- Merchant Banking
- Private Equity Group
- Investment Banking Group
- Financial Sponsors Group
Sergey V. Agafonkin
- Vice President, William Blair Investment Banking
- Assistant CFO, Citicorp Venture Capital Portfolio Company
- CFO, Diversified Energy Corporation
- Financial Analyst, TRW Corporation
- M.B.A., Arizona State University
- B.S., Arizona State University
- FINRA Series 63, 79
Sergey Agafonkin currently serves as a Director within the Merchant Banking Division of Opus Bank. Mr. Agafonkin has over 15 years of investment banking and operating experience with private equity backed portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Opus Bank, Mr. Agafonkin was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of William Blair & Company, LLC, where he provided merger and acquisition advisory services to clients in the business services and industrial sectors.
Prior to William Blair, Mr. Agafonkin served as an assistant CFO of a portfolio company of Citicorp Venture Capital and its successor fund, where he was a member of a management team that successfully turned around, grew, and sold the portfolio company. Earlier, Mr. Agafonkin served as Chief Financial Officer of Diversified Energy Corporation, an entrepreneurial start-up in the alternative energy sector, where he focused on financial management, capital raising and corporate development activities. Mr. Agafonkin began his career in the Corporate Finance Division of TRW Corporation. Mr. Agafonkin has an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University. He holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.