Guest Bios - Morgan Stanley
Dan Kurtz, Executive Director
Dan Kurz is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Municipal Securities office in Los Angeles with over 17 years of public finance and consulting experience. Since joining Morgan Stanley in 2012, Dan has worked on over $20 billion of lead managed transactions for western region issuers, including states and state agencies, cities and counties, utilities, universities, K-14 school districts, and non-profits. His structuring experience includes general obligation bonds, lease revenue bonds, certificates of participation, utility revenue bonds, and variable rate products including extendible commercial paper, floating rate notes, and put bonds. Dan led his first ESG-designated municipal bond transaction in 2017, and since that time has worked with a wide variety of issuers to help them navigate this rapidly expanding market. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Dan worked for a California-based consulting firm that provided economic valuations to corporate, non-profit, and governmental clients. Dan has an undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University and graduate degrees from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Zach Solomon, Executive Director
Zach sits in Morgan Stanley’s Public Finance group, in which he serves as the Head of Tax-Exempt Project Finance and Sustainable Infrastructure Groups. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading coverage of a variety of public sector infrastructure clients nationally as well as infrastructure funds, construction companies, and private developers. Zach led $2.7 billion in unrated, tax-exempt private activity bond transactions for Brightline Florida, America’s first privately-funded high-speed passenger rail service. Combined, the two transactions represent the largest ever allocation of private activity bonds by the USDOT and the Build America Bureau, and the $1.75 billion 2019 transaction was the largest unrated tax-exempt transportation bond in history. Under Zach’s leadership, Morgan Stanley’s Municipal Sustainable Infrastructure practice ranks #1 in Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds underwritten for municipal and not-for-profit issuers and was named the 2021 Lead Manager of the Year for US Muni Social Bonds and Sustainability Bonds as well as the 2020 Lead Manager of the Year for US Muni Green Bonds by Environmental Finance. He was also named a 2021 Bond Buyer Rising Star. Zach is a graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia Business School.