Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Zanelli as Managing Director with a focus on financial institutions, insurance and healthcare.

Mr. Zanelli has over 30 years of experience transacting mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raising and private equity investing.  With a specialty in financial institutions, insurance and healthcare, Mr. Zanelli has completed hundreds of deals and offerings, served on several company boards and has advised organizations on strategic direction.  Mr. Zanelli represented one of the buyers in the Executive Life rehabilitation transaction and led a team that raised more public equity for Bermuda domiciled insurance companies during the 2001-2004 timeframe than any other investment bank.

“It’s a pleasure and an honor to have Bart on our team. His proven track record is the result of his steadfast commitment to his clients and his ability to identify and optimize the right opportunities in any market condition,” said Skyway CEO Russ Hunt.

Zanelli has served on the Boards of Direct General Corporation, Benefit Technologies and ABRA Auto Body Collision Centers.  In addition, he worked to raise over $100 million for a sponsored financial services private equity investment fund from JP Morgan Chase, Dresdner Bank, ING, and Gerling Global.  He also was named Managing Director of Firemark Group to lead the effort to restructure their private equity sub-funds invested on behalf of American International Group (“AIG”).

Mr. Zanelli holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Hobart College.