Chris has spent his entire career working in the community and economic development field on projects that transform communities both in the U.S. and abroad.
Chris is a 15 year veteran of the New Market Tax Credit industry. He has worked for multiple national CDEs/CDFIs in various capacities. At Sunflower Development he focuses his time almost exclusively on NMTCs and has secured $165 million in NMTCs for over $300 million worth of projects nationwide. Chris works directly with projects sponsor to source NMTC allocation, structure deals, source debt and syndicate NMTCs. He has worked on a variety of projects from rural hospitals to urban industrial; however, he specializes in grocery store projects in food deserts. In addition, Chris works directly with CDE/CDFIs to add capacity and help manage deal flow as well as working to build out CDFI/CDEs investment strategy, creation of loan funds, sourcing outside capital and tax credits and managing the NMTC application process. Chris has a passion for projects that require out of the box thinking and maximize community impact.