Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a leading global provider of business, financial and management advisory services, today announced the return of Bradley Wendt to the company’s financial practice as a senior consultant.
We are excited to welcome Brad back after his two-year appointment as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of the Treasury, added Paul Maleh, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the CRA. He is a leader in the financial markets and his extensive industry and government experience strengthens the customer offerings of CRAs.
Stephen ONeil, Co-Practice Leader of CRAs Finance, said: We are excited to have Brad back on the team. His strong expertise will enhance the handling of client matters involving fixed income capital markets, security prices, best execution practices, regulatory compliance and municipal securities.
Mr. Wendt led US Treasurys’ tax engagement with the leadership of Puerto Rico on all issues central to the area’s bankruptcy and economic recovery. He also worked with several federal agencies to design the tax controls required to disbursement of $ 40 billion in disaster recovery funds and $ 10 billion to restore energy.
Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Wendt was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he founded the company’s municipal capital markets group. For a decade he headed the Structuring, Creation, Trading, Securitization, Hedging, Pricing, Product Development and End-of-Day Portfolio Valuations groups.
While at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Wendt co-founded BondDesk, the leading fixed income trading platform in retail (currently d / b / a Tradeweb Direct). After resigning from Goldman Sachs, Mr. Wendt became President and Senior Regulatory and Credit Officer of BondDesks for its trading platform. The trading platform is electronically linked to 100,000 registered agents and executes 30,000 fixed income transactions per day.
During his 30-year financial career at Wendts, he was directly involved in safety insurance worth $ 100 billion. Its market innovations include inflation-linked municipal bonds (MuniCPIs) and short-term reset-linked municipal bonds (IndexedNotes). Mr. Wendt was awarded the Deal of the Year by Institutional Investor Municipal Capital Markets for innovative protection against changes in federal tax law.
Mr. Wendt holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Tuck School at Dartmouth College, a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Management from the United States Air Force Academy.
About the financial practice of CRAs
CRA has been involved in many of the largest and most famous financial disputes of the past decade. Banks and other financial firms rely on us for high quality research and analysis, expert testimony, and comprehensive litigation and regulatory support. Our experts have backgrounds in all areas of finance and accounting and work closely with leading academics from high-level research institutions, including former members of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the CFTC, the DOJ and the European Commission.
About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm specializing in business, financial and management consulting. CRA advises clients on commercial and financial issues related to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides companies through critical business strategies and performance-related issues. Since 1965, customers have commissioned CRA with the unique combination of functional competence and industry knowledge as well as with the objective solution of complex problems. CRA is headquartered in Boston with offices around the world. For detailed information on Charles River Associates, a registered trademark of CRA International, Inc., please visit www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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