Sullivan, Leary Join Citizens’ High Yield Sales and Trading Team

Two veteran bankers, Rich Sullivan and Josh Leary, joined Citizens Commercial Banking to add expertise and help build out the bank’s high yield sales and trading business.

Sullivan joined as managing director of the High Yield Sales and Trading team. Sullivan has 35 years of financial services experience, including nearly two decades as a securities trader at JP Morgan. Most recently, he was head of Corporate Fixed Income Strategy at Mizuho Securities. He will work out of Stamford, CT.

Leary joined as director on the same team. Leary has experience as an underwriter and investment grade bond trader. Most recently, he helped launch high yield bond trading at U.S. Bank. He will be based in Charlotte, NC.

“Rich and Josh are veteran bankers who bring decades of experience to Citizens and allow us to continue to expand our capital markets capabilities so we can help our clients be ready for what’s next,” said Ted Swimmer, head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Citizens.

Headquartered in Providence, RI, Citizens Financial Group is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $162.7 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019. Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions.

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