75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street

D. Steve Boland

Managing Director, Head of GWIM Mortgage Solutions
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Boland is responsible for loan origination, underwriting, fulfillment, and service through partnerships with GWIM lines of business and provides strategic direction and leadership for the company’s standard mortgage business, representing some $40 billion in outstanding balances and $10 billion in annual loan originations. Boland increased fundings in the first quarter of 2011 by more than $1.88 million compared to the first quarter of 2010.


Francisco L. Borges

Chairman & Managing Partner
Landmark Partners

Landmark is a global leader in private equity and real estate limited partnership acquisitions in the secondary market, and Borges, a former Connecticut state treasurer, has been with the company for 12 years. Prior to joining Landmark, Borges was managing director of Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. He currently sits on several boards, including Assured Guaranty and Davis Selected Funds.


Napoleon Brandford III

Co-founder, Chairman & Partner
Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. L.L.C.

Brandford manages strategic planning of the company he co-founded in 1996 (No. 2 in taxable securities with $8.1 billion in lead issues and No. 1 in tax-exempt securities with $6.8 billion in lead issues on the BE Investment Banks list) and is involved in the day-to-day decisions of deal making. He is responsible for the firm’s overall strategic and marketing efforts and has led large-scale financing projects exceeding $5.9 billion over the past 10 years.

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