Last week, we profiled Robert C. Divine, a seasoned immigration attorney/EB-5 expert and moderator for tomorrow’s IIUSA EB-5 webinar on Bridge Financing and Escrow Options (November 12th at 3 PM EST).
Today, we introduce the other three panelists: Gina D. Nisbeth, Director in the Structured Lending and Investments Group for Citigroup, Ishween Sethi, Vice President of Citi Agency and Trust Sales and Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at NES Financial.
Gina Nisbeth is responsible for the management of Citi’s New Markets Tax Credit program including transaction origination and structuring as well as portfolio management. Ms. Nisbeth also serves as the President of the firm’s Community Development Entity, named the Citi NMTC Corporation.
Gina Nisbeth began her career with Citi 16 years ago on the Short Term sales and trading desk. She traded the municipal Tender Option Bond portfolio to money market funds for 10 years, growing that program to the largest in the industry. Ms/ Nisbeth transitioned into Citi Community Capital, Citi’s community development lending and investing group in 2009.
Ms. Nisbeth graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. in Political Science and as an Eagleton Institute of Politics Undergraduate Fellow. She later received an MBA from The Fox School of Business at Temple University with a concentration in Finance. She holds a Series 7 and 63 licenses from FINRA.
Ishween Sethi, Vice President of Citi Agency and Trust Sales
Ishween Sethi has been with Citi for ten years and has significant experience working as a Product Specialist in the Agency and Trust group. She currently works with clients in the Healthcare and Public sectors with a special focus on domestic Infrastructure Development and Finance activities which include the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
Ms. Sethi has a successful track record of developing execution strategies and managing solution implementations for unique transactional requirements. Recent transactions she has worked on have required: Trustee, Collateral Agent and Intercreditor Agent services to support an innovative Public Private Partnership project in Iowa; Tender & Exchange and Escrow Agent services to support several domestic and cross-border acquisitions; and complex Escrow arrangements to support litigation settlements and EB-5 financing of domestic projects.
Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Sethi worked in Market Research and Sales Analysis for L’Oreal, Bayer and Information Resources Inc. A graduate of Rutgers University, she currently resides in New York City.
Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at NES Financial
Reid Thomas is responsible for global sales and marketing at NES Financial. He brings over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing at both private and public companies and has held executive sales and marketing positions at other high-growth Silicon Valley companies including Sylantro Systems, an industry pioneer in Voice Over IP; VINA Technologies, where he significantly increased the company’s revenues and market share leading to a successful IPO in 2000; and Octel Communications, which was acquired by Lucent Technologies. Most recently Reid served as SVP of Global Sales at Laszlo Systems, a global leader and pioneer in Rich Internet Applications. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.