G. Christopher Welton

G. Christopher Welton

Summary

Award-winning international finance professional with proven track-record of building and managing profitable financial operations and client relationships in the US and Europe. Excellent financial analysis and communication skills used effectively to convey market value creation propositions and motivate personnel to achieve challenging profitability targets. Highly disciplined business unit manager with extensive experience in operational efficiency improvement and cost control. Expert at developing and implementing ambitious business development goals with streamlined resources.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Present

Founder

LPM Research

Provide asset and wealth management advisory services for US and Europe based clients.

Nov 2008 - Present

Senior Vice President

VINCI

Head of investor relations for the world's largest construction-concession operator.

Oct 2002 - Jun 2007

Vice President

Technip
  • Developed and executed comprehensive investor relations strategy designed to provide financial analysts and global investors with thorough understanding of the company’s earnings dynamics.
  • Developed in-depth appreciation of financial analysts’ models to value/evaluate the organization’s performance to provide feedback to the board, senior management and the international investment community.
  • Initiated and maintained proactive, timely and consistent contacts with analysts and investors via all media. Expanded this constituency as part of the investor relations strategy.
  • Actively promoted transparency and fair disclosure. Managed the NYSE listing relationship.

Main Achievements:

  • Designed and implementation of IR strategy leading to a 300% increase of market capital within 3 years.
  • Sourced external financial funds to fully fund IR activities for 4 years.
  • 2006 International Business Awards: Best IR Officer & Program.
Aug 2000 - Oct 2002

Director

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
  • Developed and executed core investor strategies and messages for equity and credit markets.
  • Drafted investor and credit communications for CEO.
  • Designed and conducted financial presentations at international investor conferences and one-on-one meetings.

Main Achievements:

  • Created and maintained strong market relationship with investors and analsysts during the demise of the TMT bull market.
  • Outlined and produced financial communications for corporate M&A.
May 1997 - Jul 2000

Vice President

http://www.bnymellon.com
  • Regional head of client relationship management for large and mid-cap European companies’ launching IPOs and secondary market offerings in the US and Europe .
  • Generated cross-sale revenues in excess of $5 million and enhanced program visibility through the marketing of value-added services.
  • Coordinated operational support amongst New York, London and Paris.

Main Achievements:

  • Consolidated Western Europe ADR issuer market leadership position for the bank's leading revenue generating division.
  • Oversaw and managed over 20 account transfers from competitors.
  • Built and managed unified, multi-culutral client service platform for US and European offices.
Jun 1987 - Apr 1997

Vice President

The Riggs National Bank
  • London-based regional head of overseas retail and private banking operations in Brussels, London and Paris: intital development, operational start-up and oversight of new private banking offices in Europe.
  • Paris-based general manager of French private and commercial banking subsidiary: full P&L responsibility and management of private and commercial banking operations, marketing strategy, foreign exchange operations, trade finance, management information systems, accounting operations (U.S. and French), French regulatory requirements, and personnel.
  • Washington, DC-based private banker: developed and managed deposit, trust, cash management and customized credit relationships for diplomats and foreign government representatives of Europe and Latin America.

Main Achievements:

  • Creation of highly profitable private banking network in Europe.
  • Reached profitability 2 years ahead of plan.

Education

Education
Sep 1983 - May 1985

MA

The Johns Hopkins University - Nitze School of International Studies
Sep 1976 - May 1981

BA

Occidental College
Sep 1978 - Jun 1979

Junior Year Abroad