COLUMBUS, Ohio — Huntington Bank, a middle-market commercial bank based in Columbus, has hired Steven Capouch as senior vice president and chief underwriter and Jeff Kerkay as senior vice president and relationship manager in the company’s Healthcare Group.
Capouch has more than 30 years of diversified banking experience in credit risk management, specialized industry banking, capital markets and business development. Prior to joining Huntington, he was chief credit officer for the capital markets team at Fifth Third Bank, where he built and managed the credit platform supporting its national lines of business including healthcare and other specialized industry verticals, large corporates and capital markets products. At Huntington, he is based in Cincinnati and responsible for the Healthcare Group’s credit underwriting and delivery.
Prior to joining Huntington, Kerkay established the treasury department at the MetroHealth System where he served as treasurer since 2009. During his time with MetroHealth, he executed a Build America Bond offering and oversaw the complex financing behind MetroHealth’s ambulatory expansion. In 2017 he executed what Huntington claims is the largest public hospital bond offering in U.S. history — $946 million of hospital revenue bonds that will be used in the transformation of the system’s main campus.
Prior to MetroHealth, Kerkay worked for KeyBanc Capital Markets’ and CIT Bank’s healthcare teams, where he supported a diverse group of public and private healthcare companies across the commercial banking, investment banking and leveraged finance landscape. At Huntington, Kerkay is based in Cleveland and focused on the hospital and healthcare products and services sectors.