Walter D. Lewis

Managing Director
Public Finance Investment Banking

E-mail  |  Tel: +1 205 414-7511

Walter D. Lewis joined Piper Jaffray in 2015 as managing director in public finance in Alabama. After playing football at the University of Alabama and a 2 year stint in the NFL, Lewis entered the securities industry in 1992 with the public finance department of Compass Bank. While at Compass Bank he developed his technical skill in structuring municipal financings in approximately 33 transactions totaling over $500 million. 

In 1996, Lewis joined Gardnyr Michael Capital, Inc. as a senior vice president responsible for marketing and public finance activities in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. Since that point, he has managed over $17 billion in municipal underwritings. While at Benchmark Securities from 2012 to 2015, LLC, Lewis was responsible for $220,775,000 in sole managed transactions and $270,220,000 in co-managed transactions.

Lewis has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama.