Our Principals and Associates represent an impressive depth of experience addressing community services.  This depth is complemented by the firm’s founding principle of substantive service provision, not just form.  Our services are uniquely tailored for each of our clients with precision and accuracy in meeting the requirements of local and state governments, as well as the new residents of each community.  Wherever our expertise is needed, you can be assured that we will be there – whether it’s the Treasure Coast, West Coast, the Panhandle or anywhere in the Southeastern United States.

  • Craig Wrathell     President & Partner

    Mr. Wrathell has worked in the private sector since 1998, serving public as well as private sector clients.  During this time, his experience included managing over 120 Community Development Districts and Special Act Districts throughout the states of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia, developing and administering District Budgets totaling over $150 million in annual revenues to fund administrative, operational and maintenance needs, water and wastewater utility operations, and debt service obligations, as well as administering the issuance of over $850 million in tax exempt municipal bonds for community improvements.  In addition to Mr. Wrathell’s Special District administrative expertise, he has extensive experience in the establishment of Community Development Districts as well as developing and designing tax exempt bonds for eligible public infrastructure capital financing programs all designed to meet client needs and expectations.


    Mr. Wrathell has also served as the first City Manager for the City of Marathon, in the Florida Keys State Area of Critical Concern, for over two and one-half (2½) years; establishing all municipal departments, developing and implementing community redevelopment initiatives, and administering municipal government in a sound fiscal manner; resulting in $4.3 million in reserves earmarked to be utilized for infrastructure related capital improvements.


    Mr. Wrathell graduated from University of Miami in 1997 with a Master of Arts in International Studies (majoring in International Business) and in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University.

  • Pfilip Hunt, Jr.     Vice President & Partner

    Mr. Hunt started in public finance in 1986 and was a licensed investment banker for over 30 years including owning his own investment banking firm for 22 of those years. He has extensive experience in financial analysis, structuring and all aspects of municipal bond originations. He has been involved in over $20 billion in public financing during his career for projects such as schools, colleges, water and sewer, stormwater, airports, seaports, transportation, athletic facilities, single and multi-family housing, and development districts to name a few. In 2005, he formed Wrathell, Hunt and Associates with Craig Wrathell and since that time has been involved in the creation, funding and management of many special districts, including many districts outside Florida.


    Prior to entering the public finance industry, Mr. Hunt worked in finance and marketing in Jeddah and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Jakarta, Indonesia from 1982 through 1984. Mr. Hunt graduated from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida in 1984 with a BS degree in Finance and Economics and in 1985 with an MBA degree in Finance.

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