Public Finance - Our Team


Jim Blumenthal

Jim Blumenthal, Vice President/Senior Municipal Underwriter, serves as the Lead Investment Banker and primary contact for firm clients.  Mr. Blumenthal serves as the financing manager and is responsible for assisting clients with any long-term financing objectives and conducts workshops and presentations as needed.  Mr. Blumenthal has issued or supported more than $4.5 billion in tax-exempt financings over the last nineteen years. His achievements include organizing and leading efforts to utilize multiple cost effective capital funding sources for selected financing needs at a large national investment bank in addition to the acquisition of high inaugural ratings for several local governments. Prior to joining Martin Nelson & Company, Inc., Mr. Blumenthal served in the Municipal Securities Divisions of UBS Securities LLC and Banc of America Securities LLC.  Mr. Blumenthal received a B.A. in Finance from Seattle Pacific University and currently holds the FINRA series 7, series 52, series 63 and 79 securities licenses.


Andrew Face

Andrew Face, Vice President, Investment Banking
Andrew Face joined the Public Finance Group of Martin Nelson & Co. in October of 2013, adding depth to the team in the financing and business strategy arena.  Andrew began his public finance career in 1989 and has broad experience orchestrating a variety bond offerings.  Andrew’s background includes developing business opportunities resulting in the successful execution of transactions. Mr. Face has worked on more than 100 such financings.  Mr. Face’s strong technical and communication talents enable organizations to better understand the financing options available to them, resulting in the execution of more prudent financial transactions. 

Mr. Face’s investment banking experience had been focused toward educational, project based and pooled financings. These types of financings benefit from Andrew’s strong technical expertise in financial modeling, the business acumen of his CPA background, and his ability to coordinate and communicate the financing process.  Examples of his successes include:

Tacoma School District LGO & UTGO
Brownsburg School Corporation School Lease Revenue
Municipality of Anchorage/State of Alaska Jail Lease Revenue
Alaska Municipal Bond Authority Revenue & GO Pool
Michigan Municipal Bond Authority GO Pool
Snohomish School District UTGO
Northern Wasco PUD Electric Revenue Bonds
Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences Revenue Bonds
Alaska Industrial Dev. & Export Authority Electric Revenue Bonds
Pasco School District UTGO Bonds

Most recently, Mr. Face has gained experience in the private equity and startup finance arenas, adding skills and insights which will benefit municipal and not-for-profit issuers.  Previously, Andrew has served as Vice President of public finance for Prudential Securities and Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation as well as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and Co., where he earned his CPA. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Accounting.



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