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SWS Launches Indianapolis Office with Hiring of Veteran Banker to Focus on Midwest & Southeast

New York, NY – May 24, 2023 - Siebert Williams Shank & Co. (SWS), the nation’s leading woman- and minority-owned, non-bank financial firm, has announced the hiring of Nathan Flynn, as a Managing Director (MD) starting on June 5, 2023. A 25-year veteran of public finance, Flynn will lead the opening of the firm’s new branch office in Indianapolis and focus on clients across the Midwest and Southeast, reporting to Senior Managing Director Sean Werdlow.

He joins the firm from KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he was an MD focused on expanding the public finance division across Indiana, managing the Indiana Public Sector group, and as capital markets liaison to the institution’s public and private partnership (P3) practice. There he was the lead engagement advisor for the University of Toledo’s unique P3 Parking concession structure, fully funded by tax-exempt debt.

Flynn has also previously worked as a Senior Manager with Crowe LLP. to create a pricing services practice, enhancing that firm’s capital market and municipal advisory practice. He served with Fifth Third Securities as MD to launch a Midwest large issuer practice. Earlier he was with William H. Blair as MD and Head of Financial Structuring Group, as well as with J.P. Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch early in his career.

Gary Hall, President of SWS’ Infrastructure and Public Finance group said, “Nathan joins Siebert with a distinguished track record serving clients throughout Indiana, Illinois, and the adjoining region. We are looking forward to leveraging his deep project finance experience and strong technical capabilities to help state and local government think of innovative ways to fund their capital improvements needs. The addition of Nathan and the other investments we have made are evidence of our commitment to building and maintaining a best-in-class public finance platform.”

Flynn added, “Siebert Williams Shank is exactly the type of firm that I was seeking out to apply my skill set and experience as a Public Finance professional. SWS is perennially one of the top municipal bond underwriters and I look forward to harnessing the power of the underwriting and sales desks on negotiated bond business. Most importantly, the bankers here share my philosophy that it's not about the deal, it’s about the client. I look forward to continuing to work with clients on long-term capital planning and debt management, a passion I’ve had throughout my 25-plus year career in Public Finance.”

Sean Werdlow Senior Managing Director, who oversees the Midwest and Southeast U.S. markets said, “I am delighted to have Nate on our side. We have respect for his expertise, acumen, and results-oriented track record.”

SWS finished among the nation’s Top 10 firms in senior underwriting and #2 co-manager in Munis for Q1 2023.

Dually headquartered in New York, NY and Oakland, CA, SWS is an independent non-bank financial services firm that offers investment banking, sales and trading, research, and advisory services. SWS counts 74 Fortune 100 companies among its clients.


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