Breakfast Forum: The Current State of the Capital Markets 2011

The Houstonian Hotel
Houston, Texas

September 18, 2011

7:00 - 8:45 AM (CT)

As part of its ongoing Breakfast Forum series, BoyarMiller gathered industry experts for a panel discussion on the Current State of the Capital Markets. Speakers included Drew Kanaly, Kanaly Trust; David Sargent, Duff & Phelps Securities; Tom Fish, Jones Lang LaSalle; and Jim D’Agostino, Encore Bank.

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Andrew D. Kanaly
Equity and the Public Markets

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David W. Sargent
Private Equity and Mergers/Acquisitions

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Thomas O. Fish
Real Estate Finance

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James S. D'Agnostino, Jr.
Commercial Banking

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Andrew D. Kanaly, Chairman & CEO
Kanaly Trust

Drew joined Kanaly Trust in 1983 and has more than 26 years of experience in trust and investments. Since earning his BBA in Finance from the University of Houston, he has attended the American Bankers Association's National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University; the Texas Bankers Association Regional Trust School at Southern Methodist University; and earned a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. As an account officer, Drew manages the on-going investment strategies and personal financial programs of 110 family relationships. He specializes in investment management, charitable trusts, and family limited partnerships.


David W. Sargent, Managing Director
Duff & Phelps Securities

David, the former CEO, president, director and a founder of Growth Capital Partners, recently joined Duff & Phelps to lead the firm's investment banking activity in the Southwest. Prior to Growth Capital, David was employed by Prudential-Bache Securities for seven years where he assisted with the start-up of its Dallas Corporate Finance office to provide corporate finance services to clients based in the Southwest. In 1989, David was promoted to Vice President with responsibilities for developing new business in the region. While at Prudential-Bache Securities, his main focus was assisting small and middle-market companies to raise equity and debt capital for corporate growth. David was also involved with valuation and restructuring work. He received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Investments from Babson College.

Thomas O. Fish, Executive Managing Director, Co-Head Capital Markets Real Estate Investment Banking
Jones Lang LaSalle

Tom co-leads the Real Estate Investment Banking (REIB) practice which is part of the Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets Group. As Executive Managing Director, Tom focuses on national lender relationships, high profile loan originations and debt restructurings for owner and lender clients.
Tom has specifically advised clients on more than $8 billion of debt/equity origination and/or product disposition over the past 10 years. The REIB practice incorporates debt/equity origination, investment sales, loan/note sales, advisory services, loan workouts & modification and asset resolution services. Tom's practice is focused on the sourcing of capital for acquirers and owners of real estate and keeping existing owner and lender clients apprised of the ever-changing capital markets.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets, Tom was with CBRE/ L.J. Melody & Company for 14 years where he served as Vice Chairman. He holds a BBA Dual Majors in Finance & Marketing from the University of Texas

James S. D'Agostino, Jr., Chairman of the Board & CEO
Encore Bank

Jim founded Encore Bancshares in March 2000 and has been Chairman of the Board since November 1999. He is also serves as Chief Executive Officer. Jim has served as a director of Basic Energy Services, Inc. since 2004 and currently serves on its compensation and audit committees. From 1986 until 1999, he worked for American General Corporation in Houston, where he held the offices of Vice Chairman and Group Executive-Consumer Finance of American General Financial Group from 1998 until 1999, and President, Member of Office of Chairman and Director from 1997 until 1998. Prior to that, Jim was the Chairman, President and CEO of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company in Nashville, Tennessee from 1993 until 1997. From 1976 until 1986, Jim worked for Citigroup, where he established the first private banking office for Citibank outside of New York. Prior to that, he worked for Chase Manhattan Bank from 1974 until 1976 and Fidelity Union Trust Company from 1968 until 1974. Jim holds a BS in Economics from Villanova University and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.