Chris joined Citi in 2001 following a 10-year stint at another major investment bank. Throughout his two decades in public finance, he has helped various states, counties, cities, school districts, community college districts, universities, hospitals, ports and airports, and water and sewer utilities, among others, raise over $228 billion of capital and working capital in over 500 financings. He has helped craft and execute a wide variety of credits, structures and financial products, including G.O. bonds, revenue bonds, lease/COP financings, TRANs, BANs, VRDOs, FRNs, CP, bridge loans, asset securitizations, interest rate swaps, options, forwards, POBs, PABs, QSCBs and RZEDBs.He also has specialized experience with municipal real estate financings, having completed over 40 non-recourse hotel financings, real estate development and redevelopment financings throughout his career. His experience includes serving as lead banker for some of Citigroup’s largest lead managed BABs financings, where he has played a central role in crafting and implementing the broad global marketing programs that promise to enhance US municipal issuers’ access to lower cost capital. Chris currently heads Citi’s Western Region public finance practice and sits on the Board of Directors for the California Public Securities Association (Cal PSA). He graduated with highest honors from UCLA with a BA in Economics/Business and holds Series 7, 53 and 63 registrations with the NASD.
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