John Adams serves as Executive Director for the Affiliation Program. John also serves as Principal and Head of Investment Banking for Sheshunoff & Co Investment Banking. John has been involved in over 100 successful merger transactions representing both buyers and sellers, focused on merger and acquisition advisory services, capital issuance, and debt placement. His background includes buy-side and sell-side engagements, merger negotiation and structuring, financial analysis, and industry research. Prior to joining Sheshunoff eighteen years ago, John spent four years with a Wall Street investment bank working in their Financial Institutions Group in New York. John has over twenty-two years of experience in financial services, valuing financial institutions and advising clients in the merger & acquisition process, involving both public and private institutions, as well as equity and debt underwriting.
John regularly presents industry and M&A updates at Sheshunoff conferences and has taught at the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. John obtained his Master’s degree in mathematics and also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. John is a Principal and Registered Representative with FINRA and holds the Series 24, 7, 62, and 63 licenses.