Bradley Payne’s promise to our clients comes from our focus and specialization in municipal advisory services, and a senior team that brings decades of experience to discover opportunities and overcome challenges.

Our Promise

Specialization | Team Approach | Fiduciary Duty | Innovation

“At BPA, we are committed to providing the best service possible and working hard for our clients..”

Heather Arling


Our broad range of experience spanning many types of financings provides us with the expertise issuers need in today’s ever-changing market.

Strategic thinking

We help you navigate the best financing from beginning to end.

Clear communications

We boil down complex concepts into straightforward decision points for our clients and their stakeholders.

Team approach

We work as a team and strive to give our clients the “A” Team on every financing no matter the size of the issue.

Technical Horsepower

Our quantitative team uses the industry’s leading technology.


We are an independent,  “municipal advisor” registered with the SEC and MSRB, with a clearly stated fiduciary commitment to our clients.

Proven results

We believe the value of our results is represented by the number of long-standing relationships we maintain with regular, high-profile bond issuers.

“Our goal is to work hand-in-hand with you to help you through the technical aspects of financing a project and to deliver an innovative, cohesive public finance solution.”

John Payne

Municipal Advisory

Bradley Payne Team

With experience working with issuers and borrowers throughout the Midwest, Bradley Payne’s Municipal Advisory team is what sets it apart. With backgrounds in investment banking, local government management, public debt management and credit & incentives, our team is ready to go to work for you.


Working as a team, Bradley Payne’s Municipal Advisors and analysts strive to coordinate effectively to achieve responsiveness and seamless account coverage. This approach allows us to be flexible when it comes to meeting our clients’ demands — whether that entails a prompt turnaround of an urgent analysis, or being available to present a topic to a client’s board or governing body on short notice.

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News & Updates

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Sycamore Community City School District

Bonds were issued for new construction, improvements, renovations, and additions to the Sycamore High School facilities, providing equipment, furnishings, site development and improvements.

Westerville City Schools Modernization

Bonds were issued for the construction of new school facilities, renovation and improvement of existing school facilities, including safety and security improvements, and furnishing and equipment.