Brandon L. Comer is Founder and Managing Partner of Comer Capital Group, LLC where he oversees the firm’s strategy and financial services operations. This includes the execution of Municipal Bonds, RANs, TIFs, Tax Exempt Municipal Leases, Public Utility Acquisitions, and Public Private Partnerships. Under Mr. Comer’s leadership, CCG has represented more than 40 municipalities across the country, and since 2012 has been financial advisory lead on more than $1.3B in municipal bond transactions.
As principal of one of the largest minority owned and independently registered municipal advisory firms, Mr. Comer is passionate about helping distressed municipalities strengthen their fiscal positions and gain cost-effective access to capital markets. He recently led the fiscal turnaround of Compton, CA, and has done the same for several cities and counties across the “Black Belt” of Alabama.
In addition to his CCG responsibilities, Mr. Comer serves as CEO of CCG Asset Management, LLC, an affiliate SEC-registered investment advisory firm that manages and invests operating funds and bond proceeds for municipalities and corporations. Since starting this company in 2013, Mr. Comer has grown its assets to more than $1 billion under management and advisement.
As a public finance expert, Mr. Comer has advised members of Congress and such national municipal associations as the National Association of Black County Officials, NBC-LEO (League of Cities), and World Conference of Mayors on the effects of proposed changes to the tax exemption of municipal bonds on municipalities. He has also been a speaker and panelist at past Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Conferences covering public and corporate finance topics.
Prior to CCG, Mr. Comer was a director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi who oversaw Finance & Pricing and Corporate Quality. Before Blue Cross & Blue Shield, he served as an officer at top 10 banking institution, Regions Financial Corporation. While at Regions as Assistant Vice President of Corporate Banking, Mr. Comer managed complex and large business relationships with middle-market companies, governments and non-profit entities. His team analyzed financial statements, developed financing proposals, and negotiated terms and conditions for loans, notes, lines of credit, capital leases, and more. While in this role, he also managed real estate development and corporate acquisition transactions, and leveraged buyouts.
Before Regions, Mr. Comer was an associate at a boutique investment bank in Atlanta. While there, he earned Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses. He also oversaw the bank’s Public Financial Advisory Services while growing its book of business in the Municipal Financial Advisory Market segment.
Mr. Comer studied Finance at Xavier University of Louisiana, and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Mississippi College. He is currently a candidate for a Master of Liberal Arts in Finance (Extension Studies) at Harvard University.
Mr. Comer sits on the Advisory Board for Mississippi College’s School of Business, Advisory Board for Carver Development CDE (Carver State Bank), Board of Directors of Central Mississippi Planning & Development District (appointed and confirmed by the City of Jackson), and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Central Community Church of God. He is a member of the National Association of Securities Professionals and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Comer has served as a Commissioner of the Morehouse Parish Sales & Use Tax Commission, and on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance.