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Executive Director

Jodie Ayres

Jodie is an Executive Director with Fifth Third’s Financial Sponsors Group, a part of Fifth Third Securities, Inc. (“FTS”) where she works closely with the Investment Banking, Specialized Industries and Commercial Banking product teams to provide creative solutions for financial sponsor clients. She was most recently an SVP of Commercial Banking serving as a Relationship Manager where she provided middle market companies a consultative approach to maximize cash flow and grow their businesses through senior debt financing, capital markets strategies and treasury management solutions. Previously, she served as a Director for Aaron Industries where she supported the CFO, COO and sales and operations teams. She was brought in to assist with the sale of the company to a private equity firm and then three years later to a strategic buyer. Prior, she was the Senior Financial Analyst and a member of the finance team that created the Investor Relations department at WestPoint Stevens before moving into the role of Director, reporting to the CEO. Prior to that, she served as an Associate in the Consumer Products / Home Furnishings area within the Equity Research division of SunTrust Equitable Securities. Earlier, she was an Analyst in the Textiles, Apparel and Floor Covering specialty lending group within Corporate and Investment Banking at SunTrust Bank. Jodie began her career with SunTrust Bank in 1997 where she completed an intensive training program in financial analysis, deal structuring, product knowledge and credit risk assessment. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

About Fifth Third Investment Banking

Navigating the complexities of today’s market requires a specialized and experienced advisor. Fifth Third Investment Banking partners with owner-operators, strategics and financial sponsors to provide mergers & acquisitions (M&A), capital raising and strategic advisory services, both sell-side and buy-side. Our professionals have a long track record of tailoring solutions to unlock value and help our clients reach their critical business milestones. We collaborate across industries and geographies to provide every client with thoughtful advice and diligent transaction execution, supported by a full-service capital markets platform and a leading commercial bank. We have a national presence from coast to coast with over 125 investment bankers, six industry groups and eight offices.
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