Mark Graf, former chief financial officer of Fifth-Third Bank, has joined Aquiline Capital Partners as an investment professional. He most recently was a partner with Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital Partners, with a focus on the financial services sector.
Aquiline Capital Partners LLC (“Aquiline”), a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services, today announced that R. Mark Graf has joined the firm as an investment professional. Mr. Graf has over 20 years of banking experience in commercial lending, leveraged finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and development.
“We are pleased to have Mark join Aquiline as we continue to build our team,” said Jeff Greenberg, chief executive of Aquiline. “Mark brings operating and investment expertise in the areas of banking, specialty finance and transaction processing.”
“Joining Aquiline is an attractive opportunity because of the firm’s exclusive concentration in financial services and its appreciation for operating experience,” said Mr. Graf. “I look forward to being part of the team, evaluating investments and working with portfolio companies in banking, finance and transaction processing.”
Mr. Graf joins Aquiline from Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital Partners where he was a partner specializing in the financial services sector. Previously, Mr. Graf was the chief financial officer of Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank where he was a member of the executive committee and responsible for mergers and acquisitions activity, strategic planning, balance sheet management/funding and financial reporting. Earlier in his career, Mr. Graf held various executive positions at Amsouth Bancorporation (now Regions Financial), M&T Bank and Morgan Guaranty.
Mr. Graf is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. About Aquiline Capital Partners Aquiline is a private equity firm based in New York investing globally in financial services sectors such as property and casualty insurance, specialty finance, securities, asset management, life insurance and transaction processing. Aquiline seeks to add value to its portfolio companies through strategic, operational and financial guidance.