LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, today announced the hiring of Frank S. Sorrentino IV, CFA as Managing Director within Investment Banking. Mr. Sorrentino will focus on community and regional banks in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. He will be based in New York.
“The addition of Frank reflects our continued commitment to provide focused coverage and high-quality advisory services to community and regional banking markets across the U.S.,” said Brad Eichler, Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Banking at Stephens, “Frank has spent the majority of his career working with banks in the upper East Coast states. His wealth of industry and regional experience will play a significant role in serving our clients.”
Mr. Sorrentino joins Stephens from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel Company, where he was responsible for origination and execution of depository M&A and capital offerings, with a particular focus on Mid-Atlantic and Northeast based depository businesses. During his four year tenure, he advised on transactions in excess of several billion dollars. Mr. Sorrentino began his career in 2008 at FinPro, a boutique investment bank and consultant focused on community banks. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Since 2015, the US Depository Group of Stephens has advised bank clients on more than 117 M&A and capital markets transactions totaling more than $17.4 billion in aggregate deal value.
About Stephens Inc. Stephens Inc. is a full service, independent financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.stephens.com. Member NYSE, SIPC.