Mr. Gonzales is Senior Managing Director and Manager of the San Antonio office of Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc., and also serves on its Board of Directors. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over thirty years of financial consulting and investment banking experience serving governmental entities. He has been the Lead Banker in financings throughout Texas for cities, counties, housing finance corporations, schools (both higher education and public education), enterprise fund supported entities such as water, sewer, electric, gas and airport facilities, hospital districts, and mobility projects. Mr. Gonzales has represented and assisted numerous entities in the preparation of rating agency and insurance company presentations. He represents numerous governmental entities throughout Texas and is prepared to assist in financings from revenue supported to tax-backed credit issues.
His transportation financial advisory and underwriting experience includes Alamo RMA, Donna International Toll Bridge, San Antonio International Airport, VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, Bexar County Rail District, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Brazoria County Toll Road Authority, Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority, and Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority.
Mr. Gonzales has testified before Congress as an expert witness as well as the predecessor agency of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regarding utility system finance. He has completed more than $500 million of projects through the Texas Water Development Board, numerous single-family housing transactions and completed the first North American Development Bank (NADBank) bond transaction. In the last five years, he has completed municipal bond financings totaling more than $5 billion.
Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Gonzales worked in public accounting and was the Staff Director for the Texas School Performance Review for Texas State Comptroller John Sharp. While working in public accounting, he has performed tax and management consultant services for various accounting firms. Mr. Gonzales’ 20+ years of public accounting experience with a concentration in taxation will be of significant value in assisting in the review and analysis of various types of financial and tax-related issues that may be contemplated.