John Phan, Principal, provides financial advisory services to schools, colleges/universities, cities, non-profits and water districts. John began his public finance career in 2000 as an Underwriter. Over his 14-year underwriting career, John completed over 100 financing transactions totaling more than $2 billion, including debt financings such as revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, lease revenue bonds, certificates of participation, pension obligation bonds, special tax Mello-Roos bonds, and redevelopment bonds.
John’s experience as an Underwriter considerably impacts his ability to save his current financial advisory clients significant financing costs. He has saved millions of dollars of interest cost for his clients based on his knowledge of the capital markets, in-depth understanding of the steps involved in the bond interest-rate setting process (“pricing”), expertise with structuring bond cash flows, experience managing the investor outreach process, and familiarity with all types of debt instruments.
John’s most recent notable transactions include providing financial advisory services on several direct placements, pension obligation bonds for a natural “AAA” borrower, and obligated group bond financings for various schools.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley.