Brendan Watkins

Vice President
Public Finance Investment Banking

Email  |  Tel: +1 503 275-8307

Brendan Watkins joined Piper Sandler in 2014. He focuses on financial modeling, debt structuring and related analyses for local governments and school districts in the Pacific Northwest. He performs analyses of bond issue structuring options, levy rate impacts and refunding opportunities. His work provides issuers with the information necessary to evaluate short-term and long-term capital needs and effectively manage borrowings. Watkins is involved with all stages of the bond issuance process including the review of official statements, credit analysis, rating presentations and credit enhancement strategies, the execution of public offerings, and closing activities.

Watkins joined the Piper Sandler team after spending two years with Wedbush Securities serving in a similar capacity. Prior to working in public finance, he spent five years covering the financial technology and construction products/materials industries for the Equity Capital Markets group of D.A. Davidson. He was appointed by the Governor in to serve as a member of Multnomah County’s Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission February 2013 through June 2019. Brendan graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in economics and holds a Series 7 and 50 securities license.