David Keys

Managing Director
Group Head


David Keys has spent the majority of his 20-year career in financial services, including 15 years in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions, working on transactions that generated more than $2.5 billion in enterprise value.

Prior to joining BB&T Capital Markets, Mr. Keys launched the healthcare group at Matrix Capital Markets, a Richmond-based boutique investment bank. Previously, he was a partner at Creswell Partners, where his partners and he established a national forensic drug-testing company through acquisition and organic growth. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at Harris Williams & Co., and Piper Jaffray. Mr. Keys is based in Richmond, VA.


Mr. Keys earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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