Carmen Vargas is a Senior Vice President for Cabrera Capital Markets. Ms. Vargas joined Cabrera in July 2010 after 10 years with Citigroups public finance department and 2.5 years with Stone & Youngbergs public finance department. Ms. Vargas is managing Cabreras efforts to expand Cabreras investment banking practice and senior manager participation in financings throughout California. Ms. Vargas has extensive experience with California financings and has senior managed 137 transactions with a total par amount of over $9.7 billion over the course of her career. Moreover, she has worked with a broad array of issuers throughout California including cities, counties, K-14 school districts, utility districts, airports, non-profits and higher education institutions. She a specialist in structuring and managing complex tax-exempt and taxable, fixed, variable and synthetic fixed rate bond financings. Ms. Vargas earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Ethnic Studies from Brown University. She is an Associate Member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) and a Member of the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE). Ms. Vargas also serves as Treasurer and Past President of the Board of Directors of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley and serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Public Finance (WPF).
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