George K. Baum & Company Expands Nationally

May 06, 2013, 10:30 ET from George K. Baum & Company

DENVER, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- George K. Baum & Company ("GKB") will be opening a new office in our nation's capital, Washington, DC. First Vice President, Dev Talvadkar, will oversee this location. Since joining GKB in 2005, Mr. Talvadkar has been involved in the transaction execution and quantitative structuring of both tax-exempt and taxable debt financings for colleges and universities, independent schools, and other non-profit entities.   

George K. Baum & Company continues to strengthen their presence on the East Coast. In November, 2012, GKB opened a Charlotte, NC office run by Senior Vice President David Adams. Mr. Adams' focus is on broadening opportunities for GKB in education, governmental and not-for-profit financing.

A second office began operating in Pittsburgh, PA. GKB hired Jason Appelt as a Senior Vice President in their Education and Nonprofit Finance Group. Mr. Appelt will concentrate GKB's efforts in expanding their work with Charter and Higher Education Schools.

GKB is poised to widen their exposure on the West Coast as well, with a third GKB location opening in San Clamente, CA. GKB Senior Vice President, Randy Merritt will operate out of this location. Mr. Merritt will continue GKB's focus on financing for school districts and community colleges in California.

As GKB grows nationally, they also continue to expand within, adding new team members to existing offices. GKB announces the addition of Vice President Robert Poswalk in Dallas, TX, and new Analysts to their Municipal Headquarters office in Denver, CO.

About George K. Baum & Company: George K. Baum & Company has long been recognized as an industry leader in the structuring, underwriting and marketing of taxable and tax-exempt municipal securities, and is one of the nation's most experienced privately held investment banking firms. George K. Baum & Company has been involved with many types of capital projects including: Local Government, Independent, Public K-12 and Charter Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

Founded in 1928, GKB maintains a well-established presence—staffed with more than 200 professionals, with public finance offices in 17 cities across the United States, including sales operations in five major cities. GKB is uniquely positioned to provide issuers of, and investors in, municipal securities with the highest level of service.

SOURCE George K. Baum & Company