Navigant today announced Jeffrey Yingling, a prominent financial executive and long-time investment banker, has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 12, 2018.
“We are pleased to welcome Jeff Yingling to our board of directors,” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of Navigant. “Jeff is a proven leader and expert in the financial and capital markets, with notable experience in M&A transactions and deep familiarity with the energy industry, particularly in the power and utility area. Jeff is an excellent addition to Navigant’s board.”
Yingling is currently a senior advisor of investment banking for power, energy, and renewables at Guggenheim Securities, LLC. Previously, he served as managing director and head of Midwest investment banking for J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, where he was a member of the firm’s Midwest operating committee and led the Corporate Investment Banking practice in the region. Yingling was the relationship manager for many of the firm’s most important power, utility and large corporate clients. He advised on numerous M&A transactions, and executed many equity, debt and convertible securities offerings for clients.
Yingling also spent more than 15 years at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, where he was a managing director – investment banking in the firm’s global power and utilities group. He founded and was co-head of Dean Witter Reynolds’ public utility group prior to that firm’s merger with Morgan Stanley. Yingling began his career as an investment banker with The First Boston Corporation.
Yingling currently serves on the board of LendingPoint LLC. He also serves on the board of the Chicago History Museum and is a past member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.