Debt and Equity Financing and Financial Advisory Services, CMG


Frank Morse specializes in debt and equity financing and financial advisory services for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He has a broad finance background, having spent 35 years in the financial services industry before joining the firm. Prior to CMG, Morse was president and CEO of UST Bank in Connecticut and executive vice president for strategic planning for UST Corporation, UST Bank’s parent and the holding company for United States Trust Company (Boston).

Morse serves on the board of the Connecticut Venture Group and is a past chairman of the Crossroads Venture Fair. He is on the Portfolio Valuation Committee of Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-state agency focusing on private equity investments in Connecticut-based technology companies. He is also on the board of CTech IncUBator at University of Bridgeport, Fairfield County’s first and only university-based incubator for technology startups. He has served on the boards of several regional companies including Fletcher-Thompson Inc., Intellisource and Bank of America’s Fairfield County Advisory Board.

Morse has been deeply involved in community affairs, currently serving on the board and executive committee of Jewish Senior Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Jewish Home for the Elderly). He is an active volunteer and teacher for Junior Achievement. Frank was the founder and, for many years, was chairman of the Prostate Cancer Institute, affiliated with the Swim-Across-the-Sound and St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He has served on the boards of several other not-for profit organizations, including the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County and the Board of Regents of Sacred Heart University, as well as past chairman of the board of the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport.

Morse earned a B.A. from Trinity College and completed graduate studies at New York University Business School and Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

He lives in Easton, Connecticut, spends as much time as his partners allow at his home in Rangeley, Maine, and has been a loyal and, until recently, long-suffering Red Sox fan all of his life.