Christine S. Battist is the Chief Financial Officer for Avison Young, where she is responsible for all financial aspects of corporate-development decisions regarding acquisitions, divestitures, financings and other related transactions. She has more than 25 years of financial management experience and leads global finance and accounting, treasury and tax including overseeing financing of the company’s growth as well as fostering relationships with investors and lenders.
Most recently, Christine served as Chief Financial Officer of Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY) and, previously was Managing Director at Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO). These two public REITs were affiliated with global alternative asset management firm Pine River Capital Management. During her career, she has managed the financial aspects of leading corporations within and outside the real estate sector, overseeing such matters as company formation, investor relations, recapitalization, internal financial controls, due diligence, risk management and financial audits.
Prior to joining Two Harbors, Christine was director of investor relations at the Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS), a Fortune 500 Company. She led investor relations during the company’s recapitalization and spinoff of Mosaic’s largest shareholder. Before moving into that role, she was Mosaic’s director of financial compliance, establishing the newly formed company’s inaugural Sarbanes-Oxley 404 program, effectively repositioning the firm’s global internal-control environment. Earlier in her career, she was director of internal audit at Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES), where she established its inaugural internal audit function; and she has a decade of experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, overseeing engagements on M&A, due diligence, risk management and financial audits.
Christine serves on the board of directors of Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ: CSWC) and the Girl Scouts River Valleys.
- Bachelor of Business Administration, St. Norbert College
- Certified Public Accountant