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Mischler Financial Group Taps Municipal Debt Market Veteran for Leadership Role

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STAMFORD, Conn., April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mischler Financial Group ("MFG"), the securities industry's oldest minority investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans announced today the hiring of public finance veteran Rick Tilghman to the newly created role of Managing Director, Public Finance.

Mr. Tilghman is one of the municipal bond industry's most eminent statesmen and a former U.S. Marine Corps Officer who was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal for Valor and 2 Purple Hearts. In his new role, Mr. Tilghman will contribute close-on 43 years of municipal finance expertise to further advance MFG's investment banking initiatives on behalf of federal, state and local debt issuers throughout the United States.

Prior to joining MFG, Mr. Tilghman was Senior Vice President for minority broker-dealer Ramirez & Co., Inc. He has previously held senior executive public finance roles for Barclays Capital/Lehman Brothers, independent financial advisor Public Resources Advisory Group, Greenwich Partners and regional brokerage First Albany Corporation (since acquired by Jefferies LLC). Mr. Tilghman began his career with The First Boston Corporation (since acquired by Credit Suisse), where he was one of the initial members of the firm's public finance department. During his 27 years of tenure with that global investment bank, he worked on a variety of financings with a concentration on utilities, general government and infrastructure financings. He also was a member of the firm's municipal financial products group which provided capital markets services.

According to Mischler Financial Group CEO Dean Chamberlain, "Rick is indisputably one of the most widely-respected experts throughout the municipal and public finance sectors. The fact that Rick's veteran status includes integral roles at the most respected firms in the industry, as well as his having served with valor while an officer in the US Marines makes him a welcome addition to a team whose caliber and capabilities have proven more than compelling to a broad universe of issuers and institutional investment managers."

About Mischler Financial Group

Headquartered in Newport Beach, California with regional offices in Stamford, CT, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI, MFG is a certified minority broker-dealer and Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise that serves leading institutional investment managers, corporate treasurers, public plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations by providing capital markets services, agency-only execution within the global equities and fixed income markets, and asset management for liquid and alternative investment strategies. The firm's website is located at http://www.mischlerfinancial.com

CONTACT: For Additional Information: Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer (203) 276-6646 Media Contact: Jay Berkman / The JLC Group 203.255.0034

Source:Mischler Financial Group