Public Finance Colorado


210 University Avenue, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80206


Brian H. ColonBrian H. Colon
Managing Director & Branch Manager
Brian has more than 25 years of experience in public finance. As head of Baird’s Western Region and National Charter School Group, Brian has worked directly with numerous governmental issuers across the region and with charter schools and charter networks nationwide. He has structured many state, local government financings, 501(c)(3) financings and has had numerous speaking engagements in national conferences, and written for several industry publications.

James R. BlandfordJames R. Blandford
Managing Director
Jim has more than 23 years of public finance experience. Prior to joining Baird, Jim assisted major issuers in their issuance of transportation, sales and excise taxes, and enterprise system, education and annual appropriated lease financings throughout the Midwestern and Western United States.

Brian M. KelsoBrian M. Kelso
Managing Director

Brian has more than a decade of experience in public finance serving cities, counties, school districts, utility systems and state agencies.  His experience includes general obligation, utility revenue, annual appropriation, sales tax and transportation credits.  Brian has worked on financings in several western and southwestern states including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado.