Title: Vice President, Public Finance Investment Banking
Firm: Wells Fargo Securities
Chintan Dholakia made his mark in the municipal finance industry by delivering to clients creative and effective financing solutions and bringing people in the business together.
As a San Francisco-based public finance banker at Wells Fargo Securities, Chintan is credited with playing a key role in the origination and execution of over $7 billion of senior-managed financings nationwide.
His abilities were underscored by his work co-leading a San Diego Association of Governments deal that was named The Bond Buyer’s 2019 Far West Deal of the Year.
Chintan has also made strong efforts to advance professional communities inside and outside his firm. He has served on the company's Diversity & Inclusion Council and played a leading role in employee-driven fundraising for nonprofits.
In 2018 he was elected to the board of Asian Americans in Public Finance.
“Chintan is a professional who exemplifies a spirit of mutual success,” says Kevin Kone, the organization’s president. “He has sought to build his own network and profile in the field by helping build the venues and programs which will support and elevate countless others who are rising with him.”
Chintan worked in the real estate sector at JPMorgan and Blackstone before entering the municipal finance industry with Ramirez & Co. in 2010.
“Over a decade later I have never looked back,” he said. “I find the work socially impactful and it is exciting to come up with creative solutions to address various needs of our clients.”
Born in India, Chintan immigrated to New York at the age of 14. He is fluent in four languages.
He joined Wells Fargo in San Francisco in 2013. In his spare time, he enjoys biking and tennis.
In quarantine, Chintan is learning to play guitar through online tutorials and creating project ideas to keep his four-year old daughter busy.