As a Senior Director and member of the Private Debt and Equity Investment Committee, Sam Panke is responsible for originating, evaluating, and structuring direct lending (unitranche, second lien, mezzanine) and co-investment opportunities, as well as fund investments.
Prior to joining RGA in 2018, Sam was a Vice President in the Syndicated & Leveraged Finance group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta, where he had significant experience structuring and executing a broad range of debt capital markets transactions, including leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, across a diverse set of industries.
Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University with minors in English and Financial Economics. He also studied at the London School of Economics in 2008 with a focus on Intermediate Micro- and Macroeconomics.
Outside of work, Sam is involved with the Church of St. Michael and St. George and serves on the Advisory Council at Our Little Haven, in addition to other civic and charitable organizations in St. Louis.