Keith Schmitz
I enjoy public finance because I get to help municipalities achieve financial goals and realize the visions for their communities.

Keith Schmitz

Public Finance Manager
Keith Schmitz

Keith manages Ehlers’ Bond Marketing & Sales and Paying Agent Services teams, as well as our Investment Trading Desk. He oversees the staff and all aspects of bond sales including responding to underwriters’ questions, receiving competitive bids, coordinating closing with underwriters and arranging for transfer of proceeds at closing. Additionally, he coordinates the completion and distribution of documents relating to early redemptions, defeasances and refundings. Keith also manages our paying agent services team, ensuring prompt and well-documented repayment of bond proceeds. Finally, he manages the operational and analytical support for Ehlers’ Investment Team including fixed income trading, cash flow and account balance forecasting, market research and analysis and direct client support. Prior to joining Ehlers in 2014, Keith spent six years with Piper Jaffray & Co.

Keith resides in St. Louis Park and enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. Mountain biking, spending time at the cabin and checking out all the amazing Minnesota breweries stand among his favorite pastimes.

Areas of Expertise

Debt Issuance & Management

  • Bond Sales
  • Competitive Bond Sale Coordination
  • Paying Agent Services
  • Fixed Income Trading
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Revenue Projecting


Bachelor of Arts – Finance, St. Cloud State University