Our Team
Virginie Raphael

Virginie Raphael brings extensive experience working with U.S. state and local governments, focusing on public-private partnerships, municipal finance, and the preparation of requests for proposals.

Virginie works with clients on a variety of Tusk Strategies’ projects including campaign strategy, assisting clients positioning themselves in procurement processes and conducting research for potential and current business partners.

Prior to Tusk Strategies, Virginie was a Vice President in Public Finance at Barclays, participating in all aspects of transaction origination including bond structuring, cashflow modeling, credit rating presentation, marketing and investor relations, and deal execution. She played a key role in the pricing of over $9 billion senior managed financings for a variety of municipal issuers.

Virginie was also responsible for the drafting of responses to requests for proposals from state and local governments throughout the country. She focused on municipal securitization transactions, in particular public-private partnership projects in the transportation and lottery space. She built a model and conducted analysis of over 25 State lotteries across the U.S. to assist clients in evaluating opportunities associated with private sector leasing.

Virginie graduated from the Fletcher School at Tufts University with a Master’s Degree in International Business and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Institute for Political Sciences (Sciences Po) in France. She is a native French speaker and is fluent in English and German.

Tusk Strategies develops, manages and executes full-scale campaigns.

When someone has a lot at stake - whether they are a Fortune 500 company, a major issue advocacy group, or institution - and they want someone to professionally manage their campaign for them, they hire us. We develop the underlying strategy, we help put together the team, and then we run the campaign through to completion, day in, day out.