Stratford Shields is the managing director at Loops Capital Markets. He has been a corporate leader in the municipal finance sector for more than two decades. The Chicago based company is a public finance investment banking firm that covers major customers in the Midwest and northwest area. He previously worked with the federal state as president of the state controlling board. Additionally, he served as assistant director at Ohio State in the budget and management department.
He has worked as a top investment banker in the privatization areas as well. This includes landmark financial deals for institutions like the Ohio State University on its parking systems. He has helped the consumers with transaction structuring and credit strategies for best financial outcomes.
During his role at Morgan Stanley as head of public finance, he worked with the CFO of the University of Ohio State. They both worked on a privatization project. It was aimed at improving the operations at the University as well as raising funds for its completion. This inspired him to start his own enterprise in privatization.
Like a morning routine, Stratford Shields begins his day at the office. He is involved in thinking and laying down strategies about the main clients. He is focused on innovative financial strategies. However, the routine changes during travels and visits to clients.
The successful businessman is a believer in reading in order to beware of all current happenings. It ensures that he keeps up with the clients as well as fulfills his curiosity on major events in the world. He owes his unique level of creativity and productivity to reading numerous new sources like web and other online services.
He encourages young entrepreneurs to think outside the box. This is because there are better ways of doing something rather than the usual way. He is also keen on what the clients want including the fine details.