Title: Managing Vice President, Public Finance, West Region
Firm: Build America Mutual
Todd Tomich is responsible for overseeing all activities in Build America Mutual’s southern California office located in Santa Monica. At BAM, he has used this deep experience and knowledge to take on a role that transcends his “day job” as a senior credit underwriter on transactions, and to become an evangelist in the market more broadly – simultaneously raising awareness of BAM and its unique strengths, and generally building confidence in the market for insured municipal bonds.
Todd was instrumental in shaping BAM’s decision to open the new Southern California office in Santa Monica in 2016. In conjunction with the BAM executive team, Todd observed the need for a Southern California presence, because in-person meetings with market professionals and site visits to inspect credit conditions lead to better executions for the issuers who are also BAM’s members. He then oversaw the myriad logistical and technical challenges associated with opening the new office. In addition to managing that office, he has taken on increasing management responsibilities within BAM, including training as part of BAM’s rotational analyst program for recent college graduates.
Todd played football at Yale University and is the school’s all-time leader in interceptions with 16 and punt returns with 166. He was the 1997 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was a two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection.
“Todd’s approach is the definition of ‘client focused’; he is driven to identify all transactions where bond insurance can assist issuers in raising capital at the lowest possible cost, and then diligently work to make sure those improved executions come to fruition.” Scott Sollers, Vice President & Head of Public Finance, West Region, Build America Mutual