Small, but strategically focused, Sycamore brings depth, expertise and a passion for its clients to each assignment.
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Diana Hamilton

Diana Hamilton
President

Courtney Tobin

Courtney Tobin
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Dominick Setari

Dominick Setari
Senior Vice President

Chris Valentino

Chris Valentino
Senior Vice President


Patricia Vise

Patricia Vise
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Susan Rehfeldt

Susan Rehfeldt
Senior Administrative and Compliance Assistant


Diana Hamilton
President

A leader in public finance in the Midwest, Ms. Hamilton draws from her 25 years’ experience in finance to lead Sycamore Advisors. After receiving her M.B.A. from the Yale University School of Management, Ms. Hamilton began her career by completing the rigorous training program (celebrated in Michael Lewis’ Liar’s Poker) at Salomon Brothers, Inc. She went on to run a Broker/Dealer subsidiary for a Midwestern regional bank, establishing their municipal underwriting practice. From 1997 to 2003, Ms. Hamilton served as the Director of Public Finance for the State of Indiana, overseeing the issuance of more than $1.9 billion in debt financing for major capital projects. Ms. Hamilton also supervised Indiana’s two largest public pension funds, with assets totaling more than $15 billion, shepherding their transition from a 100% fixed income portfolio to a balanced global asset allocation mix. During Ms. Hamilton’s tenure as Director of Public Finance, she guided the State of Indiana through two successive upgrades to its credit ratings, being named for her efforts as a “Sagamore of the Wabash” by Governor Frank O’Bannon, Indiana’s highest award for public service.

Ms. Hamilton is a Life Trustee for the Indiana chapter of The Nature Conservancy. She was a founding member of the Indiana chapter of Women in Public Finance and also served on the board of the national organization. Governor Daniels appointed her to the Indiana Secondary Market Education Loan board, the entity which manages the state’s student loan portfolio, where she serves as vice-chair and head of the audit committee. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard appointed her to the Metropolitan Development Commission, where she served for 7 years.

Email: dhamilton@sycamoreadvisors.com
Phone: 317.631.1900