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Christopher Winchenbaugh

Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Winchenbaugh is co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Intrepid Financial Partners. Chris is based in Boston.

Chris is a seasoned executive with nearly 25 years of experience in Investment Banking. He combines significant markets expertise with deep operational and management expertise and experience.

Prior to co-founding Intrepid in 2015, Chris served as COO of Barclays, Americas from 2013 to his departure, and COO of Barclays’ Global Investment Banking Division from 2011 until 2013. While at Barclays, he was a member of the Investment Banking Executive Committee, the Americas Management Committee, and the Senior Leadership Group, which consisted of the top 150 employees globally.

Prior to assuming executive COO roles, Chris held a number of senior capital markets positions at Barclays. He was most recently head of all product origination groups in the Americas from 2010 to 2011, which included Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Hybrid Capital, Fixed Income and Equity Derivatives, Securitization, Loans, Restructuring, Private Placements and Project Finance. Before that role he was Head of Debt Capital Markets, Americas from 2008 to 2010, which also included Securitization and Project Finance.

Before joining Barclays, Chris had spent his entire career at Lehman Brothers, where he was most recently Head of Global Debt Capital Markets from 2006 to 2008, and Head of US Debt Capital Markets from 2005 to 2006. During his tenure at Lehman, Chris also ran the Convertible Origination business from 2003 to 2005, and was a senior member of the Debt Capital Markets business from 1996 until 2003 where he covered Power, Natural Resources and Telecom/Media/Technology.

Over his career, Chris has worked directly on over $75 billion of capital raising transactions, and has run businesses that combined have raised over $1 trillion of capital across Debt, Equity and Loans, in addition to billions of dollars of derivatives.

At both Lehman and Barclays, Chris either ran or participated in the Investment Banking Commitment Committee and Loan Participation Committee which were responsible for evaluating all capital markets and loan transactions within the investment banking division. While at both firms he spearheaded the recruiting effort at Kellogg and was instrumental in establishing mentorship programs within investment banking.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Holy Cross and an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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