Christopher Pucillo founded Solus Alternative Asset Management in July of 2007 and currently serves as its Managing Partner & CEO/CIO. Solus emerged out of Stanfield Capital Partners when Chris spun out the hedge fund business, which he had been managing since January 2002. Chris first joined Stanfield in 2000 as the Head of Trading. Prior to joining Stanfield, Chris was the Head of High Yield Loan Trading at Morgan Stanley from 1996 until 2000 and was instrumental in launching their leveraged loan effort. Chris’ credit trading experience began during his seven year tenure at Bankers Trust. From 1989 to 1992, Chris worked on various phases of underwriting leveraged loans, including structuring and negotiating leveraged buyouts. In 1992, in an overall effort to create additional liquidity in the leveraged loan market, he moved to the loan trading desk, where he ran Leveraged Loan Trading, and was one of the four founding members of the LSTA (Loan Syndications and Trading Association), which was created to expand the liquidity of the leveraged loan market. Chris received a BA in Economics from Lafayette College in 1989, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.
Chris and his wife Laura starting visiting Telluride in 1998 and purchased their home in 2007. Along with their 3 girls – Julia (22), Alexandra (21) and Sabrina (17) they have spent every Christmas holiday in Telluride since 2006 and nearly every July 4th since 2007. The Pucillo family is a member of the Telluride Ski and Golf Club and in addition to supporting the Telluride Foundation, have been annual supporters of MountainFilm and the Telluride Medical Center.
Chris has served on the board of the Oak Knoll School in Summit, NJ (where his three daughters attended) since 2013. In addition to the board, Chris serves as the Chairman on the Investment Committee and is on the Finance Committee.
Chris has also held several corporate board positions, including most recently MGM Studios and is currently serving on the board of NextWave Telecom.