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Stern Brothers & Co.
8000 Maryland Avenue
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63105
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(314) 743-4026

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John May

Managing Director


John M. May, Managing Director, is Co-Head of the firm’s Cleantech Energy & Infrastructure group, which he founded in 2003. He is a seasoned project finance investment banker who has financed over $11 billion in loan and par values for more than 100 clients in his 25-year banking career. He is credited with having pioneered the use of bonds as a form of project finance debt in the renewables market. In the past ten years, John has become one of the top renewable energy bankers in the country, having developed a national practice in renewable energy finance focusing on biofuels, biomass, biochemical and bio-products. Prior to beginning his investment banking career, John practiced law at two national firms in Kansas City and Dallas.

John received his J.D. and M.B.A. (with concentration in Finance) degrees from the University of Kansas, and his B.A. with Honors Cum Laude from Brown University.