Mr. McMahon is Executive Vice President of Columbia Capital Management, joining the firm in 2004. Mr. McMahon has years of experience and expertise in the finance industry. He has spent his entire professional career in municipal finance as an investment banker for fifteen (15) years and operated MG McMahon & Co., an independent financial advisory firm, since 1989. In April 1999 MG McMahon & Co. merged with CSG Advisors Incorporated making Mr. McMahon a Senior Financial Advisor with the firm. Mr. McMahon left CSG Advisors to join Columbia Capital in order to better serve his clients. Mr. McMahon has served as financial advisor on over 100 transactions aggregating in excess of $2.5 billion in bonds.
Mr. McMahon has acted as senior manager on numerous financings throughout the country from which he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the underwriting, sale, trading and distribution of municipal securities to both the institutional as well as the retail segments of the municipal bond market.
From 1977 through 1988, Mr. McMahon was an investment banker for Lehman Brothers (and its predecessors), a national investment banking/brokerage firm as a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, from 1973-1977 Mr. McMahon was a Vice President responsible for underwriting and financial advisory activities for a Kansas City based investment banking firm which specialized in the underwriting, trading and sale of municipal bonds for Missouri local governmental units.
Mr. McMahon's prior experience as a senior vice president of a major national investment banking firm allows him to offer invaluable advice in the selection, structuring and implementation process of negotiated or competitive sale of municipal bonds with national, regional and local investment and commercial banking firms.
During Mr. McMahon's public finance career he has worked on housing financings with several state as well as local housing finance agencies and municipal issuers.
Mr. McMahon received his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with a dual emphasis in accounting and finance from the University of Missouri graduating with honors in 1971.