Ryan K. Michael

Senior Vice President
Energy Group


Mr. Michael is a senior vice president and corporate lender in the BB&T Capital Markets Energy Group, which focuses on providing financing solutions and sourcing of capital to the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil & gas industry.

Along with Jeff Forbis, the energy team leader, Mr. Michael joined BB&T Capital Markets in 2011 to establish the Energy Group. Mr. Michael has 13 years of energy finance experience as both a corporate and investment banker.

Mr. Michael began his career with two years in the Energy Investment Banking division of Banc of America Securities. Subsequently, he entered the corporate lending space in the Energy group at JP Morgan Chase predecessor Washington Mutual, followed by a six-year tenure at Sterling Bank.


Mr. Michael holds a BA in economics from Trinity University in San Antonio (summa cum laude).

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