Michele Roller has joined the Bank of Ireland's US Media Finance team as Director.

She will focus on debt funding solutions for companies in the media sector, offering senior and mezzanine financing to publishing, information services, broadcasting, out-of-home, cable television and digital media companies.

Roller previously served as vice president at Merrill Lynch Capital, and is a veteran of CIBC World Markets, Banque Paribas and MTV Networks.

She will now be based at Bank of Ireland's office in Stamford, Connecticut.

Chris Mangan, head of US Media Finance at the Bank, said: 'We are delighted that Michele has joined the team. We continue to see high levels of activity in the media sector in the US and are confident that Michele's expertise will add considerable weight to our growth ambitions in this sector.'