Marvin L. Founds

Marvin L. Founds

Managing Director

+1 (614) 987 1689

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Marvin has been a finance professional for more than 30 years, serving as treasurer/CFO for various types of school districts in Ohio and later as managing director for a large Midwest capital markets investment banking firm serving assorted education and traditional local government clients.

  • Provides services related to the issuance of bonds, from financial feasibility through post-issuance
  • Assists with capital and operating referenda strategy related to ballot initiatives
  • Comprehensive capital project planning and financial planning

Industry involvement

  • Ohio Association of School Business Officials
  • Buckeye Association of School Administrators
  • Ohio Government Finance Officers Association

Thought leadership

  • Speaker and panelist at conferences and workshops on topics related to public finance, capital planning, school district revenue and expenditure forecasting, millage studies and bond issuances


Columbus, OH


Master of Business Administration

Master of Education

Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio)

Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration

Ohio State University

Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission

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Environmental, social and governance – what it is and why it’s important to school districts

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has continued to gain acceleration in recent years and has made its way into the government sector, including school districts. This article, co-authored by Marvin Founds, was published in the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) online publication discusses the opportunities and risks associated with ESG categories and how to start the process for your district.