Newport Beach, CA & Stamford, CT, March 17–Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”), the financial industry’s oldest diversity-certified investment bank owned and operated by service-disabled veterans and a certified Minority Business Enterprise, today announced a further expansion of the firm’s public finance division with the appointment of municipal debt market veteran Lester Graves Lennon as Senior Vice President, Public Finance.
Mr. Lennon’s financial industry pedigree extends more than three decades, during which he has held senior executive public finance and municipal debt underwriting roles for FTN Financial, Stone & Youngberg / Stifel Nicolaus, Samuel Ramirez & Co., and M.R. Beal & Co. In addition to his municipal market domain expertise, Mr. Lennon is an accomplished poet and author of three books and is a Founding Member of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Poet Laureate Task Force.
Dean Chamberlain, Mischler’s CEO stated, “We’re thrilled that Lester has joined our public finance team, Within the context of professionals who work in public finance and municipal debt underwriting, there is no substitute for experience, and Lester’s addition makes a force multiplier for a unit that I’d argue ranks as best-in-class when weighing diversity-certified broker-dealers that operate on a national scale.”
Established in 1994, Mischler is the securities industry’s oldest minority-certified broker-dealer owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans, a federally-certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise (SDVOBE), and a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Mischler boot prints can be found across the primary debt and equities capital markets, where the firm serves as a pure complement to the role played by lead underwriters and works with a broad spectrum of corporate debt and equity issuers and municipal debt issuers. Mischler’s holistic approach to institutional brokerage combines next-level technology with concierge-style, high-touch service to provide better execution for corporate treasury clients overseeing share repurchase and FX hedging strategies and for asset managers who oversee investment strategies across domestic and global equities, ETFs, fixed income, rates, and FX markets.