Ed Han is currently a Managing Director in the Global Corporate Investment Banking team of BofA Securities, Inc. and leads coverage of alternative asset managers and digital asset technologies while based in New York. Ed has significant experience in strategic advisory regarding mergers and acquisitions and capital markets for some of the largest global alternative asset management firms and has led numerous transactions involving permanent capital.
Prior to joining BofA Securities in 2013, Ed began his banking career at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. in 2008, in the Los Angeles office of the Financial Institutions Group coverage team. While at Deutsche Bank, Ed participated in co-founding the Veterans On Wall Street advocacy group and was a steering committee member of the internal veteran employee network.
Prior to banking, Ed was an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps where he earned the rank of Captain before leaving after over eight years of service in 2006. Ed began his Marine Corps career when he enlisted at the age of seventeen in 1994, and subsequently earned an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1997. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics in 2001 and then was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.
As an Infantry Officer, Ed served in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, commanding a company of Iraqi Soldiers in combat during the Second Battle of Fallujah (“Operation AL FAJR”), as the Executive Officer of A Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
After leaving military service, Ed attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received an MBA from the McCombs School of Business.