Guggenheim Partners said on Wednesday John Casesa has joined Guggenheim Securities, the firm’s investment banking and capital markets arm, as a senior managing director. 

Casesa, who has 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, will lead Guggenheim’s investment banking activities in the auto industry.

Most recently, Casesa led Casesa & Co., an advisory firm serving corporations, investors and governments in the auto industry.  Prior to that he served as managing director and global coordinator for automotive research at Merrill Lynch and managing director at Wertheim Schroder & Co.

Casesa is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Automotive Industry Agenda Council and has served as an advisor at its annual gathering in Davos.