Anna V. Sarabian

Anna Racheva

Ms. Anna V. Sarabian, Ph.D., Principal, joined the firm in July 2003. Before joining the firm, Ms. Sarabian served as a management analyst, investment banking analyst, and teaching and research assistant. Ms. Sarabian has focused on serving a wide variety of municipal clients in the firm's utility, county, city and redevelopment, transportation, and higher education client sectors.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Sarabian has completed several hundred financing engagements, including a variety of fixed and variable rate negotiated or competitive transactions, such as tax allocation bonds, certificates of participation, lease revenue bonds, commercial paper, general obligation bonds, interest rate swap agreements, and special district formation and financings.  Recently, she has completed projects involving a wide range of financial advisory services, including solar feasibility analysis, debt, reserve and budget policy development, capital improvement plans and long-range financial plans, parking fund financial analysis, swap advisory services, debt structuring cash flow utilization and refinancing opportunities, credit analysis, and ad hoc financial analysis.

Ms. Sarabian serves on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of Women in Public Finance, is a member of the Association of Women in Water, Energy and the Environment, the California Redevelopment Association (CRA), the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), and the League of California Cities. Ms. Sarabian holds the Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor designation from the National Association of Municipal Advisors. She also is a frequent presenter at the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission municipal debt essentials seminar.

Ms. Sarabian received her Master of Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from the University of California-Riverside and her Ph.D. in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE), Prague, the Czech Republic.