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John Balzano

Senior Vice President

One North Wacker Drive Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60606
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John Balzano joined Ziegler in 2021 with 10 years of prior experience. His primary responsibilities include providing investment banking and placement agent services, performing and overseeing the financial analysis of actual and prospective transactions, researching and analyzing the needs of current and potential clients, and performing detailed credit analysis.

John joined Ziegler from Piper Sandler & Co. where he focused on public finance and executed a variety of transactions for municipal issuers within the Midwest. Prior to Piper, John focused on local government financings in Illinois at Bernardi Securities, Inc., a municipal bond specialty firm. He has broad and diverse expertise related to debt structuring and project finance with revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, alternate revenue source bonds, debt certificates, tax increment financing and special district financing.

John earned his B.S. in public financial management from Indiana University Bloomington. He maintains his SIE, Series 79, 52, 50 and 63 securities licenses.