John Feery recently joined William Blair as a Managing Director and Head of Municipal Underwriting. He joins our team adding over 30 years of experience underwriting tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds.
Mr. Feery’s professional experience includes over 25 years at PaineWebber/UBS, where he underwrote an excess of $25 billion in par amount of senior managed transactions per year for transactions of all sizes, credit ratings and structures. Among Mr. Feery’s noted accomplishments is serving as lead underwriter on some of the nation’s largest bond issues including the first time issue for the State of Massachusetts School Building Authority where he established pre-marketing procedures still utilized by the marketplace.
Mr. Feery is a nationally recognized underwriter who has worked as lead underwriter for numerous high profile issuers across the country, including several stadium finance deals. In Texas, Mr. Feery worked on Harris County-Houston Sports Authority’s Reliant Park financing, as well as the City of Arlington’s Dallas Cowboys Complex financing.
Mr. Feery is a graduate of Providence College with a B.S. in Accounting and holds his Series 7, 63, and 52 licenses.