As head of the BB&T Capital Markets Specialty Housing Finance group, Mr. Coma focuses on providing tailored structures to clients who need custom capital markets solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and derivatives as an investment banker, trader and advisor. Mr. Coma began his career at Merrill Lynch and worked in derivatives and investment banking for 17 years. He spent 3 years at Banc of America Securities, where he founded a group charged with financing public/private partnership projects.
Mr. Coma graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. After 2 years working as a political consultant with Penn & Schoen Associates, he attended the University of Chicago where he earned an MBA with a specialty in finance. Mr. Coma serves as a board member for the Palisades Episcopal School in Charlotte, NC, and is involved in a number of nonprofit entities in the North Carolina region.