Mr. Svatos is president and chief operating officer of ConAm. He and Mr. Singh jointly direct overall strategy for the company's real estate investment and property management platforms.
As Chief Operating Officer, his responsibilities will include the day to day operations of ConAm including accounting, information technology and human resources. He continues his prior responsibilities as the company's chief financial officer responsible for the financial strategy of ConAm, including structuring and negotiating joint ventures with private and institutional capital sources, sourcing and negotiating debt financings, income tax planning, treasury management and maintaining ConAm's commercial banking and credit relationships.
Mr. Svatos is also the President Registered and Principal of ConAm securities, Inc., the broker/dealer responsible for ConAm's investment offerings.
Prior to joining ConAm in 1988, Mr. Svatos was the chief financial officer of AmeriStar Financial Corporation, a nationwide mortgage banking firm with annual Loan originations in excess of $2 billion. From 1984 to 1986, he served as chief financial officer of Sko-Fed Mortgage Corporation. He began his career in 1979 at Ernst & Whinney in Chicago. Mr. Svatos holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois