Meet The Team

Fred Cornwall

Fred R. Cornwall

President, Director

Fred Cornwall began his investment banking career in the public finance industry in 1975, in Denver, Colorado. In 1989 Mr. Cornwall was one of the founders of Municipal Capital Markets Group, Inc., and became its President.

During his years in the municipal bond industry, Mr. Cornwall has been personally involved in providing financing for borrowers with needs ranging in size from $.2 million to over $300 million. His experience with MCM since 1989 has provided him with extensive experience in pooled loan financing and health care financing. In addition, Mr. Cornwall has either developed, or has been personally involved in virtually every positive change in the way social

service providers have obtained bond financing over the last twenty five years, from the pooling of providers into a larger bond issue to reduce costs, to the development of bond ratings for this industry to lower the cost of financing. Mr. Cornwall is proud to have provided financing for over 2,100 facilities in the mental health and developmental disabilities field during this time.

Mike Harling

Michael W. Harling

Executive Vice President, Director

Mike Harling has served as an investment banker in the area of public finance for over three decades.

Prior to becoming one of the founders of MCM, Mr. Harling was President of his own firm, specializing in tax-exempt leasing of real estate and equipment to municipal borrowers from coast to coast. Financing for these leases is provided through the sale of tax-exempt securities. Mr. Harling is one of the country’s leading authorities on lease financing

for correctional and other public purpose facilities to local and state governments. Mr. Harling has published articles in major trade periodicals and served on panel presentations on the financing of correctional facilities. In addition, he has developed expertise in the area of multi-family housing developments.

Jim Anderson

James M. Anderson

Senior Vice President, Director

Jim Anderson is Managing Director of the Denver, Colorado office. Mr. Anderson has been an investment banker in the Public Finance industry since 1971.

During this time he has been employed in large regional and major national investment banking firms. Mr. Anderson was President and CEO of Anderson, DeMonbrun Inc., building that firm into a significant specialty firm before it was acquired by Prudential-Bache Securities. Over the years Mr. Anderson has developed expertise in the areas of public utility financing, lease-purchase financing for governmental bodies, and advance refunding

transactions. In addition to his work as an investment banker, Mr. Anderson has published articles on public finance for leading professional periodicals and has served on community service boards and commissions. He brings to the firm an outstanding background in public finance and public service. Mr. Anderson has a degree in business administration from the University of Denver.

Bruce Allred

Bruce Allred

Investment Banker

Bruce Allred has over 22 years of experience as an investment banker in specialized project funding needs particularly involving water.

Through Mr. Allred's extensive banking career in public finance with Wedbush Securities Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, and First Security Van Kasper (acquired by Wells Fargo Securities), he has acquired significant experience in municipal and structured financings. He has developed specialized models to assist municipalities and special districts involved in water, irrigation and wastewater, and has been involved in developing finance, rate study

models, and structuring debt for local, county and state governments and special districts. Additionally, he has helped private and public higher education institutions in the Intermountain West, Pacific Northwest and other areas. Prior to his investment banking experiences he worked for the City of Boise, Idaho, Public Works Department, Intermountain Gas Company (Boise, Idaho.)

Dan Askenazi

Daniel C. Askenazi, CPA

Vice President

Dan Askenazi joined MCM’s Denver public finance and financial advisory group in 2002, providing investment banking and advisory services to municipalities, non-profit organizations and developers seeking capital in the financial markets.

Mr. Askenazi helps clients create cost-effective, self-sufficient projects, often working with architects and contractors to financially design projects. His specialties include tax-exempt bonds, lease purchase financing, real estate finance, refinancings, and infrastructure funding. Prior to joining MCM, Dan identified investment opportunities for Madison Capital, a firm specializing in the purchase of debt, illiquid securities, bankruptcy claims, and distressed real estate.

Dan started his career providing audit services with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he audited financial statements of companies in a wide range of industries, including real estate, oil & gas, financial services, mining, healthcare, and high tech firms. Mr. Askenazi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Dan holds a Series 7 registration with FINRA, and he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.


Andrew Goff

Vice President

Andy Goff serves as an investment banker.


Michael O. Hark

Managing Director

Michael Hark has spent over 40 years providing public finance and investment banking services to municipal, non-profit and tribal clients.

