Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> July 7, 2003

Investing In Southeast & Midwest Banks: Arielle Whitman – Sandler O’neill & Partners Lp

ARIELLE WHITMAN is Associate Director of Sandler O'Neill & Partners. She brings with her over 11 years' experience in financial services. Ms. Whitman joined the firm from Raymond James & Associates, where she was an Equity Research Analyst focused on community and regional banks primarily in the Southeast and the Midwest. In addition, she covers the monoline credit card sector. Prior to that Ms. Whitman worked for BankUnited FSB headquartered in Miami, Florida. She was involved in mergers and acquisitions, investments, investment offerings, investor relations and operations. Ms. Whitman was a Vice President of Mortgage Operations and an integral part of the overall management team. Her career began at American Bankers Insurance Group in 1992, where she served as a management intern and ultimately joined the management team. Ms. Whitman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering/Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Miami specializing in Finance and International Business. Profile
TWST: Let's start out with an overview of your coverage at Sandler

O'Neill & Partners.

Ms. Whitman: I cover banks in the Southeast and the Midwest. The

Southeast includes the mid-Atlantic.