Blaylock Van Expands Muni Sales & Trading Team

January 3, 2024

Tax-Exempt Muni Sales & Trading Team Expands Firm’s Distribution Capabilities

Wednesday, January 3, 2024, New York, NY and Oakland, CA – Blaylock Van, a well-established public finance underwriter, and Seaport Global, a privately held capital markets firm specializing in global credit sales, trading and research and investment banking, have announced that Seaport Global’s Tax-exempt Muni Sales & Trading Team has moved to Blaylock Van. The three executives, Kudzai Jones, Jason Carpenter and PJ Richardson will start at Blaylock in January of 2024

Blaylock Van, the longest continuously operating African American investment banking firm on Wall Street, significantly bolsters its overall institutional capabilities through the addition of the Muni Sales & Trading team, reaffirming its unwavering commitment to the municipal markets. This move is an extension of the strategic alliance between Blaylock Van and Seaport Global, originally announced in 2022.  

“The expansion of our tax-exempt muni sales & trading team at BV greatly increases our distribution capabilities in this key market segment. Further, this enables meaningful synergies with BV’s significant underwriting capabilities,” said Eric Van Standifer, Founder and CEO of Blaylock Van.

“Today’s announcement marks a noteworthy milestone in the progression of this original venture, emphasizing the steadfast dedication of both firms to nurturing a successful partnership and delivering excellence in client services,” said Michael J. Meyer, Partner and Head of Global Sales and Trading at Seaport Global.

About Blaylock Van, LLC

Blaylock Van, LLC (BV) is the oldest and continuously operating Black-owned banking form in the United States, providing personalized services for clients across the country. Clients include corporations, municipalities, investment managers, pension funds and family offices. Global electronic equity and fixed-income trading platforms allow direct market access to more than 40 worldwide exchanges. The firm’s headquarters are in New York City, with offices in around the United States in such cities as Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland, Calif. For more information, please visit

About Seaport Global

Seaport Global Holdings LLC is a leading capital markets firm, providing robust sales, trading and research services and the resources of a full-service investment bank. Seaport Global combines its extensive knowledge, solid relationships and deep distribution platform to serve its clients’ most unique business requirements. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices across the US and Europe. Visit to learn more.


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