21 Oct 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Grigsby is the first African American to ever have a license in public finance. Before him, there was no such thing as an African American doing municipal bond deals. Throughout the nation, the firm has been lead or sole banker or financial advisor for several states, including California, Texas and Massachusetts, municipalities such as Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and St. Louis, and varies counties such as Prince George’s County, Md., Dade County (Florida) and Cook County (Illinois).
Known for his innovative finance strategies, Grigsby has seen his share of battles in a mostly all-white, male-dominated industry.
“The one thing you must understand about making REAL change is you are going to get your head beat up,” Grigsby has said. “You got to take a hit to make a change.”
Grigsby holds a B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Arizona, and a Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law (University of California at Berkley).