Photo: Road Ammons

Atlanta, GA (November 27, 2013)FOCUS, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announces that Road Ammons has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Southeast Region.

“Road has substantial investment banking and corporate development experience in the healthcare sector. He has also worked with entrepreneurial companies in various other industries and his experience arranging senior debt and junior capital solutions for both operating and financial services companies make him the perfect addition to our FOCUS team. Road’s location in Memphis will allow him to effectively serve our clients in the mid-continent region of the US” said Jonathan Wilfong, FOCUS Regional Managing Partner, Southeast.

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Ammons spent 10 years as a US Marine Corps officer and fighter pilot. After completing his tour of duty, he raced in NASCAR for several years as a driver.  Following his NASCAR career, he was employed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals in the specialty medicines division.  Most recently Mr. Ammons was employed as an investment banker at Duncan-Williams, Inc. in both the public and corporate finance groups. In this position, he participated in more than $1.5B in transactions both as a senior and co-manager.  Because of his experience in healthcare and finance, Mr. Ammons was recognized as one of the leading citizens in Shelby County and appointed by the Mayor of Shelby County to the task force on improving the Regional Medical Center at Memphis

Mr. Ammons is a fellow of the NC Institute of Political Leadership.  He has also served on the City of Charlotte’s Privatization & Competition Advisory Committee.  There he was responsible for monitoring the progress of that City in implementing services contracting and asset management programs for possible competition, optimization, or benchmarking with the private sector.

Mr. Ammons received a B.S. in Computer Science from Tennessee State University and a M.B.A. in Global Finance with distinction from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha academic honor societies. He also holds the Series 7, 63 and 79 securities licenses.


FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is a national firm serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States.  FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit


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