Suzanne Shank can make competing with the big guys on Wall Street sound ho-hum.

"You can have a lot of bodies, but if you have a good group of people with good connections you can do a pretty good job," says Shank, the 47-year-old president and chief executive officer of Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. LLC, a specialist in underwriting municipal debt.

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