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R. Seelaus & Company, Inc. Hires Co-Heads of Debt Origination and Syndication

Summit, NJ (March 24, 2017) – R. Seelaus and Co., Inc., the New Jersey based broker dealer and Women’s Business Enterprise, is pleased to announce the hire of a new Syndicate and Debt Capital Markets team led by veteran origination and syndication professionals Leslie Graves and Jim Brucia. As Co-Heads, they bring a wealth of experience to the Seelaus team and are charged with developing a robust primary market presence for the firm.

“There is an enormous opportunity for a firm like Seelaus to add value to issuers looking to meet diversity goals in the primary market” said Annie Seelaus Mitnick, Chief Executive Officer of R. Seelaus & Co., Inc. “We have been a strong liquidity provider in the secondary market for over thirty years and can bring that distribution and market expertise to any issuer looking to access the capital markets. As a firm committed to providing opportunities for women in finance, we are particularly encouraged by the increased focus on diversity firm inclusion in this space.”

Leslie joins having spent the last five years building the Bank and Finance origination business as a Managing Director at veteran owned firm Mischler Financial Group Inc. Prior to joining Mischler, Leslie worked at Credit Suisse for 26 years as a floating rate note trader and later as a fixed income syndicate professional focused on frequent issuers including agencies, domestic and yankee banks, and corporate MTN issuers.

Jim joins with over thirty years of experience in the corporate bond market, most recently as head of U.S. Debt Capital Markets and Syndicate at BBVA. Prior to that, Jim was Co-Head of Debt Finance for the Americas at HSBC and served in a variety of trading and syndicate roles at JP Morgan and its predecessor organizations.

Jim and Leslie bring to Seelaus a wealth of experience covering the largest and most frequent borrowers in the global marketplace.


R. Seelaus & Company, Inc.

R. Seelaus and Co., Inc. is an investment firm with offices in downtown Summit, NJ and Boston, MA. Since opening its doors in 1984 as a municipal bond dealer, the firm has grown into a full-service financial firm housing more than 60 professionals and meeting the planning, investing, and trading needs of individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and institutional investors. In addition R. Seelaus and Co., Inc. is a State and National certified WBE. For more information about R. Seelaus & Co., visit Member FINRA/SIPC

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