Chase Commercial Banking named veteran banker John Stucker to lead its new Beverage Industry Group, which will serve mid-sized beverage manufacturers, distributors and retailers across the United States.
Based in Houston, Stucker will build out a team of banking professionals who have experience serving this industry and are located in markets across the country with a large concentration of beverage wholesalers and manufacturers. The team will provide financial services to meet the complex banking needs of beverage companies, as well as deliver industry expertise and solutions to help clients grow and operate more efficiently.
“John has spent most of his career serving companies with specific industry needs and understands the important role bankers can play in a company’s success when they know the industry just as well as their clients,” said David Mendez, head of Chase Middle Market Banking’s Industry Group.
Stucker has been in banking for more than 17 years and has been with JPMorgan Chase for the last 13 years. He was previously an executive director in J.P. Morgan’s Debt Capital Markets group, providing financing solutions across a broad range of industries. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.
Joel Landis, who has served the beverage industry as a senior banker for more than 10 years, will continue in his role and help build the team.
“I am excited about John’s new role as a full time leader of the group and the level of attention he will bring to this very important sector of clients,” Landis said. “He has been a good friend and capable partner of mine for many years and I look forward to helping him build a best-in-class team to serve this industry.”