Regions Bank Promotes Loughead to Financial Services Group Leader



Regions Bank promoted Leo Loughead to lead the bank’s financial services group, which is part of its specialized industries division within corporate banking.

Based in Atlanta, Loughead joined Regions Bank in 2018 as a managing director for the financial services group. Over the last three years, he has helped develop the team’s strategy for structuring and executing credit services, capital markets solutions and strategic transactions for companies and private equity sponsors in the financial services industry.

“Leo has been instrumental in the growth of our financial services group, and we know his insights and his passion for an exceptional client experience will continue to fuel our growth as we reach more clients with high-value financial solutions,” Ward Cheatham, head of specialized industries at Regions Bank, said. “Leo’s leadership skills, combined with his depth and breadth of experience providing advisory and capital raising solutions for specialty finance clients, position our team for additional success in serving this sector.”

Prior to joining Regions Bank, Loughead spent eight years with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, including four years as head of its asset securitization group. In that role, he oversaw warehouse lending and bond distribution across several client sectors, including consumer finance, commercial finance and equipment finance. Loughead began his finance career with First Chicago, which was later acquired by JPMorgan Chase. He also has previous experience in senior structured and asset-backed finance and securitization roles at JPMorgan Chase and Bank One.

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