Christa is a Managing Director in Citigroup's Global Transportation Group, where she leads the firm's U.S. shipping investment banking practice. She focuses on providing M&A, capital raising and financial advisory services across all of the maritime areas, including the tanker, LNG, containership leasing, dry bulk, container leasing, and port / terminal sectors. She has structured and led initial public offerings and subsequent equity offerings for many of the shipping companies presently listed in the U.S., and has served as structuring agent for the majority of the maritime Master Limited Partnerships.
Christa additionally has worked on numerous buyside advisory engagements for various shipping clients on a confidential basis as well as been active with companies exploring public debt alternatives. Additionally, she has worked with a spectrum of industrial clients, including extensive work for Ford Motor Company where she was involved in the sale of Volvo and the sale of Hertz. Christa received her M.B.A from the University of Michigan Business School, graduating with High Distinction. She has a B.A. in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, from the Ohio State University. Previously, she worked in finance for Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company.