Eric Vandercar, a senior managing director in institutional sales and trading at Mesirow Financial in New York, was among the six victims killed Tuesday night in a commuter rail accident in Westchester County.
Mr. Vandercar, 53, joined Mesirow in March 2014 as senior managing director and head of municipal funding, according to an e-mailed statement sent Wednesday by Deborah Krieps, a managing director at the Chicago-based firm. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley for almost 27 years.
“Eric was not only a pillar in our industry, he was a great partner and friend to many,” the statement said. “Losing him is a huge loss, personally and professionally. Our entire Mesirow family is hurting, and our deepest sympathies are extended to his wife, Jill, and their family.”
A northbound Metro-North Railroad train collided during rush hour Tuesday evening with a vehicle stopped on the tracks, causing an explosion that left five passengers dead as well as the driver of the car.