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 Mr. Pucillo spun out the hedge fund business, which he had been managing since January 2002. Mr. Pucillo first joined Stanfield in 2000 as the Head of Trading. Prior to joining Stanfield, Mr. Pucillo was the Head of High Yield Loan Trading at Morgan Stanley from 1996 until 2000 and was instrumental in launching their leveraged loan effort. Mr. Pucillo’s credit trading experience began during his seven year tenure at Bankers Trust. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Pucillo 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. Mr. Pucillo received a BA in Economics from Lafayette College in 1989, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.