Chris leverages more than 30 years of experience to provide the financing needed for agribusinesses to thrive in underserved markets. This experience includes building investment portfolios across the capital structure from scratch at Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, and Societe Generale, as well as developing a commodity repo business at Merrill Lynch. His career in underwriting commodities and agriculture investments began at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. following formal credit training at Manufacturers Hanover.
Covering small and medium-sized businesses in markets where capital availability is scarce, Chris’s team makes it possible for ardent entrepreneurs to achieve their mission. The result of this partnering and dynamic engagement is a satisfying relationship where AMERRA and the companies that trust us mutually benefit. Chris’s drive to achieve a win/win with portfolio companies is one reason for AMERRA’s reputation as one of the most ethical and effective debt investors in the industry.
Chris joined AMERRA in 2018 and is responsible for debt investments outside of Brazil, currently spanning the U.S. down to Argentina. He holds an MBA from New York University with majors in Finance and Accounting and was named a Leonard Stern Scholar based on academic achievement. Chris received a BA from Cornell University in Psychology and Economics. Chris speaks fluent Spanish and rusty Portuguese.