CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mark Lamarre, who has more than 17 years of experience as an investment banker, is the new leader for the Technology and Services Group at Wachovia Securities.

Lamarre also is a managing director and head of the Equity Private Places Group at Wachovia Securities. He joined Wachovia Securities in 2004. He will be based in Charlotte.

“Mark has done a great job building out Equity Private Placements, and he will be an excellent leader for our technology practice,” said Jeff Armstrong, head of Wachovia Securities Corporate Finance Group. “His experience covering technology and services companies for 14 years, managing growing businesses and developing meaningful client relationships makes him the right leader to take on added responsibilities.”