Ranieri Partners, a financial services company, has named Richard Bartolo and Jack Thompson as managing directors. Bartolo was formerly a managing director in the Financial Services Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he focused on advising community and regional banks. Thompson was most recently a director for The Mundane Funds USA, where he was responsible for a master fund and a global value fund.
Ranieri Partners, a financial services company focused on financial institutions, residential and commercial real estate, announced today Richard Bartolo and Jack Thompson have joined the firm as a Managing Directors. Both will be working in a team led by Thomas O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of Ranieri Financial Services. Mr. O’Neill, the former Founding Partner at Sandler O’Neill, joined Ranieri Partners in late 2010 as the head of its financial institutions group.
“We are thrilled to have Rich and Jack join the firm,” said Mr. O’Neill. “Rich brings a strong analytical background, excellent client relationships, and broad capital markets transaction experience. Jack has a long history of working on numerous bank transactions from his days at Sandler O’Neill, along with his more recent experience in the hedge fund and private equity markets. I look forward to working with him again.”
Mr. Bartolo, 45, was formerly a Managing Director in the Financial Services Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he focused on advising community and regional banks. Prior to SunTrust, he spent several years in lending and corporate finance roles at ScotiaCapital.
“I am honored to be a part of a dynamic team led by such luminary figures as Tom O’Neill and Lew Ranieri,” said Mr. Bartolo.
Mr. Thompson, 52, was most recently a Director for The Mundane Funds USA, where he was responsible for a master fund and a global value fund. A former Principal at Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., Mr. Thompson was also a Director at Weston Capital Management, and the Founder and President of The Links Group LLC.
“The opportunity to work again with Tom O’Neill and also work alongside Lew Ranieri, two legends in the business, was too great to pass up,” said Mr. Thompson.
About Ranieri Partners LLC
Ranieri Partners, founded in 2007 by Lewis Ranieri, focuses on financial services opportunities primarily in the residential and commercial real estate sectors.