ellen taylorThe $120B bank holding company behind the Citizens Bank and Charter One bank chains has brought in Ellen Taylor as an executive VP to lead investor relations ahead of a partial IPO.

Taylor recently led her own boutique IR shop, McIver Taylor Group, and was previously managing director of IR at BlackRock. She was also senior VP and IR director at Wells Fargo and Wachovia Corp.

At Providence, R.I.-based RBS Citizens Financial Group, she is developing and leading an IR program as the holding company slates a partial IPO and series of follow-on offerings.

The company, owned by the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland Group, includes 1,400 bank branches.