Chris has more than thirty years’ experience in structured insurance and lease based finance including positions at Barclays, Citibank and in the Channel Islands and has developed bespoke financing solutions across projects, infrastructure, corporate pensions, rescues and real estate.
FEBRUARY 2021 - UK - L&EIP Chief Executive Officer, Chris Bardouleau, wins CEO Monthly - Most Influential CEO 2021 - the United Kingdom. CEO Monthly quotes "This programme is designed to showcase and highlight exceptional individuals from across the business landscape that we believe will set the standard for 2021. Our recipients have been handpicked by CEO Monthly’s in-house research team based on comprehensive analysis and research.
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Representative clients have included Texaco, Marks & Spencer, Hertz, Cisco, Citrix, Siemens, Nationwide Building Society, Serco and the John Lewis Partnership.
Chris structured and sourced the funding partner for a VAT exempt client who wanted to reclaim the VAT from a major software role out across their complete organisation.
A de-risking of the logistics funding and cost risk structure for one of the leading publicly quoted UK retailers, reducing operational costs and risks across their complete transport infrastructure.
Advised and structured off balance sheet funding for the ICT, software inclusive, costs of two publicly quoted outsourcing companies enabling them to smooth costs of ICT across projects, without the typical peaks and troughs affecting cashflow adversely against fixed income contracts.
Created the first “per user” software licensing structure, and requisite funding for the innovator, and now market leading cloud computing company Citrix.
Chris was probably the first financier to identify and address the issue of pension scheme deficits affecting large employers internationally. The core, vanilla, solution provides an immediate capital provision for the sponsor to eliminate the deficit, go to full buy-out, or any points in between, off balance sheet.
Our CEO by the Managing Partner of a, Lloyds of London accredited and ISO9001 certified, brokerage and risk management house.
"Mr. Bardouleau is a highly driven executive and client advocate with an in- depth knowledge of the financial risk markets and extensive working experience in this area. He has always demonstrated to me a proven ability to expand upon all existing and new client, Government and funding relationships through his excellent knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills to effectively identify all client risk investment needs and to successfully deal with them. Mr. Bardouleau enjoys a vast experience and a deep understanding of the investment process and procedures.
He is a dynamic, highly effective and focused project leader and facilitator with extensive experience working in challenging environments. In my experience Mr. Bardouleau has always addressed and solved any issues quickly and effectively to deliver funding solutions across a broad spectrum of clients, countries and industries.