Joseph E. Nassif

Managing Director
Public Finance Investment Banking

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Joseph Nassif

Joe Nassif is a managing director in charge of the Piper Sandler public finance office in Charleston, West Virginia. He joined the firm in 2012 and has over 23 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience. Nassif has completed over $11.424 billion worth of taxable and tax-exempt municipal bond issues in West Virginia for a wide variety of issuers and projects, including general obligation and revenue bonds secured by annual appropriations, local levied property taxes, incremental property taxes, municipal and excise sales taxes, state and local governmental leases, tolls, lottery revenue, water and wastewater, higher education revenue and hospital and healthcare revenue. He has significant experience with the structure and sale of public offerings and private placements for investment grade, non-rated and insured credits. He also has substantial experience with the State of West Virginia and its issuing authorities, including the School Building Authority, Water Development Authority, Economic Development Authority, Tobacco Settlement Finance Authority, Higher Education Policy Commission and Parkways Authority. At the local level, he has close working relationships with numerous municipalities, county commissions, building commissions, county boards of education, development authorities, universities, colleges and healthcare providers across West Virginia.

Prior to joining Piper Sandler, Nassif was a public finance investment banker and director at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, he worked as a vice president at Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. from 1998 to 2008. Nassif also served as a White House Administratively Determined Appointee under the Clinton administration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from 1994 to 1998, where he managed executive-level reinventing government projects and prepared briefing materials for the Administrator of USAID. From 1990 to 1994, he was a deputy project manager and economist for USAID’s Economic and Social Data Services Project, where he provided statistical and quantitative analysis to support policy makers, economists and development experts in Washington, D.C., as well as over 80 programs abroad. While at USAID, he co-authored 10 publications in international trade and investment, socio-economic trends and reinventing government.

Nassif holds a master’s degree in economics from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University. He also holds FINRA registrations for the Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 50 (Municipal Advisor Representative), Series 52 (Municipal Securities Representative), Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent).