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Jay Ryals

Managing Director | Public Finance

Jay Ryals is a Managing Director in Mesirow Public Finance. He is responsible for working with municipalities, libraries, colleges and airports with a focus on Indiana issuers. He also routinely works with planning and structuring tax-exempt lease financings and with Building Corporations to help them obtain all approvals needed to complete their building projects.  

Jay is experienced in managing the financing needed for universities, hospitals, utilities, airport authorities, pooled financings, advance refunding, cash defeasance, tax increment, special revenue bonds, and economic development bonds. He works directly with rating agencies, bond insurers, and credit enhancers to obtain all approvals need on publicly offered project and with institutional and portfolio managers on private placement offerings.

Jay is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Business (Accounting) and a B.S. in Public Finance.  He holds FINRA Series 7, 53, 79, 52, and 63 licenses. Jay is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.