Mr. Joseph R. Mannes
Joe Mannes is the President of SAMCO Capital Markets,a broker/dealer specializing in public finance; underwriting, sales and trading; and investment banking. He has worked at SAMCO since 2001, also serving as Chief Operating Officer and as a Managing Director. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer at Clearwire Technologies, Inc. (a provider of fixed wireless Internet data service and equipment) and E-Certify, Inc. (a consulting firm providing secure n-tier client server deployments). Before that, he was General Manager of the online division of Interactive Magic, a provider of massively multiplayer online games, based in Grapevine, TX. From 1987 to 1995 Joe worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc., a Dallas-based stock brokerage firm, most recently as First Vice President. He began his career as a commercial lender, spending five years at the First National Bank of Boston, in Boston and Dallas.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF), a leading Fort Worth-based provider of leathercrafting products, serving on that board since 1998. He is President of the Provincial Foundation, a private family foundation; President of the Dartmouth Class Treasurers Association; and Local Board Chair of the North Texas Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association.
Joe graduated with an AB in French and Philosophy from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School, Graduate Division. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has the great good fortune to be married to Tori Mannes, and they have three daughters.