BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regions Bank has hired Ryan Fischer to join its Restaurant Banking Group as Managing Director. Fischer will focus on providing traditional bank financing solutions and financial advisory services to middle-market restaurant companies.
With more than two decades of experience servicing this sector in various roles, Fischer joins Regions from SunTrust Banks, where he served as the Multi-Unit Retail Industry Specialist. Prior to that, Fischer worked at companies such as Morgan Keegan, Wachovia and Jefferies. His capital markets experience includes debt and equity financing, as well as M&A with some of the industry’s leading operators. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree, and the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration and Economics.
“The addition of Ryan to our team adds a new layer of service available to our clients, as he is our first associate with financial advisory expertise specifically for restaurant companies, which complements our core lending practices,” said Robert Daniel, head of Regions Restaurant Banking. “While unique, our mission is to make banking easier, so going beyond pure-play lending helps deliver on that to our clients within this sector.”
The Regions Restaurant Banking Group was formed in 2009 and is headquartered in Atlanta. The group has a national focus on established franchisees, franchisors and operating companies of top brands across the country. Regions provides capital for growth needs, including acquisition financing, new unit development and remodel expenditures, with a full complement of treasury management and interest rate risk management services. The group has dedicated industry specialists who average 15+ years of experience in the sector, offering specific domain expertise and deep relationships with industry CEOs, CFOs and private equity investors.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), 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, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.