Mr. Hark has extensive experience in the areas of tax-exempt lease/purchase financing, certificates of participation, pooled financing, as well as traditional general obligation and revenue bond financing. Specialty areas include private placement of transactions for Indian Tribes, energy performance contracts hospitals, solid waste facilities as well as, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporations.

Michael received his B.S.C. degree from DePaul University and is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a Municipal Securities Representative and Principal. He is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He is also a member of the Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance and presided on the Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997.

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Kendal C. Hauck

Vice President

Kendal Hauck serves as an investment banker and manages the Financial Assessment service of the firm.

In her role as an investment banker for the firm, Ms. Hauck works directly with potential borrowers in the origination of bonds for non-profit human services providers. Since joining the firm in 2003, she has helped to develop the firm's Financial

Assessment Report and now oversees this department. Prior to MCM, she was a marketing specialist in the airline industry. She is a graduate of Colorado State University.

Dick Hufnagel

Richard Hufnagel

Manager Sales and Trading

Dick Hufnagel came out of retirement and joined Municipal Capital Markets Group as its Institutional Sales Manager and Bond Trader in March, 2009.

Prior to retirement, In April, 2008, Dick enjoyed over 30 years experience in fixed income institutional sales, both taxable and tax-exempt. Prior to moving to Colorado in 1977, Dick devoted over twenty years to institutional sales and trading, both equity and fixed income, with an eastern regional investment banking firm. Over the years He has also been very active in industry groups, having served on

the FINRA District Business Conduct Committee, and Board Chairman of the Securities Traders Assn., A trade group representing over 5000 international securities traders. Mr. Hufnagel holds a degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA's BrokerCheck

Tyler Noble

Tyler M. Noble

Managing Director

Tyler Noble has 20 years of experience as an investment banker in public finance at firms including Wells Fargo, Banc of America Securities and First Union.

Mr. Noble specializes in natural gas prepay contracts, natural gas acquisition, energy savings performance contracts, farm subsidies, tax credit bonds, enhanced use leasing, real property lease finance, and renewable energy. This experience includes developing and analyzing structures for new and innovative projects for energy acquisition

and federal structured transactions. Mr. Noble has played a key role in 11 natural gas prepays with a par amount in excess of $8.8 billion and 7 federal government transactions in excess of $750 million. In addition, he structured the first publicly offered Clean Renewable Energy Bond for National Rural Utilities in 2008.

John Norman

John E. Norman

Managing Director

John Norman is a veteran investment banker and Managing Director of Wall Street firms including Wells Fargo Securities and Banc of America Securities with over 30 years of investment banking experience in municipal and structured project finance.

Mr. Norman has extensive capital markets experience focusing on all aspects of municipal energy and utility finance and taxable project finance including real estate, public-private partnerships, and securitizations for a variety of defined cash flows emanating from the federal government. He has worked with a wide array of state municipal joint action agencies, energy clients, municipal governments, U.S. Government agencies, major corporations, energy service companies (“ESCo”) and real estate developers, and has pioneered the introduction of a variety of credits and products into the capital markets including municipal natural gas prepayments and reserve

acquisitions. Mr. Norman has completed over $12 billion of highly structured energy and project financings as Senior or Co-Senior manager. Mr. Norman is a licensed General Securities Principal, Municipal Securities Principal, and General Securities Representative. Mr. Norman is a former Treasurer of the Colorado Municipal Bond Dealers Association and is a frequent speaker at American Public Gas Association and Municipal Bond Buyer events. Mr. Norman started his professional career in 1980 in the oil and gas industry with Halliburton, and began his investment banking career in 1983 at Prudential Securities.

Christopher Perlitz

Christopher R. Perlitz

Managing Director

Christopher Perlitz serves as an investment banker with experience integrating technology and finance to innovate in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Perlitz works with a wide range of investor clients and thus can fund different risk profiles from high-rated to non-rated. In addition, he has a thorough knowledge of new finance policy and the evolving financial regulatory landscape. He has been active working with the USDA. He continues to work to achieve optimal terms for issuers leveraging the Federal lending

programs, Capital Market securitizations, and private placements. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and actively works with non-profits in the Denver area. Chris lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two sons and enjoys the Rocky Mountains via cycling, tennis, golf, climbing, and skiing.

