As the Chief Risk Officer, Christian is accountable for the management and oversight of all credit and investment risk exposures undertaken by Trez Capital on behalf of its sponsored investment programs. Christian’s oversight and leadership ensures our organization builds and maintains strong, sustainable, and balanced investment portfolios that optimize risk adjusted returns.
Christian has 20 years of diverse commercial lending experience, with in-depth knowledge in credit structuring, risk and portfolio management. He has spent the last 15 years at Bank of Montreal (BMO) in a variety of progressively senior commercial banking and credit risk management roles, including Head of Credit Structuring and Portfolio Management, Commercial Banking where he had credit risk oversight and defined the risk appetite for an $80-billion commercial portfolio, including $20-billion in commercial real estate. Other notable posts at BMO include: Head of Syndications, Head of Commercial Credit Western Canada and National Director for Special Account Management Unit.
Christian holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business.