Christopher Conley (Finance Committee Chair)

Managing Director
Tricadia Municipal Management
New York, NY

Christopher Conley is a managing director and leads the municipal finance platform at Muni Capital Management, LLC, a division of Tiptree Financial, which manages tax exempt assets for institutional investors. Chris joined Tiptree in 2009 from Cohen & Company, where he was a managing director and co-head of the municipal finance platform.

At Cohen, Chris led the team that completed Nonprofit Preferred Funding I, a $416 million securitization of high yield tax exempt bonds, which was named CDO of the year in 2007 by Total Securitization magazine. While at Cohen, Chris co-founded Muni Funding Company of America (MFCA), raised $170 million of private equity to capitalize MFCA, and served as president of its funding subsidiary, Muni Funding, Inc.

Previously, Chris founded and managed Nonprofit Capital, LLC to meet the capital needs of behavioral health care organizations. Nonprofit Capital manages the Community Health Facilities Fund (CHFF), a 501c3 organization with a mission to improve access to capital for community based behavioral healthcare facilities. CHFF created three national financing programs to fulfill its mission with a $9 million program-related investment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Prior to founding Nonprofit Capital, LLC, Chris was a senior vice president at Tucker Anthony & Company, where he led the municipal bond securitization effort and established the Tax Exempt Securities Trust with funds from CHFF and institutional investors.

Prior to Tucker Anthony, Chris led the Health Care Group at Lehman Brothers in New York, establishing Lehman as one of the leading underwriters of bonds for health care facilities. Prior to Lehman, Chris was employed in the Health Care Group in Booz, Allen & Hamilton’s New York office.

Apart from his business activities, Chris has served as chairman of the finance committee of the board of The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids since 1996; served on the finance committee of Catholic Health Initiatives, a multi-state health system based in Denver, CO from 1999 to 2011; and served on the board of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in New York from 1993 to 2004, including 3 years as chairman, during which he was recognized as Trustee of the Year in 2004 for his service.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he obtained a B.A., and was awarded a Masters of Health Administration from Duke University.