stephen B. Clark, of Counsel
Mr. Clark has been in the professional practice of public finance for over 40 years. During his career, Mr. Clark has served a variety of public entity and nonprofit clients both as a financial advisor and as an underwriter. He has participated in transactions totaling more than $10 billion.
Since forming S.B. Clark Companies in 2001, Mr. Clark has led the firm to establish financial advisory relationships with public housing authorities, a variety of not-for-profit organizations from large healthcare providers to small food banks, as well as with state agencies, universities, school districts, cities, and for-profit developers. He is skilled in helping clients structure and negotiate execution of LIHTC, NMTC, HUD and other federal financing sources, conventional financing products and tax-exempt bonds.
Prior to forming S.B. Clark Companies, Mr. Clark was Managing Director and Regional Manager for Public Finance with Piper Jaffray & Co. for 11 years, helping launch and then overseeing their Denver office. Before that, Mr. Clark was employed with Boettcher & Co. for 13 years, the last three years of which he was Executive Vice President of Fixed Income overseeing the firm’s public finance investment banking, its bond trading and sales operations and chairing the firm’s commitment committee. During Mr. Clark’s tenure as an investment banker he obtained National Association of Securities Dealers Licenses Series 7, 8, 24, 53 and 63. In 2017, Mr. Clark passed the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Series 50 test to be licensed as a “municipal advisor” under the Dodd-Frank legislation. Mr. Clark completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Prescott College and his Masters of Public Administration at the University of Colorado.
Mr. Clark has been an involved community member throughout his career and has served in board chair and treasurer roles for organizations including the Denver Health Foundation, Senior Housing Options, the Downtown Denver Partnership, Montana State University Foundation, and as a trustee of The Colorado Trust, a philanthropic foundation.