Joel A. Comer is a Principal of Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. Mr. Comer works with commercial bank and thrift clients in the areas of asset liability management, balance sheet restructuring and strategic business planning. He joined the firm in 1988.
In 1990, the firm created Sandler O'Neill Mortgage Finance Corp. in response to growing client demand for whole loan mortgage portfolio valuation and securitization. Mr. Comer was responsible for daily operations of the Memphis-based unit, including client/firm relations, transaction negotiation, audit reviews and structuring mortgage securitizations and whole loan transactions. In 1992, Mr. Comer returned to New York and resumed sales and trading activities in the Fixed Income group.
In 2004, Mr. Comer relocated to San Francisco to expand and manage the firm's business on the West Coast. The San Francisco office has 22 professionals in banking, fixed income and research. Prior to joining Sandler O'Neill, Mr. Comer held several positions with Bear Stearns & Company.
Mr. Comer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He lives in the Bay area with his wife and five children.