Chatham Financial announces CEO transition effective January 2022
December 1, 2021 (Kennett Square, PA) – Chatham Financial, a leader in financial risk management and capital markets solutions, announced publicly today that its Board of Directors appointed Matt Henry as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2022, succeeding Chatham’s current CEO, Clark Maxwell. Maxwell will conclude his almost 20 years at Chatham transitioning beyond the firm to pursue full-time volunteer, faith-based endeavors.
“I am tremendously excited for Chatham’s next chapter of growth,” said Maxwell. “Over his 17-year career with the company, Matt has worked with teams across Chatham to advance our innovation and ingenuity, pioneering our solutions and the way we serve clients. Matt’s in-depth capital markets knowledge and his ability to anticipate market and client needs underscores his ability to lead Chatham toward future expansion and impact.”
Henry, whose tenure at Chatham began in 2004, currently serves as a Managing Partner and Chairman focused on managing key commercial real estate client relationships and developing strategies for Chatham’s advisory and technology solutions.
“This is an amazing time to be on the Chatham team, and I am honored to be selected for the role of CEO,” said Henry. “With our unmatched client partnerships combined with strong capital markets knowledge and substantial technology power, Chatham will continue to be the trusted advisor to our clients while we revolutionize the ways they solve complex capital markets challenges. Our focus in 2022 is to heavily invest in client technology solutions and to continue to attract top capital markets talent around the world.”
Henry steps into the CEO role after eight years of leading the Global Real Estate business, which tripled its annual revenue during his tenure. He has helped grow Chatham into the largest independent financial risk management firm, with over $1.3 trillion of debt on its market-leading debt management system and executing over $2 billion daily in hedging transactions. Henry has a demonstrated history of innovating at Chatham, including expanding Chatham’s European business and launching its valuations platform.
Maxwell plans to transition from Chatham on March 31, 2022, after nearly 20 years of dedicated service and leadership. He previously served as Chatham’s Chief Operating Officer, head of the accounting practice, and director of financial institutions. Prior to joining Chatham, Clark worked in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young and worked at the Financial Accounting Standards Board on the development of Statement 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities. Clark also served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) for 12 years.
“We are grateful to Clark for all he has contributed over his almost 20 years with Chatham,” said Henry. “His leadership and expertise have been integral to our current success, and we are proud of him for continuing the tradition of our leaders focusing on having a positive impact on the world.”
About Chatham Financial
Chatham Financial is the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm. A leader in debt and derivative solutions, Chatham provides clients with access to in-depth knowledge, innovative tools, and an incomparable team of over 700 employees to help mitigate risks associated with interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity exposures. Founded in 1991, Chatham serves more than 3,500 companies across a wide range of industries — handling over $1 trillion in transaction volume annually and helping businesses maximize their value in the capital markets, every day.
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