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Top Black, Brown and woman-owned bond firm welcomes equity partner Gary Hall to Oakland office

Monday, November 14, 2016 23:22
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Gary Hall is the new equity partner and head of investment banking for the nation’s No. 1 minority and women-owned investment bond firm, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, and is based in their Oakland office.

Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC (www.siebertcisnerosshank.com), one of the nation’s top-ranked investment bond firms and the largest African-American, Latino and woman-owned investment bank, announced its newest equity partner, Gary Hall, who serves as the firm’s head of investment banking.

Mr. Hall, based in the firm’s West Coast headquarters in Oakland, becomes the sixth equity partner. Currently the national head of investment banking, Mr. Hall has over 25 years’ experience in government, law and investment banking. He is responsible for managing all of the firm’s bankers and leading the execution of SCSCO’s strategic plan for business development and bond underwriting origination for each of the firm’s 17 offices throughout the country.

He joins an ownership group that includes CEO, co-founder and majority owner Suzanne Shank; former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and former mayor of San Antonio the Hon. Henry Cisneros; former New York City Comptroller the Hon. William C. Thompson, chief administrative officer and managing director; former CEO of the North American Development Bank Victor Miramontes and Sean Duffy, SCSCO’s managing director of institutional sales. The firm now has partners on the ground in the Midwest, East Coast, South and West Coast.

“Gary is as talented and hard-working an investment banker as you will find anywhere and we are extremely fortunate to have him join our senior leadership team,” said Ms. Shank. “I am so thrilled to welcome him into our ownership group, where he will apply his considerable skills to expanding our reach throughout the country. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our 20th anniversary as a firm than to add such a dynamic and accomplished equity partner.”

“With Gary on board we have taken a strong and successful ownership team and made it even stronger,” said Mr. Cisneros. “His leadership of our investment banking team has resulted in an impressive record of major deals that have positioned SCSCO is a top-tier force in the marketplace. I am thrilled to have him as a partner and I know he will help further grow and improve our firm on the West Coast and throughout the nation.”

“I am incredibly excited to join the ownership stake in a dynamic firm that I have spent the past three years helping to expand,” said Mr. Hall. “We have not only broken through as the nation’s top MWBE firm, we compete daily with the largest bulge bracket firms in the country and routinely come out on top. I am extremely proud of our banking team and with the tremendous deals we have successfully completed. I look forward to helping lift this firm to even greater heights in the years to come.”

Before joining SCSCO, Mr. Hall served as executive director in the Public Finance-Investment Banking Group of JPMorgan Securities LLC, where he assisted state and local governments with accessing the capital markets and accomplishing fiscal objectives.

Prior to his career in investment banking, he worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury as a White House Fellow during the administration of President Bill Clinton. He served in administration of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, including posts with the City’s Office of Budget and Management and Department of General Services. He also practiced law as a corporate finance attorney in Chicago.

A Chicago native, Mr. Hall received a BBA in finance from Howard University and a JD from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Board of Trustees member for the Head-Royce School in Oakland, where he is treasurer and chair of the board’s Finance Committee, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

Since its founding in 1996, SCSCO has transacted more than $1.2 trillion of municipal bond transactions and $1 trillion of corporate bond and equity transactions. The company’s product and service offerings include municipal bond underwriting, corporate debt and equity underwriting, investment banking and execution services for many of the largest Fortune 500 companies.

Last year, it ranked third nationally in overall deal size for Negotiated Municipal Senior Managers and No. 12 for all issuances. For the 18th year in a row, it is America’s No. 1 MWBE firm. SCSCO earned the distinction in 2010 of becoming the first minority-owned firm to rank among the top 10 senior managers of municipal bonds, as ranked by Thomson Reuters. Since 1998 the firm has been ranked as the No. 1 minority and woman owned municipal finance firm.

With dual headquarters in New York and Oakland, SCSCO maintains 17 offices nationwide including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.

Contact Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, at 1999 Harrison St., Suite 2720, Oakland, CA 94612, 800-529-3133 or 510-645-2245.

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