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Bob Harding holds over 40 years of public finance investment banking experience, and is currently Stifel’s lead banker in Boston. He also serves on Stifel’s land assessment financing and pension obligation banking teams, and has participated in over 200 transactions representing nearly $12 billion in financings.
Prior to joining Stifel, Bob was Director of Investment Banking for Corby Capital Markets where he worked on tax-exempt and taxable borrowings. He has worked with virtually every type of borrower including housing authorities, water and sewer commissions, economic development corporations, parking authorities, nonprofit entities, and real estate developers, in addition to local and state issuers.
Bob’s notable accomplishments include serving as the leading banker for numerous school financings in Massachusetts, the first land assessment financing in Massachusetts, the only municipal-owned minor league baseball stadium in New England, the largest tax-exempt restructurings in Massachusetts, and one of two Pension Obligation bonds transactions in the State. He also worked on a number of legislative initiatives impacting local governments, including the securitization of tax receivables, alternative energy financing, and the creation of special borrowing entities that included the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission and the MWRA. Bob currently serves on the transition teams of two Massachusetts State Treasurers and four Mayors.