Investment Banking
We advise and structure both public and private market transactions ranging from second-tier capital raising strategies to multi-billion dollar mergers through debt and equity funding.
Focusing on stock and portfolio selection, an experienced BV research team provides turnkey solutions tailored to work in concert with the client investment process.
Sales & Trading
Blaylock Van serves a broad base of institutional investors ranging from plan sponsors and public pension funds to hedge funds and asset managers.
Municipal Finance
Blaylock Van has a committed municipal finance team that continues to grow both geographically and in its origination and distribution capabilities.
Retail investors
Blaylock Van offers a wide array of services for the retail environment.
Retail Investors
We are a full-service broker.
About bv

      The Team

      Louis DeCaro
      Head of Banking – Executive Vice President
      Mr. DeCaro oversees the corporate banking effort at Blaylock Van, LLC and has over 50 years of experience in the securities business in a multitude of functions. Prior to joining Blaylock, Mr. DeCaro managed the U.S. Capital Markets effort for ABN AMRO Bank. In addition, he spent 15 years with JPMorgan as a Managing Director overseeing funding for Banks, Insurance firms, REITs, Finance companies and Healthcare entities. In the 80’s, Mr. DeCaro was a Vice President at Salomon Brothers Mortgage Division, the pioneer firm in developing the overall mortgage securities market. Mr. DeCaro stated his securities career at Citibank in the 70’s, focusing on U.S. Treasuries, Agencies and Mortage Government Securities. He holds a B.S. from St. Johns and an MBA from Pace University.
      Investment Banking | Tarrell Gamble
      Tarrell Gamble
      Senior Vice President – Capital Markets
      Mr. Gamble has over 10 years of experience specializing in the placement of corporate and municipal securities as well as trading government securities for institutional accounts. Additionally, Mr. Gamble is responsible for relationship management and business development with corporations across all areas of the firm. Tarrell completed the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Finance and Banking from San Francisco State University.
      Michael Monagura
      Michael E. Bonagura
      Senior Vice President - Syndicate Manager
      Mr. Bonagura has spent the last 16 years as a bond trader both in the institutional world as well as the retail world. For the last 8 years, Michael ran the fixed income syndicate for Western International Securities in Pasadena, CA as an associate director. The 8 years prior he was at Abel/Noser Corp. in NY as a fixed income trader. Michael holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton.
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      Blaylock Van, LLC is Wall Street’s longest continuously operated African American investment banking and financial services company, providing corporate debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading and municipal finance for over 30 years.
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      Johns Creek, GA 30097
      (678) 566-3653
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