David Barr has spent the past 16 years focused exclusively on the underwriting and issuance of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities. Starting his career with the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency as a Bond Analyst, Mr. Barr has grown his practice through increasingly successful positions at CIBC World Markets, Commerce Capital Markets, TD Securities and Piper Jaffray. Today, as an Executive Vice President at GATES Capital Corporation, Mr. Barr brings the experience and market acumen developed through the management of over $2.0 billion in municipal securities to his not-for-profit, governmental and private sector clients.
Mr. Barr has served on the Boards and Advisory Committees of numerous not-for-profit organizations and is a frequent speaker / panelist and various industry conferences and seminars.
Mr. Barr received his BS degree in Applied Economics as well as his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Hofstra University. He currently holds FINRA Series 7, Series 53, and Series 63 licenses.