Roger has assisted community and regional banks, specialty finance companies, and their strategic vendors in a wide variety of financing and corporate development transactions over the past 40 years. As the founder of Roger G. Powell LLC, he led consulting and investment banking projects for the company. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director with Janney, Deutsche Bank Securities, and Alex. Brown & Sons. He received a BA in Economics from Davidson College and the Advanced Management Certificate from the North Carolina School of Banking at Chapel Hill. He is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a supervisor (Series 9/10 and Series 24).