James Gomez

JAMES GOMEZ
Phone: 917-743-7134
E-mail: gomez.jameson@gmail.com

SUMMARY
Managing Director with 30-years experience in Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Responsible for relationships with major clients as well as solicitation and execution of “franchise” transactions. Excellent new business solicitation and client coverage skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Managing Director, Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking Group, New York -- 1978 to 2008 -- Sample transactions on which I served as lead banker in their solicitation and execution:

$1.4 billion basis swap -- 2008 -- Goldman Sachs was the lead counterparty. At the time, one of the largest swaps in the public finance market

$4 billion Sales Tax Bonds -- 2007 -- Goldman Sachs proposed and structured a $4 billion financing secured by sales taxes. Book managed $2.7 billion tranche. Instrumental in obtaining authorizing legislation. At the time, one of the two largest bond issues book managed by the GS Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking Group. Nominated as Deal-of-the-Year.

$1.7 billion basis swap -- 2006 -- Goldman Sachs was the lead counterparty. At the time, one of the largest swaps executed for a “state” level issuer.

$800 million IPO -- 2006 -- At the time, the most significant “IPO” in the public finance market.

Transactions selected “Deal-of-the-Year” on which I served as lead banker:

$600 million forward settlement bonds -- 2002 -- At the time, the largest amount of municipal bonds sold with a forward settlement. Total transaction size $1.3 billion ($700 million current settlement).

$1.6 billion governmental bond “e-offerings” (two issues) -- 2000, 2001 -- First and largest (at the time) e-offerings, respectively, in the public finance market.

EDUCATION
Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, MBA, 1977
Columbia University, School of Law, JD, 1976
New York University, BA, 1972

CURRENT NOT-FOR-PROFIT MEMBERSHIPS
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Herbert Lehman College Foundation, Member, Board of Trustees
Columbia University Law School – Member, Board of Visitors

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Bilingual: Spanish/English