Staff: Barney Deasy
Mr. Deasy, with over thirty years of senior management and finance experience in both the public and private sectors, has been Merritt Capital's President since February 1997. Before joining Merritt, he was Vice President for Investment Management Services at Bank of America and California Account Manager for FGIC Advisors, Inc. Prior to that Mr. Deasy had nine years of experience as a public finance banker with two municipal finance firms, Prudential Securities, Inc. (1986 to 1992) and Rauscher Pierce Refsnes (1992 to 1995).
From 1980 to 1986, Mr. Deasy served as Deputy Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Authority. Mr. Deasy served as the Program Manager of the San Francisco Area Office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") in the community planning and development division and as Deputy Area Office Director for Housing Management, where he directed HUD's Loan Management, Property Disposition and Public Housing management functions. During his tenure with HUD, Mr. Deasy took a two-year leave to serve as the local Country Director for the United States Peace Corps program on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
Mr. Deasy received a Master of Business Administration in 1966 and a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963 in Real Estate and Finance from San Jose State University. Mr. Deasy is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. Mr. Deasy is a member of the Board of Directors of two nonprofit organizations based in Oakland, California, Bay Area Community Services and Oakland Housing Initiatives, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors of California Community Reinvestment Corporation and the Loan Committee of the Low Income Housing Fund.