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Chris Droussiotis

Lecturer; Senior Managing Partner, Kinisis Ventures Limited (KV)

Chris Droussiotis’ training and expertise is in the area of Investment Banking. He has over 30 years of experience working for numerous corporations in various executive management positions, including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, CIBC Oppenheimer, Mizuho Financial Group, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Trust UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Mitsui Nevitt Banking Corporation.

Mr. Droussiotis is a former Managing Director, General Manager, and Head of Strategic Credit of Products Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), managing a leveraged loan portfolio of over $10 billion of large cap and middle market leveraged loans, as well as investments in Special Purpose Vehicle funds, Collateralized Loan Obligations, and Business Development Companiess that are backed by leveraged loans and high yield bonds. 

In April 2018, Mr. Droussiotis left SMBC and joined, as a Senior Managing Partner, Kinisis Ventures Limited (KV), a business accelerator company that helps international start-ups expand in the U.S. market. Mr. Droussiotis leads KV’s deal-flow review, valuations, and strategic capital raising team. He calls on private equity and venture capital firms, manages and consults a portfolio of new startup companies in the FinTech, CleanTech, and HealthTech areas of business, as well as guides with the firm’s early business development.

In addition to Columbia University, Mr. Droussiotis is an adjunct professor for various colleges and universities including Fordham University, Baruch College, and Seton Hall University. His courses include Quantitative Analysis in Business, Investment Analysis, Managerial Finance, Commercial Credit & Banking, Debt & Fixed Income Markets, Derivative Strategies, Business Statistics, Equity Valuation, and Advanced New Venture Management. Mr. Droussiotis has also given lectures on various subjects including Leveraged Buyouts, Credit Markets, Loan Syndications, Capital Markets at Baruch College, Bank of China, Cendant Corporation, China Construction Bank, Wyndham Worldwide, Travelport and the Industrial Bank of Japan, etc.

Chris has written two textbooks and collaborated on a third book. These are:

“Credit Risk Management & Analysis”, co-authored with Stuart Shelly – Preliminary Edition – published by Cognella Academic Publications – December 2021

“The Analytical Approach to Finance, Investments and Credit" First Edition – published by Cognella Academic Publications – August 2019

“Mergers and Acquisitions” - A Practitioner's Guide to Successful Deals” contributed one chapter on “Leveraged Buyouts”- published World Scientific in March 0f 2019.

Education

  • M.B.A., Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.S., Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University