NU Online News Service, Oct. 13, 2003, 11:32 a.m. EDT – Sandler O’Neill & Partners L.P., New York, has hired Susan Bratton to be a managing director in its investment banking division.

Bratton will work with insurance companies and health care companies.

Bratton previously was executive director of the health care group at CIBC World Markets, a unit of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto. She also has worked in the health care divisions at four other large investment banking firms.

Bratton has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University and a master’s degree in business from the University of Virginia.