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CHICAGO – September 12, 2017– Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC has hired Matthew Shields to join the Investment Banking team as Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets.

The addition of Mr. Shields reflects Performance Trust’s continued expansion into Equity Capital Markets. According to Richard S. Berg, CEO and Co-Founder of Performance Trust, “We are continuously striving to grow and provide more value for our clients now and in the future. Having Matt join our team is a win and will strengthen our offerings for clients.” The addition of Mr. Shields and the growth of the Equity Capital Markets group will allow Performance Trust to provide services for initial public offerings, private placements, corporate repurchases, and more.

Matthew Shields joins Performance Trust at a pivotal time: “Performance Trust is widely respected in the financial services industry. Driven by values and methodology, the people at PT are always looking to do the right thing for their clients and put their clients’ needs first,” Mr. Shields said. “It’s a high-integrity company which aims to build trusting relationships with clients. That approach is a great fit for me and a perfect opportunity to better serve my clients.”

In his new role, Mr. Shields will help Performance Trust expand upon current efforts to improve long-term performance and to deliver increased shareholder value for financial institutions. The firm’s Investment Banking team is composed of investment banking professionals with over 150 collective years of financial services experience. They have completed over 170 bank deals representing over $40 billion in assets; 12 investment advisory deals with over $10 billion in AUM; and 11 insurance agency deals with over $60 million in revenue.

Mr. Shields joins Performance Trust after most recently serving as Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets and Head of Trading at Hovde Group. Throughout his career, Mr. Shields has led the efforts to build exceptional sales and trading desks and has assisted in the placement of over one billion dollars in capital for community banks nationwide through various investment strategies.

Additionally, Mr. Shields has forged deep relationships with institutional investors and banks while leading them to fulfill their goals in the Equity Capital Markets sector.

Mr. Shields holds an MBA from The University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and legal studies from Ithaca College. He is based in Atlanta, GA.

To learn more about Matthew Shields’s experience and the Investment Banking group at Performance Trust Capital Partners, visit our website.

About Performance Trust Capital Partners

Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC is committed to helping financial institutions improve their long-term performance and deliver shareholder value. We teach them our Shape Management® methodology—the disciplined application of Total Return and Scenario Analysis—in order to help them better quantify and execute risk/reward decisions. By understanding the true nature of the risk/reward scenarios they are faced with, institutions will be able to make better decisions and generate wealth potential over time. For more information, go to www.performancetrust.com.

Alex Chipparoni
Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC