C.K. Lee

Managing Director
Financial Services Investment Banking

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Steven Kent

C.K. Lee is an investment banker assisting bank and financial services clients in Texas and the surrounding region. After nearly seven years of mergers and acquisitions experience with a boutique firm in Dallas, TX, Lee joined Piper Sandler & Co. in November of 2016. Lee has handled more than 30 merger and acquisition transactions on behalf of clients throughout the country, representing more than $1.2 billion in aggregate deal value. He has also assisted clients with section 363 bankruptcy resolutions, strategic planning services, regulatory advisory work and expert witness assignments.

Lee began his career as a staff member on Capitol Hill and was a federal regulator for ten years at the FDIC and the Office of Thrift Supervision. During his government service, he was a senior advisor to a U.S. senator, a deputy to the chairman of the FDIC, a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, oversaw the OTS’s international affairs and served two years as a regional director in Dallas, TX during the 2008-2010 financial crisis.

Lee received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his master’s degree from the London School of Economics. He is married and has two daughters. In addition to his professional work, Lee is an avid private pilot, snow skier and occasional fly fisherman.