April 16th 2023.
Blaylock Van, LLC is proud to announce the appointment of Leonard Jones as its Executive Director of Municipal Banking and Head of Public Finance. With his extensive leadership, strategic expertise and visionary approach to municipal finance and investment banking, Jones is set to make a tremendous impact on the firm's clients and team.
Jones joins Blaylock Van, the nation's longest-continuously operating Black-owned investment firm, from Moody's Investors Service where he served as Managing Director and managed the company's public finance local government ratings group. He also held leadership positions with Morgan Stanley and Company, Rice Financial Products, and the Zambia Privatization Agency.
Eric Standifer, CEO and President of Blaylock Van, shared his enthusiasm for Jones’s appointment, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome him to Blaylock Van. His know-how in financial and risk management, marketing and talent development will support the continued growth and innovation of our municipal banking and public finance enterprise.”
Jones holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College. In addition, he serves as Board Treasurer for the New York Urban League.
Blaylock Van, founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, is 81 percent Black-owned and certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the State of New York, the State of Wisconsin, the City of New York, and the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and Oakland, Calif. and its team of professionals is dedicated to delivering services beyond financial services.
For more information about Blaylock Van, LLC, please visit https://brv-llc.com/.
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