Finance Veteran Sean Boyea Joins Siebert Williams Shank as Managing Director
Siebert Williams Shank & Co. (SWS), the nation’s leading woman- and minority-owned, non-bank financial firm, has announced the hiring of Sean Boyea as the firm’s newest Managing Director. Throughout his career, Mr. Boyea has been integral to delivering $50 billion worth of sustainable municipal investment banking, as well as market share growth.
Based in the firm’s newly established Sacramento office, he is a seasoned industry veteran with more than three decades of business development, strategic planning and client relationship expertise. He was a Principal at the Williams Capital Group for a decade prior to the company’s merger with Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.
“ I am delighted to join the Siebert Williams Shank & Co. team,”said Mr. Boyea. “I have long admired the firm’s preeminent position as an unparalleled provider of client-focused capital market actionable ideas, products, and services. Their proven combination of commitment, creativity, and capital delivers exceptional value to clients.”
During his prior tenure, he managed prominent infrastructure, transportation, higher education, healthcare, and utility financings, and maintained integral relationships with key stakeholders and government entities, including the State of California, Regents of the University of California, California State University, Department of Water Resources (DWR), Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP), City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), and the State of Oregon.
“We are excited to add a very experienced banker with relationships throughout California and the West Coast, thus expanding our coverage team in the region with a valuable new resource,”said Grace Yuen, SWS Managing Director & Head of West Region.
Most recently, Boyea was Senior Vice President at UMB Bank, establishing more than $12 billion in new funding mandates while executing the bank’s West Coast and New York City municipal investment banking strategy, working with clients including the State of California, University of California, California State University, State of Arizona, State of Oregon, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, City of Los Angeles, and the City of New York.
Boyea has previously held roles at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, among others. He earned an executive MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business & Accounting from California State University, Los Angeles.
Gary Hall, Partner and President of Infrastructure & Public Finance, pointed to the addition of Mr. Boyea, as yet another example of the firm’s growing market presence. “ SWS has a rich history for being opportunistic during economic downturns and recovery periods. I wouldn’t be surprised if we make other strategic hires in the near-term.”
SWS counts 74 Fortune 100 companies among its clients and in the last year is credited with 65 bond deals worth $8.1 billion. Recent municipal bond deals done by SWS as bookrunner have ranged in size from $3 million to $1.75 billion for the state of California, the largest transaction ever senior-managed by an MWBE firm.
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