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Executive Director, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Corporate & Investment Banking
Fifth Third Bank

Carlos Cruz is an Executive Director at Fifth Third Bank and has been financing middle market companies across a variety of sectors including:  Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT), Restaurant & Retail, Energy, and Commercial & Industrial. For the last 9 years, Carlos has focused solely on the TMT sectors, including:  film and television production and distribution, broadcast and cable television, music and new media (Ad-tech, Martech, and Ed-tech).  Carlos began his career in the Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch before moving to Jefferies’ Leveraged Finance Group.  Prior to Fifth Third Bank, Carlos spent 6 years at the CIT Group where he focused on media, entertainment and gaming transactions.  Carlos holds a BA from Rutgers University and a MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.