Sherrese Clarke-Soares is the Managing Director and Head of North America Relationship Lending at Morgan Stanley where she originates and executes loans for both investment grade and non-investment grade issuers. She is also a member of the firm’s Capital Commitment Committee.

Sherrese began her career at Morgan Stanley, joining the summer analyst and full-time Investment Banking Analyst program in Equity Capital Markets. After the analyst program, she spent a year in Equity Research as an associate on the Enterprise Software Technology team. Sherrese then left Morgan Stanley to pursue an MBA.

Sherrese re-joined Morgan Stanley afterworking at CIT Group as a Senior Vice President in the Entertainment Advisory & Finance group, a business she helped to launch. During her tenure at CIT, Sherrese evaluated investment opportunities, advised prospective clients on financing solutions, and identified new business opportunities to finance film production, music, and other content-related businesses.

Prior to CIT, Sherrese worked at GE Capital in Global Media & Communications.

Sherrese received her B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

She is a board member of the Council of Urban Professionals. She resides in the New York Metropolitan area with her husband and child.

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