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Christopher Schilling

Senior Advisor

Chris Schilling works closely on the sourcing and diligence of investment opportunities in the water sector with the AVAIO team.

Mr. Schilling has been the CEO and COO of private equity-backed water companies. He was previously COO of the Southwest Water Group, a JPMorgan Asset Management

backed regulated water and waste water utility serving over 500,000 customers. As COO from 2016-2018, Mr. Schilling oversaw all aspects of operations, financial planning, capital investment, staffing and resource development.

Prior Experience:

  • CEO of the Park Water Company from 2009 to 2016, a Carlyle Infrastructure Partners-backed company. During his tenure, Mr. Schilling grew EBITDA 100% and helped lead a successful sale of the Park Water Company generating a 2.4x MOIC, 24% IRR

  • Managing Director in Bank of America’s International Private Placement division

  • Partner at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

  • Managing Director/Group Head in Bank of America's Mezzanine Capital

  • Investment Officer at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA)

Focus Area(s): 

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Water