Clever Schorr

Cleve Schorr

Director of Investments

Cleve Schorr is an account executive in charge of the firm's Retirement and Estate Planning Division, working with businesses and individuals to achieve their long term financial goals.

As a Registered Investment Representative, he has invested over $85 million for both individuals and companies. Cleve has a Masters Degree in

International Relations from Rutgers University. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA's BrokerCheck


Leo V. Valdez

Managing Director

Leo Valdez serves Arizona, New Mexico and the Southwest as an investmennt banker.

Mr. Valdez has over 40 years of experience in municipal finance in the Southwest. His extensive experience includes industrial development authority bonds, sales tax (excise tax) revenue bonds, infrastructure finance, school districts, multi-family housing, single-family housing, hospitals, special needs revenue bonds, tribal finance, charter schools and New Market Tax Credit transactions. Mr. Valdez also has experience with rating agency and insurance company presentations. He has participated for many years in bond elections and tax referendums. Prior to working in the investment banking industry, Mr. Valdez worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. At the U.S.D.A., he was a specialist loan

officer under the Business & Industry Loan Note Guarantee Program in Washington D.C. and later became the Chief for the program in the State of Arizona. He brings expertise in implementing government programs to assist issuers and borrowers in obtaining government loans, loan guarantees and grants. Mr. Valdez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science degree in Finance from American University, Washington, D.C. Mr. Valdez currently sits on several charitable board organizations including The Arizona Foundation for Educational Advancement, Charter Schools Development Corporation and the SER Foundation.


Barbara L. Winkler

Managing Director

Barbara Winkler has 25 years of experience as an investment banker working with municipal, non-profit, charter schools and tribal clients.

Ms. Winkler specializes in private placement of lease/purchase tax-exempt transactions as well as general obligation and revenue bond financing throughout the United States. Her areas of interest include municipalities, fire districts, park and recreation districts, charter schools and Indian Tribes. Prior to MCM, Barbara worked for the investment banking firms of Hutchinson Shockey Erley & Co and Stifel Nicolaus.

In addition to the investment firms, Barbara worked for several bank leasing companies including HTLF Capital Corp, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, and Banc One Leasing Corporation. Barbara is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a Municipal Securities Representative. She is a member of the Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance and served on the Board of Directors for six years.

Karen Woodliff

Karen M. Woodliff, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Karen Woodliff is in charge of the accounting department. She is also the firm’s FINOP, and serves as the assistant compliance manager.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Woodliff has developed the firm’s Arbitrage Rebate Practice and currently oversees this department. Additionally, Ms. Woodliff is involved in the credit analysis of applicants seeking bond financing through MCM.

Prior to joining MCM in 2002, Ms. Woodliff was a senior tax associate with Grant Thornton. Ms. Woodliff received both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Science degrees in accounting from Texas A&M University.

Jim Wrigley

James Wrigley

Investment Banker

Jim Wrigley has been an investment banker since 1983 and works with all types of municipal entities.

Jim has extensive experience working on water, wastewater, irrigation, and other capital projects and needs. Prior to joining MCM, Jim worked with Wedbush Securities, Inc. and was a Senior Vice

President and Manager of Wells Fargo Brokerage LLC office in Boise, Idaho. Jim holds a B.S. in economics from Brigham Young University and an M.S. from Utah State University. 


Timothy R. Zarlengo

Managing Director

Tim Zarlengo is an investment banker and municipal bond trader with over 25 years of investment banking experience focused on "value added" transactions.

Mr. Zarlengo was previously with Stifel Financial Corp. and George K. Baum and Company. Prior to joining George K. Baum & Company, he worked with Credere Capital for two years where he focused on tax credits and various governmental programs related to renewable energy project finance. At Coventree Inc., he focused on asset backed financing opportunities. He spent 15 years at GMAC Commercial Mortgage

Capital Markets as the head of the taxable and tax-exempt capital markets which included financing affordable housing, military housing, project finance, commercial mortgage-backed securitizations and whole loan sales. He has a reputation for creating “value added” transactions in difficult market situations. Mr. Zarlengo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colorado College.