Blaylock Robert Van Announces Opening of Columbus Office Overseen by Veteran Public Finance Banker William Matlock

OAKLAND, Calif.--()--Blaylock Robert Van, LLC, a leading minority-owned investment bank and financial services company, announced today that it has opened an office in Columbus, OH, overseen by William E. Matlock, Jr., a Senior Investment Banker with nearly three decades of experience.

“Bill is very well-known and respected throughout the Midwest and Texas, and his rejoining our firm underscores our commitment to these regions”

Mr. Matlock, who has been named a senior vice president, most recently was managing director at CastleOak Securities, where he served as the firm’s relationship manager for Midwest public sector clients. Earlier, he was a managing director at SBK-Brooks Investment Corp. Mr. Matlock has also held various public sector positions, including Deputy Director of Investments and Debt Management for the State Treasurer of Ohio as well as Senior Treasury Management & Investments Officer for The Ohio State University.

“Bill is very well-known and respected throughout the Midwest and Texas, and his rejoining our firm underscores our commitment to these regions,” said Eric Van Standifer, president of Blaylock Robert Van. “He has extensive experience managing and structuring major bond issues, and he has a first-hand understanding of the needs and pressures facing debt issuers. Our clients will greatly benefit from Bill’s knowledge, experience, and contacts.”

Mr. Matlock holds a BBA in Accounting and Financial Management from Cleveland State University. He has also completed graduate coursework at the Canon Financial Institute at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he obtained the designation of Certified Corporate Trust Specialist. Mr. Matlock is a past board member of the City of Columbus Sinking Fund Commission and currently serves on the Audit Committee of the Ohio School Board Association. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Municipal Advisory Council, and the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Medical Association Foundation.

Born in Memphis and raised in Ohio, Mr. Matlock holds Series 7 and Series 63 Securities licenses.


Blaylock Robert Van, LLC (“BRV”) is a full service, minority-owned investment banking and financial services company which provides corporate debt and equity underwriting, research, sales and trading, and municipal finance services to a blue chip client roster consisting of America’s largest and most innovative corporations, financial institutions, municipalities, and high net worth clients. Headquartered in Oakland, CA, with offices in Oakland, New York City, and Chicago, BRV provides seasoned experience and technologically advanced capabilities valued by its long-standing clients.


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