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It was an early Thanksgiving for Blaylock Van, LLC
, the longest continuously operating Black-owned investment banking firm in the country, with its virtual 30-year anniversary celebration on Nov. 16. The Blaylock Van team was joined by investors, advisors and financial professionals from across the country to commemorate the firm’s 30th year of top-tier investment advisory services.
Blaylock Van CEO and President Eric Standifer kicked off the celebration with a window to the past and a focus on the future. He shared some of the firm’s notable accomplishments, goals for the years to come, and focus on a culture that respects diversity, innovation and supporting the community.
“Not every financial services organization gets to celebrate 30 years of success, let alone a Black-owned investment banking firm. We don’t take our success lightly. Rather, we recognize the value of supporting other minority-led organizations, a sustainable cultureand the personal touch in what can be a fractured industry,” Standifer said. “As we celebrate the holiday season, we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to.”
Other event speakers included: David Goeddel, Managing Partner, The Column Group; Tony Mason, Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer & Tax Collector Office Los Angeles County; James Roundtree, Managing Director, BNY Mellon, Pershing; Richard Piket, Chief Investment Officer (Retired), San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System; Walton Pearson, Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Brown Capital Management; Edward Bridge, Director of Funding - Office of Funding, Office of Finance FHLB; Sonja Beaubien, Vice President Investor Relations & Marketing, Fannie Mae; Ronald Blaylock, Founder and Managing Partner, Gen X 360 Capital Partners; Chris Williams, Chairman of Board of Directors, Siebert, Williams, Shank & Co., LLC; David Womack, Deputy Director - Financing Policy and Coordination, The City of New York Office of Management and Budget; Katano Kasaine, Assistant General Manager, CFO Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; George Goeke, Treasurer, AT&T; and Chris Coffey, Senior Vice President & Managing Director - Funding, Liquidity & Investment, Synchrony Financial.