John R. Franklin

Managing Director
Group Head


As head of the BB&T Capital Markets Healthcare Finance Group, Mr. Franklin is responsible for leading one of the most active tax-exempt healthcare investment banking groups in the nation. During his 23-year career as an investment banker, he has completed more than 100 healthcare transactions totaling $5 billion in 15 states.  Prior to joining BB&T Capital Markets in May 2003, Mr. Franklin managed the senior living group at UBS PaineWebber. Prior to that he spent 12 years with Wheat First Securities (now Wells Fargo Advisors) where he led the firm's healthcare group. Before he became an investment banker, Mr. Franklin was a general management consultant with McGladrey & Pullen, where he performed feasibility studies, financial projections, business valuations and mergers and acquisition services for healthcare clients.


Mr. Franklin received a bachelor of science with honors in mathematics and physics from Randolph-Macon College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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