Former Philadelphia City Treasurer Joins Top Bond Firm
By: Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C.
Ms. Johnson, who previously served as Senior Vice President at the firm, was the Philadelphia City Treasurer from January 2016 through July 2019. In her new role, she will work in both the Capital Markets and Public Finance divisions of SCSCO, the nation's No. 1 MWBE municipal bond underwriter.
She will spearhead development of new broker-dealer business, as well as investment banking deal origination.
As City Treasurer, Ms. Johnson oversaw cash management and investments of city funds and management of the $9 billion debt portfolio. She was also responsible for the issuance of all bonds.
From 2015-2016, she was Senior Vice President at SCSCO, providing quantitative analysis and budget modeling to structure deals in Pennsylvania and North and South Carolina.
"Rasheia's strong relationships and deep knowledge of the Pennsylvania market and the surrounding region will be of huge value and help us reach even greater heights in leading new issuances, for both corporate and municipal clients," said CEO and Chairwoman Suzanne Shank.
"This is a big win for our public finance business, as Rasheia is one of the great talents in the industry and proven professional,"
"I am excited to rejoin this dynamic and successful team, and I look forward to expanding our business in Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic markets," said Ms. Johnson. "There is a lot of opportunity, on both the corporate and public finance side to spearhead major projects that will enormously benefit the region and grow our already considerable footprint."
During her 15-plus-year career as a municipal finance investment banker and financial advisor, Ms. Johnson has managed over $10 billion in transactions.
Before SCSCO, she was Vice President at Loop Capital Markets, helping to open its Philadelphia office.
Previously, Ms. Johnson served for five years as Financial Advisor Consultant at Public Financial Management in Philadelphia, where she provided technical and quantitative work.
She was the Assistant to the Director of Finance and Debt Management for the city of Philadelphia, where she helped issue and manage tax-exempt debt and other financial products.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Albright College and Series 52 and 63 licenses.
Siebert Cisneros Shank has transacted more than $2 trillion of municipal bonds and $1.1 trillion of corporate bond and equity transactions since its founding in 1996.