Public Finance Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul

752 Stillwater Road, Suite J
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
651-426-8533
800-792-2473


Paul DonnaPaul R. Donna
Managing Director

Paul Donna joined Baird in 2014 and leads our Public Finance operations in Minnesota. Based on his 25 years of investment banking and municipal advisory experience, Paul offers innovative debt management solutions and exceptional underwriting expertise to municipalities, counties, schools, utilities, special districts, states and healthcare institutions in Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.  Paul’s expertise is broad and includes serving as underwriter or placement agent for debt secured by general obligation, essential and alternative revenue supported financings as well as lease purchase / certificate of participation transactions.

Prior to joining Baird, Paul served as a public finance investment banker for two regional broker dealers and a municipal advisory firm.  Paul has a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Cloud State University, in St. Cloud Minnesota and holds FINRA registrations for the Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) registrations.

 

Michael HoheiselMichael R. Hoheisel
Managing Director

Michael joined Baird in 2014 and has nearly 30 years of public finance expertise. He understands serving as your financial partner requires not only a complete and detailed understanding of your goals and priorities, but the expertise and resources to tailor financing solutions that are both comprehensive and long-term. His primary focus is providing financial services to school districts in the upper Midwest, specifically Minnesota. In addition, he has assisted clients across the nation with their particular needs. Hoheisel is affiliated with the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials and the Minnesota Rural Education Association. He holds a bachelor's degree in management and finance from St. John's University and FINRA registrations for the Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) registrations. In addition, he is a registered Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Municipal Advisor (MSRB) (Series 50).

 

Matt D. RantapaaMatt D. Rantapaa
Senior Vice President

Matt joined Baird in 2014 and has worked as a public finance banker/analyst since 2009, specializing in education financing. Matt’s experience includes helping school districts connect financial needs with effective debt solutions. He is affiliated with the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials and the Minnesota Rural Education Association.  Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of South Dakota and holds FINRA registrations for the Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent). In addition, he is a registered Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Municipal Advisor (MSRB) (Series 50).