UBS Wealth Management Americas is bringing five more public finance employees on board.

The firm has been staffing up after relaunching its public finance effort earlier this year. Last week, it announced Andy Nakahata’s arrival and two weeks ago it hired 19 new employees.

The momentum we are experiencing in our public finance business is underscored by our ability to attract top talent. It is with great pleasure that I announce the following new joiners,” said Peter Hill, head of public finance for UBS, in an internal memo late Thursday.

Peter Hill
“The momentum we are experiencing in our public finance business is underscored by our ability to attract top talent," said Peter Hill, head of public finance for UBS.

In San Antonio, Mark Seal joins as an executive director and banker in the Southwest region. He is coming from M.E. Allison & Co. where he worked in the public finance business for over 27 years. He began his career as an associate banker structuring issues; preparing offering documents; rating agency presentations and request for proposals. As his career grew, he became a financial advisor to several significant issuers in Texas. He has served on various local boards and has strong relationships within the San Antonio community.

Staying in Texas, Shawnell Holman comes aboard as an executive director and banker in the Southwest region and will be based in Austin. She was most recently at Siebert Cisneros Shank where she served as the senior banker for business origination to prospective clients in the Texas and north Louisiana region. She has over fifteen years of progressive finance and investment experience including spearheading municipal bond deals totaling over $30 billion of par.

In Chicago, Michael McIntyre has joined as an associate in the Midwest region. He last worked at William Blair, which exited the municipal bond business in July. At Blair, he was an associate in the debt capital markets division supporting senior bankers focused on non-profit, governmental, and higher education municipal bond issues. Prior to that, he worked at PNC in the corporate & institutional banking division.

In New York, Frederick Putnam will be joining as an executive director and banker in the Northeast region. He comes from J.P. Morgan where he led investment banking coverage of public sector and infrastructure clients in New York and Massachusetts, providing them with new financing ideas for use in the public and private capital markets. He was part of a team that achieved top rankings in the Northeast region as well as was the lead manager for $7 billion of debt for infrastructure clients.

In Orlando, Margaret Lezcano will be a managing director and head of Southeast banking after five years at Stifel. She has 23 years of public finance banking experience. Previously, she was an executive director at UBS and started her career in New York, primarily as a vice president with Goldman Sachs and a director at Citigroup. She has extensive financing experience with local government issuers throughout the Southeast region and particularly within Florida.

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Aaron Weitzman

Aaron Weitzman

Aaron Weitzman is a markets reporter for The Bond Buyer, focusing on the sell side of the municipal bond market.