Founder & CEO
Tom lives in the Southeast and has been an active real-estate investor for more than twelve years. He founded Ballast Rock and built the team needed to originate and manage both Sunbelt Fund I, Sunbelt Fund II, and the Louisiana Green Fuels fund. The Ballast Rock Sunbelt funds are focused on investing and managing workforce multifamily real estate investing in the South Eastern United States.
The Ballast Rock team combines talented Wall St. professionals, experienced local real estate operators, and Tom's experience as a partner at Watermark Partners Real Estate where he led strategy and investor relations for the organization since early 2016. Tom uses his international finance experience to support the Ballast Rock growth strategy, with a particular focus on risk mitigation, operational excellence, investor relations, and regulatory compliance.
Prior to working in real estate, Tom had a fourteen year Wall Street career. Most recently, he concluded nine years at Goldman Sachs & Co. as a trading desk head on the GS New York Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities trading floor. His international career at both Goldman Sachs and HSBC, has led him to live and work in New York, London, Dubai, and Sao Paulo. He has headed multiple desks primarily focused on structured financing, complex transaction execution, and institutional investor marketing at Goldman Sachs.
Tom received an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Licenses: 24, 7 & 63
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Christian has over 21 years experience in the Financial Markets. Before joining Ballast Rock, Christian was a managing director and the Global Head of FX Exotics Trading at Goldman Sachs. Over his career, he traded many products including FX, Commodity and Interest Rate Derivatives. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as an associate in Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities and was named managing director in 2008. Christian started his career at UBS in 1996.
Christian is a former member of the Board of Directors of The Yale Club of New York City, where he also served on the House Committee and as Chairman of the Membership and Marketing Committee. Christian received a BS in Applied Mathematics from Yale University.
Licenses: 24, 7 & 63
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