FAIRFIELD, Conn. — HJ Sims, a Fairfield-based lender, has hired John Williford as assistant vice president of investment banking. Williford will focus on banking business in the Southwest and Southeast markets.
Prior to joining Sims, Williford was part of the team at FTN Financial Capital Markets since 2013 where he served as the primary quantitative and support banker, covering Texas and the Southeast. Williford began his career in 2010 at Public Financial Management, initially in PFM’s Quantitative Strategies Group, where he completed and later taught their 10-week training course to new employees.
Williford holds a bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in management from Wake Forest University.