Christopher’s experience spans many industries with a focus on Energy (Renewable Biofuels and Solar, Power, Offshore Services and other sectors), Commercial Real Estate (Hospitality, Leisure-related, MPCs, Specialty REITs, and other asset classes), financial services (specialty finance, leasing, subprime consumer and SME lending), industrials, healthcare (community hospitals and pharmaceuticals), consumer products, shipping and barge, business services and media.
He has closed over 100 transactions in his career encompassing a wide variety of complex situations, including debt-to-equity conversions, mergers, reorganizations, equity and junior capital financing, as well as asset and corporate stock purchases and sales, in and out of bankruptcy. He has advised a significant number of public and private companies in a wide range of industries, advising Boards of Directors, management teams, investors, and creditor groups.
Prior to joining Teneo, Christopher served as Partner, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Member of the Management Committee of Carl Marks Advisors for 14 years, successfully growing the investment banking practice into an industry leading boutique. Before joining Carl Marks in 2003, Christopher was a Vice President in JP Morgan’s Global M&A Group focused in New York and London for seven years. Prior to his career in banking, Christopher served in various roles in international trade including Special Assistant to the Trade Policy Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and Assistant Manager in Itochu International’s Machinery Group.
Christopher has been deemed an expert witness in various courts nationally and has testified in numerous contested matters on various subject matters including valuation, feasibility, bidding and auction procedures, sale processes, bid protections, DIP financing, interest rates, plans of reorganization, substantive consolidation, option valuation, and 1111(b) notes among other topics.
Christopher was named Restructuring Banker of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 in the boutique and middle market categories, Distressed M&A Banker of the Year in 2016 by the Turnaround Atlas Awards, and consistently ranked as a Top 5 Bankruptcy Investment Banker by The Daily Deal, among many other awards and recognitions.
Christopher earned a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He serves on a number of boards including the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Career Development (ICD), a non-profit organization devoted to vocational rehabilitation for the disabled, and on the Board of Global Maritime Investments. Christopher is a FINRA Securities Principal.