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Chad Christoff is a First Vice President in George K. Baum & Company’s Education & Nonprofit Finance practice. Mr. Christoff specializes in transactions for independent school borrowers across the country as well as private colleges and universities. He has spent more than 10 years at George K. Baum & Company working with educational institutions to prepare for, evaluate and execute tax-exempt debt financings. These financings include both bankbased and public market structures, fixed and variable rate debt, and the use of interest rate swaps and other derivatives.

Mr. Christoff has served as the primary point of contact, provided analytical support and managed transactions for a wide variety of recent independent school borrowers, ranging from “AAA” rated institutions such as Phillips Exeter Academy (NH) to sub-investment grade rated transactions for institutions such as Shattuck-St. Mary’s School (MN). He has worked with independent schools spanning the entire country, including Noble and Greenough School (MA), Thacher School (CA), Pine Crest School (FL), The John Cooper School (TX), Montessori School of Denver (CO) and The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico (PR).

In addition, Mr. Christoff has worked with several private higher education institutions including “AAA” rated Grinnell College, Morningside College and Buena Vista University in the State of Iowa and Roseman University of Health Sciences (NV and UT). He has served as the point of contact for several tax-exempt financings on behalf of the University of San Diego.

Mr. Christoff has presented at several industry seminars and conferences, including the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), Iowa Higher Education Loan Authority Annual CFO Conference, the Colorado Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference and the Louisiana Association of Independent School Annual Conference. He has also served as an ad-hoc member of the Finance Committee for Watershed School (CO). Mr. Christoff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Grinnell College and is a native of Donahue, IA.

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