Rick Brandis is a Managing Director and one of the founding members of the Brandis Tallman Division of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. His expertise lies in structuring and pricing municipal debt. By performing due diligence to meet disclosure requirements necessary for the sale and distribution of bonds, Rick found that extensive disclosure can provide a platform for more investor participation, which can help the pricing of a financing. Through his relationships with both municipal agencies and the investor community, Rick understands the balance between issuer needs and what the investing public will buy.
Rick began his career in the municipal securities industry in 1985, concentrating on municipal bond trading and underwriting. In 1995, he brought his expertise to directly serve public agencies as an investment banker with Mark Pressman Associates. Rick went on to serve as Vice President of Public Finance and head underwriter for Redwood Securities Group, Inc., and then co-founded Brandis Tallman in 2002. With over 35 years of well-rounded experience in municipal finance, Rick brings his market knowledge to each transaction.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and maintains Series 7, 24, 53, and 63 licenses.