Mr. Gouskos serves White Oak as Managing Director of Originations, responsible for originating and underwriting new investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds. Mr. Gouskos has over 20 years of relevant experience in commercial and corporate finance, including the start-up of an ABL and Leveraged Cash Flow platform which was grown to over US$600MM in outstandings, the repositioning of a middle market ABL platform, successfully developing a direct origination capability and as a Managing Director of a nationwide turnaround and restructuring firm, where he managed a primary contract with the FDIC to sell and/or liquidate the assets of failed bank subsidiaries. His other experience includes managing and growing a large wholesale mortgage origination platform as a Divisional President and capital markets experience with BA Securities in their asset securitization group. Gouskos started his career with GE Capital and Heller Financial where he held a number of positions including portfolio management, underwriting and workouts. Mr. Gouskos holds a B.B.S. in Accounting from Iowa State University with an emphasis in Finance and has also received his Series 7 and Series 63 certifications and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Chris is an active member of the CFA, TMA and ACG and is a former Board Member of the CFA’s Southeast Chapter.