The Team


Senior Vice President

William Crabbe has over 30 years of experience in municipal sales and trading, covering major institutions. He has held Senior Vice President or Partner positions at several firms including Kidder Peabody, Dillon Read, Everen Securities, Southwest Securities and others. Mr. Crabbe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from University of Tampa and holds both Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.



Senior Vice President – Municipal Sales and Trading

Mr. Engles has over 25 years experience in fixed income specializing in municipal finance.  Prior to joining Blaylock Van, Mr. Engles was Vice President of Municipal Finance at Fidelity Capital Markets.  He has help senior positions at several major financial institutions including Ramirez & Co., DLJ, Kidder Peabody and JP Morgan.  Mr. Engles is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and earned an MBA from the Wharton School .  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.



Senior Vice President, Public Finance

Mr. Ly joined the Firm in 2017 and is responsible for client development, relationship management and transaction oversight with a focus on Midwest and Southeast clients.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ly was an investment banker with Piper Jaffray, Benchmark Securities, CastleOak Securities and KeyBanc Capital Markets.  Previously, he was the head of training at Ferrand Consulting Group, Inc., the parent company of Munex, and a Senior Financial Analyst at Chapman and Cutler.  Mr. Ly is an Honors College graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with dual BA degrees in Economics and Finance. He holds FINRA Municipal Securities Representative (Series 52) and Uniform State Law (Series 63) licenses.



Senior Vice President, Sales and Trading

Ed Moore has over 30 years experience in Institutional sales of municipal bonds, corporate bonds and equities. He has held senior level positions with Chapdelaine & Co., M.R. Beal & Co., Lebenthal & Co., and CastleOak Securities. He is a graduate of Manhattan College, having earned a BBA in Accounting, with a Minor in Economics. He holds Series 7, 53, 63 licenses.



Senior Vice President –  Lead Municipal Underwriter

Mr. Palmieri has over 25 years experience with sales and trading of municipal bonds. Prior to joining BV, he was with Webster Bank in institutional sales servicing mutual funds, money managers and trust departments. Mr. Palmieri graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, where he earned a BBA in Finance and Investments.



Senior Vice President, Public Finance

Mr. Womack joined Blaylock Van in April 2017 from Roosevelt & Cross where he was a Senior Vice President in Public Finance, where he was responsible primarily for serving major issuers in the Northeast, including the City of New York, New York State and its major authorities, the State of Connecticut, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the District of Columbia. He has more than 35 years experience in public finance, serving as senior manager for issues totaling nearly $8 billion in aggregate par value. His transaction experience includes general obligation bonds, essential service utility revenue bonds, housing and private activity bonds for not-for-profit and for-profit obligors.

Prior to joining Roosevelt & Cross, he was a Managing Director and Director of the Northeast Region at Rice Financial Products Company. Before joining Rice, he was a Director in the Infrastructure Group at Citigroup. Mr. Womack is a graduate of Yale University and earned an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. He maintains Series 7, 52, 53 and 63 registrations.



Support Banker, Associate

Will Howarth provides analytical and transactional support to the BV municipal team. Mr. Howarth began his career with Bloomberg LP as an analyst in the fixed income group. He is currently serving as a support banker where his role includes quantitative analysis, as well as creating marketing materials for current municipal clients and potential issuers. He graduated from Rutgers University Business School in New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Mr. Howarth holds a FINRA Municipal Securities Representative (Series 52) registration.




Gurami Kiladze joined Blaylock Van in November of 2018 from NW Capital Markets where he was an associate in the Municipal Finance Group. His primary responsibilities are quantitative analysis as well as creating marketing materials for current and prospective clients. He began his career at Bonwick Capital Partners, where he worked in the Structured Finance Group and later the Municipal Finance Group. Mr. Kiladze graduated from Baruch College with a BA in Economics. He holds FINRA Series 52 and 63 securities registrations.