John R. Snider
Mr. Snider joined RBC Capital Markets in 1989 and since that time has been involved with over $10 billion in municipal bond financings for a variety of cities, counties, special districts, charter schools, school districts, universities and state agencies. While Mr. Snider has a wide variety of experience, his primary area of expertise has been financing for K-12 education borrowers, including charter schools.
Mr. Snider manages RBC Capital Markets’ Charter School Finance Group. Since 2000, RBC CM has financed in excess of 100 charter school projects for over 50 charter school organizations raising nearly $1 billion for acquisition, construction, renovation, leasehold improvements, refinancing and related costs for charter schools. RBC CM's Charter School Finance Group has financed or is financing charter schools in multiple states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Texas. Mr. Snider has served as RBC's lead banker for Aspire Public Schools, BASIS Schools and Great Hearts Academies, among others.
Outside of the K-12 education area, high profile bond financings led and completed by Mr. Snider include $350 million of research facilities for the University of Arizona and $450 million for the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority’s share of the home stadium of the NFL Arizona Cardinals and MLB spring training facilities.
Mr. Snider received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude, and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Mr. Snider’s community involvement includes sitting on several boards, including serving as Past Chair of the Phoenix Boys Choir Association and as President of Arizona School for the Arts, an excelling Arizona charter school.