Joseph E. Nassif

Managing Director
Public Finance Investment Banking

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Joseph Nassif

Joe Nassif is a managing director of the Piper Sandler public finance office in Charleston, West Virginia. He joined the firm in 2012 and has over 18 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience. He has completed over $9 billion in taxable and tax-exempt municipal bond transactions in West Virginia for special taxing districts (tax increment financing and sales tax), lease revenue, water and wastewater, lottery, and higher education structures. Nassif has experience with the State of West Virginia and its authorities, including School Building Authority, Water Development Authority, Economic Development Authority, Tobacco Settlement Finance Authority, Hospital Finance Authority and Higher Education Policy Commission. He has worked with universities across the State to issue bonds for residence halls, student activity centers, athletic facilities and infrastructure. At the local government level, Nassif has provided financial advisory and investment banking services to county commissions, cities, county boards of education, building commissions and public service districts throughout West Virginia.

Prior to Piper Sandler, Nassif was a public finance investment banker with Raymond James & Associates as a director, and with Ferris, Baker Watts as a vice president. From 1994 to 1998, he served as a White House Administratively Determined Appointee under the President Clinton Administration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, D.C., where he managed executive-level reinventing government projects and prepared briefing materials for the Administrator. 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 and 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.