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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. PROVEN RESULTS. COLUMBIA

James Prichard joined Columbia Capital in 2012 as Vice President. Mr. Prichard previously worked in the State of Illinois' Office of Management and Budget's Capital Markets Group for five years, most recently as Manager of Capital Markets. During his tenure, Mr. Prichard was extensively involved in the issuance of nearly $27 billion of State debt offerings. His work with the State included the issuance of general obligation bonds, short term certificates, revenue bonds, tobacco securitization bonds, Build America Bonds, and unemployment insurance bonds. He used his quantitative skills to build various financial models used by the State including debt affordability models, a swap mark-to-market model, a GASB No. 53 derivative effectiveness model, and various other debt issuance and management models. In addition to his financial modeling, Mr. Prichard was extensively involved in investor outreach, including national road show presentations and bond rating agency meetings. He was also responsible for analyzing and drafting legislation and was involved in the State‚Äôs budget preparation. Prior to his work for the State of Illinois, Mr. Prichard served as a Graduate Assistant for the Economics program at the University of Illinois.

Mr. Prichard graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lee University with a BS of Business Administration. He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is a Series 50 municipal advisor representative.

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