Paula Permenter is a registered municipal advisor dedicated to assisting charter schools with capital planning and facility financing nationwide. Prior to launching Choice Advisors, she was a Managing Director with BB&T Capital Markets where she was involved in the structuring and marketing of over $1.5 billion in tax-exempt bonds for charter schools. In addition to her experience as an investment banker, she has over 20 years of institutional buy-side experience where she completed the credit analysis on over $1 billion in charter school bond transactions.
She spent 15 years with Invesco, as a member of the high-yield tax-exempt bond team with oversight of the management of approximately $20 billion in tax-exempt bond portfolios. In her role as Senior Analyst, she had the responsibility of allocating investment dollars to the charter school sector and other non-profit sectors, such as healthcare and senior housing across multiple tax-exempt bond funds.
She served on the board of the Southern Municipal Finance Society and was a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts during her time as a buy-side analyst.
Paula received her B.B.A. in finance from the University of Houston and her M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. She is a Series 50 qualified municipal advisor representative. Previously, while acting as an investment banker, she held the Series 7, 66, 79 and 53 FINRA designations.