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Managing Director, Advisory - Non-Franchised Restaurants/Multi-Unit Retail

Commercial Banking

Charlotte, North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Atlanta, Georgia


Citizens M&A Advisory, a division of Citizens Bank, is seeking a Managing Director, Head of Non-Franchised Restaurants and Multi-Unit Retail with sector expertise and transaction experience in the sector.

Citizens Bank has built one of the nation’s fastest growing franchises in M&A in the past few years.   As part of our strategic plan we are building out our M&A practice in sectors where the bank has particular strength with the goal of building nationally leading M&A verticals.

The Managing Director is responsible for leading all phases of M&A transaction execution, as well as collaborating with industry-aligned Corporate Finance and Financial Sponsor Coverage “partners” to support existing clients and drive new business origination and prospecting efforts.

The Managing Director plays an integral role in Citizens’ efforts to build a leading advisory position within Consumer & Retails and other responsibilities include strategic planning, hiring, developing and retaining junior bankers while fostering a culture of teamwork and excellence. This individual will also help to build the visibility and thought leadership of the vertical practice both internally and externally. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Handling all aspects of client interaction, including directing and coordinating execution of transactions and has primary responsibility for developing, maintaining and generating strategic advisory revenue.
  • Working with relationship bankers, corporate finance industry sector bankers, PE coverage bankers and product specialists on transactions and business development.
  • Working with clients/prospects on idea generation and transaction development complementary with corporate growth strategies.
  • Prospecting and marketing to build an “inventory” of relationships with owner/operators and PE-backed companies
  • Actively participating in the development of junior bankers (hiring/onboarding, training and mentoring)

Qualifications, Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials

  • 12+ years experience leading middle-market M&A transactions
  • 12+ years experience leading PE-backed transactions with an active knowledge of the relevant sponsor universe
  • Deep knowledge and C-suite relationships within the Non-Franchised Restaurants and Multi-Unit Retail sector
  • Ability to lead and manage internal teams and external clients
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Advanced degree preferred, but not required.
  • Series 79 & 63 licenses required

Hours & Work Schedule

  • Hours per Week: 40 +
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 

Pay Transparency 

The salary range for this position is $300,000 to $400,000 per year, plus an opportunity to earn an annual discretionary bonus. Actual pay is based on various factors including but not limited to the work location, and relevant skills and experience.  ​

We offer competitive pay, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, maternity/paternity leave, flexible work arrangements, education reimbursement, wellness programs and more. Note, Citizens’ paid time off policy exceeds the mandatory, paid sick or paid time-away policy of very local and state jurisdiction in the United States. For an overview of our benefits, visit

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Equal Employment Opportunity

At Citizens we value diversity, equity and inclusion, and treat everyone with respect and professionalism. Employment decisions are based solely on experience, performance, and ability. Citizens, its parent, subsidiaries, and related companies (Citizens) provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, citizenship, physical or mental disability, perceived disability or history or record of a disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), genetic information, genetic characteristic, marital or domestic partner status, victim of domestic violence, family status/parenthood, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth/lactation, colleague’s or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer

Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective affiliates.

Background Check

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the candidate successfully passing a background check, which may include initial credit, motor vehicle record, public record, prior employment verification, and criminal background checks. Results of the background check are individually reviewed based upon legal requirements imposed by our regulators and with consideration of the nature and gravity of the background history and the job offered. Any offer of employment will include further information.


We offer competitive pay, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, maternity/paternity leave, flexible work arrangements, education reimbursement, wellness programs and more.

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