It is not just the combination of highly trained and experienced people that enables PHiQ to deliver the highest quality services. It is the collective experience of commercial, financial, accounting and business development skills that provides a unique framework for business success.

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James H Baird Jr | United States

Based in New York, Jim has over 35 years of experience in structured finance, specifically leasing, project finance, leveraged finance, structured trade finance, debt placement, private equity, debt and equity placement, and M&A.

Jim has held senior transaction and managerial positions with some of the most influential financial institutions in the world, among them are the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Salomon Smith Barney/CitiGroup , Bell Atlantic Capital, GATX Capital, and ITEL Corporation. He is currently a principal and co-founder of Gotham Capital Advisors.

This experience, together with first-hand knowledge of the alternative energy (geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind power), infrastructure, aviation, rail, marine, commercial real estate, manufacturing, and power production sectors enables Jim to advise clients effectively on the modelling, development, marketing, analysis, and implementation of highly complex commercial strategies and transactions.

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Michael Vardavas | Australia

Based in Sydney, Michael has extensive credentials in financial engineering, capital structuring and strategic business development, gained during a 20 year career traversing corporate and structured finance, financial and capital markets, risk and relationship management, and business advisory services.

Prior to founding PHiQ Capital (a licenced Australian financial services company) in 2003, Michael was a Director of Corporate Financial Engineering at Société Générale, having been a Director of Structured Products at PwC, and a Manager in Structured Products at Commonwealth Bank of Australia before that.

This experience, together with a multidisciplinary background in finance, accounting, taxation and law, affords him an innate ability to design, market, implement, and critically evaluate highly complex commercial, financial and legal arrangements spanning any number of jurisdictions, industries and market sectors.

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