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.
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
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