Shank is President, CEO and a co-founder of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, a full-service investment banking firm offering debt and equity origination services to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and debt underwriting for municipal clients nationally. A 35-year veteran of the financial services industry, Ms. Shank has positioned the firm to hold the distinction of being the top ranked minority- and women-owned investment banking firm in the country.
Ms. Shank has won numerous awards and honors throughout her career and has been recognized for her leadership in the financial services industry by Crain’s New York, U.S Banker Magazine, Black Enterprise, Investopedia, Savoy Magazine and The Bond Buyer, among others. Ms. Shank was selected by the Wharton School of Business from among 100,000 graduates as one of its “125 Influential People and Ideas” and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni at Georgia Tech.
Ms. Shank is active in various industry and civic organizations and serves on several boards. She serves on the boards of Rocket Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RKT), White Mountains (NYSE: WTM), and CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS). She also serves on the boards of the Partnership for New York City, the Kresge Foundation, Wharton Graduate Executive Advisory Board, Global Citizen, and the Spelman College Board of Trustees. Ms. Shank formerly served on the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and the Bipartisan Policy Center Executive Council on Infrastructure.
Ms. Shank is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, and the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.