STS Capital Partners, a global sell-side mergers and acquisitions firm, has appointed former senior vice president Sean Friday to the role of chief executive officer.

Friday has over three decades of executive experience across multiple industries at the president and CEO level. He is a former two-star Royal Canadian Air Force major general. He also has experience running a military university in Canada and has held the role of helping the operations of approximately 100,000 personnel across 18 Middle Eastern countries. He previously led organizations of up to 15,000 employees and spearheaded several acquisition programs.

Friday succeeds Rob Follows, who will continue to serve as chairman.