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Deutsche Bank appoints Leslie Slover as regional head

By Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor

Deutsche Bank appointed Leslie Slover to serve in the new position of Regional Head of Jacksonville and of Cary, N.C. The appointment was announced Thursday.

A 17-year veteran with the bank, Slover will report to Bill Woodley, deputy CEO North America, and be appointed to the North America Executive Committee.

Slover has been Head of Technology and Operations Service Centers for the Americas, playing a strong role in aligning the Jacksonville and Cary service centers to create a leadership and governance structure that unites the bank’s technology and operations functions.

Slover formerly held several key leadership positions across Deutsche Bank CB&S North America, including as COO for the region. She was instrumental in developing the Corporate Banking & Securities platform and managing many of the industry changes in the U.S. She joined Deutsche Bank in 1997.

Deutsche Bank, a global financial services company, has at least 1,400 employees in Jacksonville, leasing a business park and space in several other buildings in the Southside.

The bank came to town when it opened the Jacksonville Global Business Service Center in July 2008.

That was followed by other bank businesses: legal, compliance and global technology (IT).

In 2010, front-office operations were initiated in Jacksonville, growing to more than 250 jobs by year-end 2013. Those front-office areas included commodity sales and trading; emerging markets debt; equities structuring; municipal trading; asset wealth management, and other finance positions.

The group technology and operations jobs include security, financial and trade services; collateral and change management; and global loan operations and technology production.

Deutsche Bank also has a

global IT command center in Jacksonville that monitors all bank elements throughout the

world.

The bank is considered a contender for the 30-acre JEA Southside Generating Station site on the Downtown Southbank. Sources say the company is reviewing its space needs and that the JEA site is one of those under review for a consolidated location.

Deutsche Bank has not commented about a site consolidation. JEA is expected to issue another request for proposals this fall for the property sale and development.

The bank has expanded to occupy almost 300,000 square feet of space among seven suburban office buildings — the five-building Meridian Business Park along Gate Parkway and two buildings in Butler Plaza along Belfort Parkway.

Its workforce is expected to reach at least 1,600-1,800 employees by the end of 2016. Its Jacksonville focus is across the front office and infrastructure groups, such as technology, strategy and operations.

Slover will be responsible for managing the local franchise across all corporate divisions, infrastructure functions and legal entities.

kmathis@baileypub.com

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