Stephen Hoopes

Stephen Hoopes

Stephen Hoopes is a Bates Group affiliate and an Investment Banker with over 30 years’ experience in municipal and corporate finance. Mr. Hoopes has extensive experience in Fixed Income capital markets, including Municipal Securities, Corporate Securities, Investment Advisory and Investment Management.  He is knowledgeable with respect to Fixed Income securities, Investment Advisory and Investment Management standards and paractices, Private Placements, Fiduciary Duties/Responsibilities and Suitability standards.

Most recently he served as a Partner in a boutique investment banking firm where he served as head of Municipal Finance and Compliance. Prior to that, Mr. Hoopes spent 15 years with Mesirow Financial in Chicago as Head of Public Finance. He managed a team of 19 bankers and support staff while also serving as lead banker on over $30 Billion in municipal financings. Mr. Hoopes has served as either Banker or Municipal Advisor on over $40 Billion in financings on behalf of municipal clients across the country. He has also sourced funding for over One Billion dollars in corporate client projects. 

Mr. Hoopes earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.


Stephen Hoopes

A Consultant and subject matter expert in these services:



Ring McAfee and Co., New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Partner/Head of Municipal Finance, 2014-Present

Mesirow Financial, Inc., Chicago, IL, Senior Managing Director, Head of Public Finance, 1999-2014

Dain Rauscher, Houston, TX, Managing Director, Public Finance, 1999

Coastal Securities, Houston, TX, Principal, Public Finance, 1996-1999

First Southwest Company, Houston, TX, Managing Director, Public Finance, 1993-1996

First Chicago Capital Markets, Inc., Chicago, IL, Vice President, Public Finance, 1985-1993

PH Glatfelter, Spring Grove, PA (Chicago Sales Office), Vice President, Sales, 1982-1985


University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Masters of Business Administration, 1987

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, BS/BA, Business Administration, 1982


Vice President, Kenilworth, IL, Police Pension Board

Past Treasurer, Board Member, Village of Kenilworth, IL

Member, Kenilworth Union Church, Sunday School teacher, Adult Education teacher, Stephen Minister

Board Member, The Spiritual Center at Glenview Community Church