A veteran of the local investment banking scene has been tapped to lead a Chicago financial firm's first push into Richmond. Gary Penrose recently left downtown-based Davenport & Co. to join Performance Trust Capital Partners, a firm that's recently been trying to expand its investment banking practice around the country. "They help community banks improve their profitability," Penrose said. "All of my clients, even the best-performing banks that I work with, could use that. The business has changed, and I need to bring something different to the table to help my clients today. It's a new world."