growing franchise,” said Stefanick. “As we continue to gain market share across the globe, we’ll look to Keith, Jeff and Blake to deepen relationships by delivering strategic advice and superior execution to clients in this evolving sector.”