Team

Leadership

Michael Busch

Chief Executive Officer

Michael P. Busch joined Urban Futures following a successful career in municipal government. Mr. Busch currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm and manages day-to-day operations.

Jon Isom

Managing Principal

Jon Isom has worked exclusively with California school and community college districts since he began his career in 1998. During his 12 years in the industry, Jon has worked to successfully implement over 100 bond programs.

Team

Doug Anderson

Managing Principal

Mr. Anderson provides financial advisory and redevelopment implementation services to our clients. He specializes in tax increment and revenue financings, and has provided financial advisory services on over $2 billion of tax exempt and taxable bond financings.

Katelyn Brewer

Analyst

Katelyn Brewer is an analyst in the firm’s Southern California office and provides support to the Finance Department.

Rex Despain

Managing Principal

Since 1986, Rex Despain has helped scores of districts obtain needed capital. He has participated in a variety of financings, including COPs, GO bonds, Assessment District bonds, Mello-Roos bonds, and TRANs.

Steve Dukett

Managing Principal

Steve Dukett specializes in the planning and implementation of economic and community development, affordable housing, asset management, public facility, public infrastructure financing and grant programs.

Wing-See Fox

Principal

Wing-See Fox joins Urban Futures as a Principal after spending two years at Raymond James Public Finance as a Vice President.

Greg Isom

Managing Principal

Greg Isom has worked exclusively with California school districts since 2004. During his ten years, Greg has worked to successfully implement over 100 bond programs totaling over $4 billion in authorization.

Ken Lee

Principal

Ken Lee has more than 18 years of public and private sector community development, organizational management, and economic forecasting experience.

Jason List

Principal

Jason List has worked primarily with school districts since 2003. Jason has spent his career focusing on finding financial solutions to meet school district capital and operating needs.

Nate McAllister

Associate

Nate is in his fifth year working with school districts and has assisted over 50 districts pass school bond and parcel tax measures since 2010. He is currently assisting another 40 school districts with G.O. Bond programs for 2014.

Jim Morris

Principal

Jim Morris is the Principal at InCity Consulting, he has twenty years of experience working in the fields of public policy, municipal law, economic development, and public agency governance and leadership.

Janice Peters

Principal

Janice Peters, Principal (Walnut Creek) – has worked primarily with school districts since 2005 developing bond programs and facilitating the issuance of bonds. Her focus is on creating sensible programs that meet the needs of her clients and their community.

John Phan

Principal

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.

Jeff Pickett

Principal

Jeff Pickett has worked with California school and community college district since beginning his career in 2000. His experience includes developing financing programs and analyzing financial opportunities for districts.

William Reynolds

Principal

William Reynolds has been brought on to the team at Urban Futures, Inc. (UFI) to further expand the pool of experts available to clients. Mr. Reynolds has worked in public finance for more than 40 years.

Kathleen Robles

Sr. Project Manager

Kathleen Robles specializes in economic and community development, project management, roadway design, solid waste management, regulatory compliance, brownfields management, and grant programs.

Russell Sager

Analyst

Mr. Sager is an analyst in the firm’s Southern California office and provides support to the Finance Department. His duties consist of research and analysis relating to bond issuance, and assisting in the firm’s general operations.

Makiko Sato

Principal

Makiko Sato has been working with California school districts since 2003 with a focus on planning and implementing responsible and sustainable bond programs.

David Siris

Principal

David is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of California. He spent over eight years with both national and local public accounting firms as an audit supervisor.