Robert Besser

Senior Vice President
Corporate Banker


Robert Besser joined the BB&T Capital Markets Corporate Banking team in 2014 to expand the commercial and industrial client base on the West Coast. Besser has managed numerous domestic and international Fortune 1000 clients in various industries throughout the US since initiating his large corporate banking career in 1997 with Mizuho Corporate Bank.

Most recently, he served as a managing director at BNY Mellon, where he was recognized as a Chairman’s Circle Honoree in 2013 as one of the top performers. Prior to his banking career, Besser held various marketing, product management and finance responsibilities at Verizon Communications and started his professional career as a residential mortgage broker.


Besser holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

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