A public finance veteran, Mr. Brandford has over 25 years of experience in public finance and is a founding partner of Siebert Brandford Shank, an investment banking firm established in 1996. The firm quickly rose to the position number-one-ranked minority-owned investment banking firm in the nation as senior-managing underwriter and now maintains a rank among the top-twenty municipal underwriters nationwide.
Mr. Brandford has led large-scale financing projects for state, city, and local governments throughout the country. In Southwestern and West Coast states he has served as project manager on senior- and sole managed-financings totaling over $5.7 billion in par amount during the past 10 years which has helped catapult Siebert Brandford Shank to its top-ranked position among investment banking firms on Wall Street.
Mr. Brandford is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in International Studies from the Purdue
Mr. Brandford serves on several boards including the Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development; the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Leadership Advisory Board; and the San Gabriel Boy Scouts of America among others. He is also very active in various school mentoring and academics scholarship programs at the K-12 level.more » « less