Stern Brothers & Co. has announced that Wayne Pierce and Susan Homeier have joined the firm as managing directors. Located in the Chicago office, they will provide investment banking and financial advisory services to municipalities throughout the country.

Previously with Melvin & Company and SBK Brooks Investment Corp., Pierce has extensive experience in public finance and capital markets.

Homeier brings over 18 years experience in municipal finance, including both investment banking and secondary trading. She has worked for several investment banking firms in St. Louis and Chicago and most recently worked on transactions for the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District.

Stern Brothers & Co. is an independent, certified woman?owned business enterprise investment bank, specializing in creating customized financing solutions for public and private borrowers.

-Kathy Lynch