Steven M. Ellis is a managing director of Commerce Street Capital, LLC with the Corporate Investment Banking and Financial Institutions group. Mr. Ellis is a financial executive with over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry as an investor, executive, advisor and director of financial institutions and other businesses. His responsibilities at Commerce Street include the structuring and negotiating of merger and acquisition transactions, the private placement of subordinated debt and equity securities, and the identification and implementation of strategic alternative investments for businesses.
Prior to joining CSC, he was the Chief Financial Officer of a privately held healthcare company. Previously, he served as Texas Market President for a publicly traded bank, specializing in the development of commercial and industrial (C&I) banking relationships in Texas. Mr. Ellis also spent seven years as an investment banker for a national investment bank executing mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory roles for financial institutions in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. Ellis was also an Executive Vice President and founding partner for a privately held investment company that specialized in public and private investments in financial institutions. He started his career with an international public accounting firm as a CPA performing audits and consulting projects for a variety of industries including both public and private banks.
Mr. Ellis graduated with a BBA in accounting from Abilene Christian University. He is active in a variety of charities including the American Heart Association and Light Up to Live for military veterans. He holds the FINRA series 7 and 66 licenses.