New York, NY – Drexel Hamilton is pleased to announce that Eric Eberth, Vice President of Municipal Finance, has been named a “Rising Star” of 2017 by The Bond Buyer. The second-annual Rising Stars program showcases the brightest young minds in the municipal bond industry.
Eberth joined Drexel Hamilton in 2011, working side-by-side with longtime underwriter Thomas Mead.
“We were just a two-person department in 2011,” said Mead, reflecting on the start of the firm’s municipal business. “I was focused on getting us approved with issuers, and that left Eric to do pretty much everything else – and he did it.”
In 2012, Eberth led the department’s expansion to California as part of Drexel Hamilton’s effort to increase its presence across the West Coast. Based in Sacramento, he currently serves as the manager of the California office and focuses most of his time facing municipal issuers, maintaining relationships with entities in California and along the West Coast.
Eberth is a former AH-64D Apache Longbow pilot from Salem, Oregon. He is a service-disabled Army veteran and also served in the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. Eberth integrated his military experience into his work in municipal finance, accepting any and all challenges with the calm demeanor and calculated reasoning expected of a seasoned military leader.
The goal of The Bond Buyer’s Rising Stars Initiative is to identify municipal finance professionals under the age of 40 whose leadership, collaborative spirit, innovation and creativity have enabled them to make a positive contribution to the community. All of the 2017 Rising Stars were honored at The Bond Buyer’s flagship California Public Finance conference in Carlsbad, California on September 25th and are listed on The Bond Buyer’s website.