DA Davidson welcomes veteran public finance investment banker Lee White


DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DA Davidson & Co. today announced that the firm has strengthened its Fixed Income Capital Markets group with the addition of Lee White, a veteran public finance investment banker. White joins the company as general manager and is based in Denver.

With decades of underwriting experience, White has a solid reputation and a long history of success for clients in many industries. His career has been marked by transactions in student housing, project finance, higher education, public administration, stadiums and renewable energies. His work is represented in hundreds of buildings in Colorado and across the United States, including Coors Field, Denver Broncos Mile High Stadium, and the Colorado Judicial Center/History Colorado Center.

“Lee is a trusted banker who brings important knowledge and relationships that align well with our platform,” said Marc Dispense, president of Fixed Income Capital Markets. “His addition represents our continued commitment to expanding our banking strategy in conjunction with our well-established sales and trading network.”

In addition to advising and leading fundraising for nearly $10 billion to date, White has experience in government and as an education advocate. He was a member of Governor Richard Lamm’s cabinet, serving as executive director of the Colorado Department of Administration and the Colorado State Office of Planning and Budget. He has provided leadership for numerous civic organizations, including serving on the Denver School Board and as Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Prep Charter School Network Board. He also volunteers for several philanthropic and civic organizations.

White was previously chief executive of Stifel Financial Corp. and, prior to the acquisition, director of the Colorado, higher education and renewable energy businesses of George K. Baum.

DA Davidson & Co.’s Fixed Income Capital Markets group is a national leader in raising capital through fixed income banking, distribution and custodial strategy. With 31 locations across the United States, the group is consistently ranked among the top companies in the country. The Fixed Income team serves new clients in public finance and taxable debt issuance, and maintains a diverse sales and trading group that interacts with taxable and tax-exempt investors, including banks, credit unions, insurance companies, bond funds, fund managers and trust companies. .

About DA Davidson Companies

DA Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services company providing a range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 with headquarters in Great Falls, Montana, and regional headquarters in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,525 employees and offices in 27 states.

Subsidiaries include: DA Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm based in the North West, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity capital markets and fixed income services , and tips; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; DA Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser that provides fixed income portfolio and advisory services.

For more information, visit dadavidson.com.

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