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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. PROVEN RESULTS. COLUMBIA

Rick Kiss joined Columbia Capital in 2019 after serving as Managing Director at C.M. de Crinis & Co., Inc. He has been working in the field of California public finance since 1984. During this time, Mr. Kiss has generated, structured, and closed a wide variety of municipal financings. These financings include general obligation bonds; redevelopment tax allocation financings; assessment bonds; community facility district bonds; water and sewer revenue bonds; general fund leases (COPs); and, tax and revenue anticipation notes. Mr. Kiss has structured more than 400 financings for dozens of California public agencies over his career. Using assessment district bonds and community facility district bonds, Mr. Kiss has financed the infrastructure for more than 100,000 single family homes and many millions of square feet of commercial/ industrial development.

Prior to joining C.M. de Crinis & Co., Inc., Mr. Kiss worked in the public finance departments of a number of national and regional investment banks in California. Before moving into public finance investment banking, Mr. Kiss served as a bond attorney for three years.

Mr. Kiss received his law degree from the University of Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Kiss received his B.A. from Boston College. He is registered with the SEC as a Series 50 municipal advisor representative.

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