Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

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KeyCorp has hired Mark Sofyanos as the national sales manager of KeyBank Mortgage, a division of the Cleveland company's community banking operations.

He will report to Myron Filarski, the division's president.

Mr. Sofyanos was a senior vice president and a regional manager for Countrywide Home Loans. He has also worked for ABN Amro Mortgage, PNC Mortgage Corp. of America, and National City Bank.

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Jefferies & Co. Inc. of New York has hired Kenneth A. Wasik to be a managing director and the head of its dedicated consumer products investment banking team.

Before joining the Jefferies Group Inc. unit, Mr. Wasik was the head of consumer products investments banking at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Inc., a financial advisory firm. Before that he had been a senior banker at UBS AG and, still earlier, at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.

Jefferies & Co. also has hired Charles E. Mather to be a managing director in the company's equity capital markets group. He will lead the origination and execution of private placements of equity.

Mr. Mather was a managing director and the head of the private-equity group at Cowen & Co. LLC, where he worked for 10 years.

Before that he had been the head of Smith Barney's private-equity placement group and had worked in subsidiaries of Prudential Investment Corp.

Bank of America Corp. in Charlotte promoted Thomas G. White to head of global markets.

He is based in New York and succeeded Mark Werner. …

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