Christopher Good

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Title: Vice President
Firm: RBC Capital Markets
Age: 33

How does an English Major become interested in public finance? Just three words – state budget cuts.

“I’m an Ohio native and was an undergrad at Miami University, a public institution, when the state cut funding to higher education,” said Christopher R. Good, now a vice president at RBC Capital Markets. “The cuts fell hard on the English Department and I began to wonder ‘Who makes the decisions at the state level about higher education?’ And I changed my major to Economics and went on to my first job at PNC Bank with a continuing interest in higher ed.”

Good went on to earn a Master’s with a focus in public finance from the University of Pennsylvania and he has completed doctoral coursework at Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

He has presented research on the evolving strategic considerations in higher education at conferences including the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the ASU/GSV Summit.

While Good has extensive experience in doing traditional municipal higher ed bond deals in both the tax-exempt and taxable sectors for some of the nation’s largest universities, he also is interested in developing new financing structures to meet the demands of the evolving higher education sector.

Good was an avid runner and even completed a 100-mile ultramarathon. He lives with his family in New York.

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