Van Hesser is a Senior Managing Director of the Financial Institutions and Corporates groups at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Van has over 30 years of experience across Financial Institutions and Corporates. He was previously a Managing Director of the Financial Institutions group at Wells Fargo Principal Investments. Prior to Wells Fargo, Van was with HSBC Securities for ten years where he served as Global Head of Credit Research and was the Senior Corporate Bond Research Analyst covering U.S. banks, brokers, and specialty finance companies. Hesser had previous stints at Credit Suisse First Boston and Goldman Sachs within their corporate bond research groups, and within corporate finance at Salomon Brothers. Van started his career as a bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds an MBA from Yale University and a BS from Fordham University.
Van has been selected ten times to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-America Fixed Income Research team in three categories. He also served on HSBC’s six-person Global Research Management Committee.