John Crandall is an Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Public Finance at George K. Baum & Company, a national investment banking firm with an industry-leading municipal bond business founded in 1928. Mr. Crandall started his public finance career in 1986 with a Wall Street firm. Since joining GKB in 1988, he has represented the Firm on more than 600 Utah municipal bond issues totaling more than $20 billion. Beginning in September 2018, Mr. Crandall was promoted to serve as GKB’s Co-Head of Public Finance. Additionally, he serves on the Firm’s Operating Team consisting of the Co-Heads of Public Finance, Capital Markets and Planning & Development. Collectively, the Operating Team assists in managing GKB’s municipal finance services.
Since entering municipal finance in the mid-1980s, Mr. Crandall has been very active in advising, structuring, enhancing and underwriting all types of municipal securities, focusing on utility revenue and general obligation transactions. During the past three decades, GKB has raised billions of dollars for water, sewer and electric districts, raising capital for critical infrastructure. This capital has also provided meaningful impact to our nation’s local economic growth. An integral part of each financing is analyzing and modeling revenues, expenses and future capital costs, as well as presenting the financing credit to rating agencies and the general tax-exempt market.
Mr. Crandall currently serves as Chair of the State of Utah Private Activity Bond Authority Board and serves on the board of a Utah domiciled insurance company. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an emphasis in Tax Accounting and Finance from the University of Utah.