William A. O’Connor


William A. O’Connor began his career in 1996, working in the tax-exempt sales and trading department as a trading assistant at the original O’Connor & Company Securities. Since then, Mr. O’Connor has obtained his Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 53 and 63 licenses. Mr. O’Connor began underwriting municipal bond issues in 1997 and has been involved in pricing, marketing and closing over $113 billion in municipal bond issues, over $2.3 billion of these as senior manager. He has served as lead underwriter for over $1 online task management.4 billion of non-rated financings in California and New Mexico. Mr. O’Connor is considered an expert in the marketing and underwriting of land-secured financings and has spoken at several conferences regarding this subject.

Prior to co-founding O’Connor & Company Securities, Mr. O’Connor worked for a national broker-dealer for seven years. During this time, he served as lead underwriter for all of the firm’s negotiated and competitive issues in the western region and was an institutional municipal bond trader for five of these years. He also managed all trading, sales and underwriting activities of the Newport Beach branch during this time.

Mr. O’Connor received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Arizona University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

William J. O’Connor


Mr. O’Connor began his municipal bond career in 1960 with the Wall Street Company of R.W. Ellwood. From 1961-65, Mr. O’Connor worked for J.J. Kenny, the largest municipal bond broker on Wall Street. From 1966-83, Mr. O’Connor was employed in Los Angeles by Shearson/American Express and its predecessors, and became the Manager of Shearson West Coast Municipal Bond Department in 1976. He founded, and has been President and C.E.O. of, an independent investment banking company specializing in Municipal Finance since May of 1983.

Mr. O’Connor has been responsible for pricing, underwriting and distribution of more than 1 1/2 billion dollars in mortgage revenue bonds and more than $5 billion of various types of municipal bonds. Mr. O’Connor has underwritten more mortgage revenue bonds in California than any other individual. He has also structured numerous lease revenue; assessment district, Mello-Roos and Tax Allocation bond issues, as well as Certificates of Participation.

Mr. O’Connor was elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Securities Association (Western Division) in 1981. He completed his three year term as Chairman of the Board in 1983. He continues to serve on the Public Securities Association’s National Legislative Committee. He was elected to the Business Conduct Committee of the NASD in 1984 and in 1986 served as Co-Chairman of that Board.

Brent Stutman

Senior Vice President

Brent Stutman has over 14 years of experience in the municipal bond field. Mr. Stutman began his career in 1998, working for Prudential Securities as a Municipal Bond Liaison on the Los Angeles Municipal Trading Desk. In 2004, Mr. Stutman moved to Wells Fargo Institutional Brokerage where he helped establish the California Municipal Trading and Underwriting Department and was responsible for day to day trading activities. In 2007, he was recruited to Oppenheimer and Company as Vice President of Institutional Sales were he sold a variety of securities including taxable and tax exempt bonds. Thereafter, he joined O’Connor and Company in 2009 as Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Sales.

Mr. Stutman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from the University of Arizona in 1998. In 2002, Mr. Stutman received his Masters in Business and Public Administration with an emphasis on Globalization from the University of Phoenix. He is a board member of the Los Angeles Municipal Bond Club and currently has the Series 4, 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses.

Jon White

Senior Vice President

Mr. White has been a public finance banker for 26 years, concentrating within the State of California. Prior to his eight years with Chilton & Associates, Mr. White worked with other major bond firms covering a wide range of school district, city and redevelopment issues.

Mr. White has worked on over $8 billion of tax-exempt financing structures including general obligation bonds, certificates of participation, Mello-Roos bonds, assessment district bonds, tax allocation bonds, revenue bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes and a variety of short-term notes. Mr. White has extensive experience with variable rate structures. His experience includes the whole range of municipalities, with an emphasis on school districts, cities and redevelopment agencies. Mr. White is an expert on refundings and has worked on advance, current and variable interest period refunding structures.

Mr. White is a member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, the League of California Cities, California Redevelopment Association and Coalition for Adequate Housing.

Mr. White received his BA degree in economics from University of California at Santa Barbara (1983) and received his MBA degree, with an emphasis in finance, from the University of California at Los Angeles (1991).