Kristi Jackson is the Chairman of TFA Capital Partners. She co-founded TFA in 2009 to exclusively serve the needs of Native American Tribes with their financing-related issues. On a daily basis, she manages the operations of this seven-employee company as well as serving as the principal marketing and client relationship manager for the Tribal effort. The company has worked with over 40 Tribes on assignments since its founding – ranging from small advisory assignments providing feedback on a single issue to large capital raising engagements of well over $500 million in size.
Prior to founding TFA, she served as a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities, leading the Tribal finance effort on the bank’s investment banking platform. Her efforts at Banc of America raised more than $15 billion of capital for over 30 Tribes, including syndicated bank debt, high yield and tax-exempt bonds. She joined the bank in 1995 and contributed to the efforts of the first-ever syndicated loan for a Tribe, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s $350mm credit facility, as well as the first-ever bond offering for an unsupported Tribal greenfield development project in California.
Kristi regularly speaks on Tribal finance topics at industry conferences for organizations including NAFOA and NIGA as well as at regional Tribal organizations’ events. She is a member of the Corporate Board of Advisors for the Native American Finance Officers Association and has been a member of the Advisory Board for the G2E industry conference. She is frequently interviewed and quoted as a resource on Tribal finance in various national publications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
Jackson holds series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.