Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> September 25, 2001

Outlook For Sunbelt Community Banks: Christopher Marinac / Jefferson Harralson – Suntrust Robinson-humphrey Capital Mark

JEFFERSON L. HARRALSON, CFA, is a Vice President and member of the SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Capital Markets research team covering southeastern regional banks. Mr. Harralson has been expanding SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's research coverage of community banks, which now includes 22 institutions across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest. Mr. Harralson joined Robinson Humphrey in December 1997 after six years of experience in the bank consulting industry, most recently with Alex Sheshunoff Management Services (ASM). At ASM, Mr. Harralson served as a Financial Analyst, providing various analytics and opportunity assessments to community banks across the country. Before ASM, Mr. Harralson was a Financial Analyst at another bank consulting firm, US Banking Alliance, where he consulted community banks on an array of financial matters and developed analytical software. Mr. Harralson holds a BS degree from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from Georgia State University. Profile
Marinac, Chris
Chris Marinac is Co-Founder of FIG Partners. Mr. Marinac co-founded FIG Partners in 2003 and has more than 24 years of financial services and research analysis experience. He leads the firm’s award-winning equity research team that covers more than 150 banks, thrifts and REITs. Mr. Marinac is a nationally respected financial analyst who is frequently quoted in the media. He also authors Insights, one of the industry’s leading financial blogs. Before joining FIG, Mr. Marinac worked for six years as Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and spent five years as Research Analyst at Wachovia Corporation — formerly Interstate/Johnson Lane Inc. Mr. Marinac received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Kent State University. Mr. Marinac is a member of the board and Past President of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Atlanta. Profile
TWST: What is the Sunbelt banks universe and coverage at SunTrust?

Mr. Marinac: We cover slightly over 40 companies and our colleague,

Jennifer Demba, works with us on some smaller names as