Mitch has spent most of his career working with financial institutions in developing countries. He invested in, rated, and structured numerous transactions in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Prior to forming Treetops Capital, Mitchell was a managing director at Credit Suisse where he headed global syndicate and primary trading in the structured finance group. Mitch was also a managing director in the Structured Securities Group at Bank of America in New York and London where he had several roles including head of global syndicate.
Mitch was the head of the emerging markets structured finance team at Fitch Ratings in London and had responsibility for Eastern and Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa. At Fitch he rated financial institutions and various types of structured finance transactions in a wide array of countries. He managed a team of 17 credit analysts, led rating committees, and developed rating criteria.
Mitch is also the co-founder of RPF Development, a property development company that focuses on developing affordable residential housing in Romania.
Mitch has been involved in microfinance since 1996 when he designed a ratings framework to rate one of the first pilot securitization programs in this asset class. He started his financial career at the Federal Reserve focusing on the Latin American banking sector, conducting fundamental and quantitative analysis on a broad array of financial institutions in Latin America.
Mitch holds a Masters from the School of International Affairs at Columbia University and a B.A. from Binghamton University.