Eloner Habtezghi has joined Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. as managing director in its corporate finance and capital markets division, the firm announced on Tuesday.

Habtezghi, who brings over 20 years of energy industry and investment banking experience to the firm, will focus on energy, power and natural resources, continuing the expansion of one of the company’s strong growth areas.

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“I am very excited to join such a dynamic and accomplished firm," said Eloner Habtezghi.

Most recently, Habtezghi was managing director at 2020 Global Ventures, where she was a strategic corporate finance and M&A advisor for companies and governments in the U.S., Latin America, and Sub‐Sahara Africa regions.

“It is rare to find someone of Eloner’s talent, experience and detailed knowledge of her field,” said SCSCO’s Chairwoman and CEO Suzanne Shank. “She is an extremely valuable addition to our capital markets team and helps us continue to strongly compete in the energy sector.”

Habtezghi has served in key roles advising public and private companies while at BNP Paribas, KPMG Corporate Finance, Banc of America Securities and JPMorgan.

Prior to her investment banking career, she worked as a reservoir and operations engineer for Phillips Petroleum Co., where she focused on the U.S. Lower 48 conventional and unconventional resource basins.

She will report to John Rhea, president of the corporate finance and capital markets division.

“I am very excited to join such a dynamic and accomplished firm," said Habtezghi. "I have taken on difficult and rewarding challenges my whole career and I look forward to working with John’s team to take the firm to even greater heights.”

Habtezghi holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. She holds FINRA Series 7, 79 and Series 63 licenses.

SCSCO, the nation’s top minority- and woman-owned investment bank, is dual headquartered in New York and Oakland with 17 offices nationwide. It has transacted more than $1.4 trillion of municipal bonds and $1.1 trillion of corporate bond and equity transactions since its founding in 1996.

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