2019 Archives

Skyway Capital Markets Promotes Jake Zwiebel to Vice President

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC announces the promotion of Jake Zwiebel to Vice President effective November 24, 2019. In his new role, Mr. Zwiebel will continue to lead transaction processes as well as contribute to Skyway’s business development efforts across all industry sectors. “We’re pleased for Jake to assume his new...

Veteran Michelin North America executive joins Skyway Capital Markets

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC is pleased to announce Mr. Henry Schmitt has joined the firm as Managing Director. Mr. Schmitt focuses on the commercial tire market, light manufacturing, and other middle market industrial businesses, assisting companies with M&A activities, financing growth, and market consolidation on the buy or the sell...

Bill Shea Joins Skyway Capital Markets as Director of Business Development

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC is pleased to announce William (Bill) Shea has joined as Director of Business Development. Mr. Shea’s aim is to increase and support Skyway’s distribution throughout the Independent Broker-Dealer and RIA channel.  As the Director of Business Development Bill’s role includes introducing Skyway’s offerings to new firms...

CEO-Russ Hunt

CEO Russ Hunt Nationally Recognized as a Influencer in Finance

Russ Hunt, CEO of Skyway Capital Markets along with Alan Randolph, Bank OZK regional director, both Tampa-based, have been selected to a national list of notable financial executives. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Finance program spotlights 100 executives who are having an impact on business being done in communities across the...

Investment Banker, Senior Financial Advisor

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Meet Skyway Capital Markets – Fast 50

Interview with Chairman Marty Traber: Excerpt: How would you describe what your company does to a friend or family member who may not know?  We assist middle market and lower middle market business owners in raising both debt and equity capital and ultimately in selling their business.

American Banker: South Florida hot market for M & A

American Banker Excerpt: Bank consolidation in Miami is picking up, with more deals expected in the coming months. More banks will likely want to bulk up around Miami, said Dennis Holthaus, a managing director for Skyway Capital Markets in Tampa, Fla.  The only issue is the limited number of community...

Joe Millo Joins Skyway Capital Markets as National Sales Director

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC, a Tampa, FL-based boutique investment banking, managing broker dealer and wholesale securities distribution firm, is pleased to announce Joe Millo has joined as National Sales Director. In his new role, Millo will be responsible for all sales efforts for Skyway’s managing broker dealer and distribution platform. This...

American Banker: Florida remains a popular market for credit unions buying banks

American Banker Excerpt: Florida remains a popular market for credit unions keen on buying community banks. The $2.2. billion-asset Fairwinds Credit Union in Orlando has agreed to buy the $95 million-asset Friends Bank in New Smyrna Beach. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. Fairwinds was advised...

Mitch Morrison Joins Skyway’s Distribution Team

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Mitchell Morrison has joined as Senior Vice President of Distribution. Mr. Morrison brings 36 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Skyway Capital Markets, he served in senior positions with national firms such as WestPark Capital Securities, Financial West Group,...

Investment Banker, Senior Financial Advisor

Business Observer: How to woo big-time investors

Excerpt: What does it take to lure investors? Mike Faraone, an owner and senior managing director at Skyway Capital Markets, a Tampa-based investment firm, offers some insider tips. First of all, Faraone says, transparency is everything. “You want to make sure you’re not keeping any secrets, because eventually they get found out....

Credit Union Journal: 2019 shaping up to be a banner year for CU-bank M&A

Credit Union Journal Excerpt: The number of deals involving credit unions buying whole banks has been on the rise, and 2019 could see double last year’s total. Nine whole-bank acquisitions were disclosed in 2018, and another two deals have already been announced this year, with another one potentially on the...

Investment Banking Team Grows at Skyway Capital Markets

We welcome Jake Zwiebel as an Investment Banking Analyst. Zwiebel comes to Skyway Capital Markets from Bloomberg in New York City where he was a Portfolio Analyst and Account Manager tasked with consulting New York hedge fund clients to help them achieve investment, risk and research objectives. As an Investment...

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