Chris Staudt is a Partner at Emigrant Capital Corp. and has primary responsibility for managing new transactions. Prior to joining ECC, Mr. Staudt was a founding Principal of Environmental Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm funded by Emigrant Bank. Before co-founding Environmental Capital Partners, he spent the majority of his career in middle-market private equity and investment banking. In addition to his finance experience, he worked for two years in rural Haiti as a Peace Corps Volunteer where he designed and implemented numerous community based programs, centered primarily on microfinance, reforestation and soil conservation. Mr. Staudt began his career in the Technology Investment Banking group at CIBC World Markets. He received a B.A. in Physics from Pomona College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.