Three HJ Sims’ Investment Banking Team Members Promoted


JULY 24, 2019


CONTACT: Tara Perkins, Assistant Vice President | 203-418-9049 |

Three HJ Sims’ Investment Banking Team Members Promoted

FAIRFIELD, CT—HJ Sims’ Managing Principals Jeffrey Sands and Aaron Rulnick announced the promotions of Brett Edwards, Patrick Mallen and John Williford to Vice President.

“As individuals, Brett, Patrick and John have unique skill sets that are highly valued by our banking team and clients. Collectively, they share a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, and tremendous dedication to serving our clients – values that are central to our firm and culture. We are confident that their individual traits and talents, will continue to propel Brett, Patrick and John towards continued success and growth as members of the HJ Sims banking team,” said Rulnick.

Edwards joined HJ Sims in 2010 and is based in the firm’s Austin, TX office. Specializing in credit analysis, structuring and financing modeling, Brett earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in finance and a minor in management information systems, from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He can be reached at | 512-519-5001.

Joining the firm in 2015, Mallen focuses on financing execution within the not-for-profit investment banking team, specializing in analytical support for structuring and modeling. He also assists with research, credit analysis, proposal requests and financing closing. Based in the Mid-Atlantic region, Mallen lends his structuring and modeling expertise to projects around the nation. He can be reached at | 203-418-9009.

Based in Texas, Wiliford joined the firm in 2018 supporting the southwest and southeast regions. Williford works closely with the senior investment banking team, conducting analysis, building financial models, calculating cash flows and developing presentations. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Masters of Arts in management from Wake Forest University. Williford can be reached at | 214-903-4459.

Please join us in congratulating Brett, Patrick and John on their well-deserved promotions.

ABOUT HJ SIMS: Founded in 1935 on Wall Street, HJ Sims is a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm with $2.2 billion of assets under management. HJ Sims is known as one of the country’s oldest underwriters of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, having raised $25+ billion for projects throughout the US. The firm is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, with nationwide investment banking, private client wealth management and trading locations. Visit Investments involve risk, including the possible fluctuation of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Member FINRA, SIPC. Follow HJ Sims on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.



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