LAFAYETTE, La., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC), the holding company of the 130-year-old IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), announced today a change in leadership. Effective today, John R. Davis, Director of Financial Strategy, Investor Relations, and Mergers and Acquisitions for IBERIABANK, has resigned from the Company with his last date of employment scheduled for August 31, 2017. Jefferson G. Parker, who will continue to be responsible for the capital markets business, will take on Investor Relations, and Fernando Perez-Hickman will serve as Director of Corporate Strategy and be responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions.
Daryl G. Byrd, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBERIABANK Corporation, commented, "For 18 years, John has made immeasurable contributions to the success of our Company. He has been instrumental in transforming our Company from a small Louisiana-based community bank holding company to the nearly $30 billion regional, multi-faceted financial holding company it is today. We thank him for his dedication and extraordinary hard work and wish him all the best."
John R. Davis said, "I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Daryl, my teammates, and the investment community in building a dynamic company through unprecedented economic and regulatory changes. The IBERIABANK brand of quality is truly defined by its people. I am confident that Jeff and Fernando will do a great job and expect this to be a very smooth transition."
Byrd continued, "Jeff's background, his 16 years of service both as an outside Director of our Company and as head of our capital markets and brokerage businesses, position him well to handle investor relations. Through the recent acquisition of Sabadell United Bank, Fernando joined our Company and will serve as Director of Corporate Strategy and lead our mergers and acquisitions efforts. I am confident that Jeff and Fernando will continue to leverage the strong relationships John has developed to continue to grow our Company successfully."
ABOUT FERNANDO PEREZ-HICKMAN
Fernando Pérez-Hickman was born in Valladolid, Spain. His professional career began in 1991 at McKinsey & Company, a strategic consulting firm, where he remained for six years. In 1998, he joined Banco Central Hispano (BCH) as Director of International Private Banking and Chief Executive Officer of BCH USA, located in New York. In 1999, after the merger between Banco Santander and BCH, he joined Banco Santander International in Miami, Florida, as Managing Director. In 2002, he became Managing Director of International Banks for the Santander Private Banking division in Miami.
In 2007, Fernando joined Banco Sabadell as Managing Director of Sabadell America and Chairman of the Board for Sabadell United Bank. Since 2007, Sabadell America's business has grown from $1 billion to $17 billion in business volume through eight acquisitions and organic growth.
He graduated with honors from the University of Alicante with a degree in Business, ranking second nation-wide in academic achievement. Fernando later completed his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, where he graduated with a Master of Science in Management.
As a dedicated philanthropist for charitable organizations in South Florida, Fernando is a supporter of Miami Children's Health System, the holding company for Nicklaus Children's Hospital, which is the only free-standing pediatric hospital in South Florida, where he serves as a member of its Board of Directors. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Miami Children's Health Foundation. Fernando has been the Chairman of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce between 2012 and 2014 and a member of the Board of Directors for the Spain-Florida 500 Years Foundation.
ABOUT JEFFERSON G. PARKER
Jeff Parker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been affiliated with IBERIABANK since 2001 when he joined the Board of Directors. As Vice Chairman and Director of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, he will be responsible for Investor Relations, corporate business development, and continue to be responsible for IBERIA Financial Services, IBERIA Capital Partners, and IBERIA Civic Impact Partners.
Prior to joining IBERIABANK, Jeff was President of Howard Weil, Inc., a New Orleans-based equity research, investment banking, and trading firm, where he served in a number of roles for 33 years.
He served on the FINRA District No. 5 Business Conduct Committee, serving as Chairman from 2007 – 2009. He is a licensed General Securities Representative (Series 7), General Securities Sales Supervisor (Series 8), General Securities Principal (Series 24), Registered Options Security Futures Principal (Series 4), Financial and Operations Principal (Series 27), Equity Trader Limited Representative (Series 55), Investment Banking Principal (Series 79), and Securities Agent (Series 63). He has been a member of the Securities Trade Association, Dallas Securities Dealers Association, and Louisiana Traders Association.
Jeff attended the University of Virginia and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.S. in Finance.
His civic involvement includes a seat on the Board of Directors of Ochsner Health System, where he chairs the Audit and Oversight Committee. Jeff currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Tulane Energy Institute and on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. He formerly served on the New Orleans Business Council, was President of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans, on the Board of Trustees for the Blue Ridge School in Virginia, and was an Exchange Official of the American Stock Exchange.
IBERIABANK Corporation is a financial holding company with 335 combined offices, including 228 bank branch offices and one loan production office in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, 24 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, and mortgage representatives in 68 locations in 10 states. The Company has 13 locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one IBERIA Capital Partners, L.L.C. office in New Orleans.
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