John is a director in the Austin office and has been employed with PFM since 2008. His efforts are primarily directed towards the provision of financial advisory services to city, county, K-12 education, higher education, and public improvement district (PID) clients. He is a hands-on, technical financial advisor who has partnered with a variety of clients across the nation, and primarily, Texas, to produce unique and innovative financing solutions.
As a lead financial advisor/lead quantitative analyst, John has structured, sized and priced fixed-income securities issues with a par amount in excess of $7 billion (including tax-exempt, taxable, new money and refunding bond issues) utilizing both the competitive and negotiated bond sale process. These issues include a variety of financing and credit structures to include general obligation bonds, revenue bonds (for airports, electric utilities, water/wastewater utilities, transportation agencies/corporations, and higher education), and non-rated special assessment debt.
John also provides advisory services related to commercial paper programs and alternative bank financing strategies. He is knowledgeable in the use of credit enhancements and derivative products as well as private placements with major investment establishments.
Prior to joining PFM, John worked in the fixed-income capital markets group of an investment bank.