Ms. Shank has served as CEO of Siebert Brandford Shank, since its inception in October 1996. She is a founder and majority-owner of the firm, and is Chairwoman of the Board of Directors.
Siebert Brandford Shank is the top-ranked minority- and women-owned municipal bond underwriting firm in the country and is the only minority-owned firm nationally ever to have been ranked in the top 10 among all such firms in the country. With offices across the nation, the firm has managed deals for state and local governments across the country totaling over $800 billion.
A 25-year veteran of the industry, Ms. Shank has led financings for large-scale infrastructure projects for a variety of issuers across the country. Ms. Shank has structured a variety of types of transactions including transportation projects, redevelopment projects, water and sewer projects, convention centers, sport facilities, schools and correctional facilities.
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Bill Thompson’s extensive experience in successfully managing the finances of one of the nation’s largest cities has afforded him unique insight into the needs of local municipal issuers. As Comptroller of the City of New York, Mr. Thompson also served as custodian and investment advisor to the five New York City Pension Funds, where he managed a combined portfolio amounting to more than $100 billion at the close of his tenure. In this role, Mr. Thompson invested hundreds of millions of dollars in affordable housing and commercial real estate in New York City. During his tenure, Mr. Thompson also worked with leaders of the financial services industry to reform the operations of the New York Stock Exchange, and spearheaded the City’s innovative Banking Development District program.
Henry Cisneros is an Equity Partner of Siebert Brandford Shank and Chairmen of the CityView companies which work with urban homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families. CityView is a partner in building more than 60 communities in 13 states, incorporating more than 7,000 homes with a home value of over $2 billion.
Mr. Cisneros’ community-building career began at the local level. After serving three terms as a City Councilmember, in 1981, Mr. Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. During his four terms as Mayor, he helped rebuild the city’s economic base and spurred the creation of jobs through massive infrastructure and downtown improvements. In 1984, In 1986 Mr. Cisneros was selected as the “Outstanding Mayor” in the nation by City and State Magazine. In 1992, President Clinton appointed Mr. Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Victor Miramontes is an equity partner of Siebert Brandford Shank and Vice Chairman and a founding partner of CityView. He was responsible for the CityView’s initial conceptualization, formation, funding and start of operations. Mr. Miramontes is a member of the CityView board of directors, chairs the audit committee and serves on the investment committee of the company’s various funds.