Investment Banking Professionals
Our bankers are experts at executing client-focused engagements and delivering superior results. Each engagement is staffed with at least two Senior Investment Bankers that remain active in the engagement through closing. At Hilliard Lyons, projects are not “handed off” to junior bankers for execution.
George E. Councill
Mr. Councill joined Hilliard Lyons in 2000 from DCG Corporation, an advisory firm to the insurance industry. In that role, he was a Managing Director, and previously he served as Director of the insurance industry investment banking group of Coopers & Lybrand Securities, LLC, an NASD/SEC registered broker/dealer. Prior to Coopers & Lybrand, Mr. Councill gained significant insurance industry experience while serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Life Partners Group, a $5 billion asset-based life insurance holding company formed through a leveraged buyout sponsored by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst.
Mr. Councill also has provided financial advisory services including merger, acquisition, and divestiture activity, corporate finance, and strategic planning in prior roles that included senior management positions with Prudential-Bache Capital Funding; Smith, Vicars & Co., Inc.; Warburg Paribas Becker; and BankAmerilease. Mr. Councill received his M.B.A. degree from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia.