I’m very excited to join the Ziegler team. The breadth of Ziegler’s education practice, focus on credit intensive offerings and client relationship-driven culture ideally aligns with my historic investment banking practice as well as my future growth objectives.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 02, 2017
Ziegler, an investment bank and full service brokerage firm, announced today the addition of Wesley Bradish as managing director to its investment banking team in charter school and general municipal finance. His primary focus is in both Denver, CO and Sarasota, FL.
With over 14 years of experience, Mr. Bradish has served as senior banker on over $12 billion of financings for school districts (including charter schools and traditional K-12 schools), cities, counties, utilities, higher education institutions and special taxing districts throughout Colorado, Florida, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Mr. Bradish stated, “I’m very excited to join the Ziegler team. The breadth of Ziegler’s education practice, focus on credit intensive offerings and client relationship-driven culture ideally aligns with my historic investment banking practice as well as my future growth objectives.”
Prior to Ziegler, Wesley was a member of RBC’s public finance team, where he was an active member in the firm’s charter school and special district sector groups. Wesley expanded the firm’s charter school practice into Florida and Colorado to include clients such as South Florida Autism Charter School, Odyssey Charter School, Patriot Palm Bay Academy (restructuring) and Els for Autism/Renaissance Charter Schools. In addition to his underwriting, private placement and advisory work, Wesley helped deploy over $4 billion of balance sheet and hedging products including interest rate derivatives, letters of credit and direct purchase solutions. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dan Hermann, Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler, commented, “Bringing Mr. Bradish to Ziegler is a significant leap forward for our national charter school finance practice. He has a long track record of successfully capturing, structuring and executing complex transactions while establishing himself as a deeply trusted advisor among clients.” Scott Rolfs, Managing Director and Head of Religion, K-12 & Charter School Finance practice, added, “I am thrilled to have Wesley join the charter school finance team. His addition reinforces our ongoing commitment to be one of the leading advisors to the education and charter school sectors.”
With over 100 years of raising capital for communities, Ziegler is a recognized leader in the educational sector throughout the U.S. We continue that tradition with our dedicated services to the national charter school market. Ziegler provides its charter school clients with capital for financing new construction, refinancing existing debt or advising on future developments. As one of the few financial services firms in the country that has a dedicated team of charter school finance professionals, Ziegler can offer unbiased advice to help advance your mission.
For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.ziegler.com.
Ziegler is a privately held investment bank, capital markets, wealth management and proprietary investments firm, celebrating its 115th anniversary this year. Ziegler is ranked No. 1 in the country in healthcare/senior living underwriters by issuance and No. 4 by par amount (Thomson Reuters, 2016), and is ranked in the top 20 municipal underwriters in the country by volume (Bloomberg, 2016). Specializing in the healthcare, senior living, education and religion sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance enables Ziegler to generate a positive impact on the communities it serves. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the United States, Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, equity and fixed income sales & trading, wealth management and research. To learn more, visit http://www.ziegler.com.
Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.
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