APRIL 6-7 | FOUR SEASONS HOUSTON
Christopher J. Chaput is President of Trafalgar Industries, LLC which is the owner of start up biofuel company DG Fuels LLC. He has over 28 years of experience as an executive, an investment banker, a restructuring advisor and an investor, primarily in the aviation sector and more recently in the emerging biofuel sector. Prior positions include: equity partner in an aircraft leasing platform backed by The Carlyle Group, managing director and equity partner in the Seabury Group specializing in aircraft finance and airline restructuring, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley providing investment banking services to the airline and aircraft leasing sectors, and managing director at Northwest Airlines. Mr. Chaput practiced law with a Minneapolis law firm, specializing in corporate, partnership and tax law and worked in the Tax Department at Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Chaput earned his B.A. from Creighton University, magna cum laude, and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he also taught Business Planning for two years as an adjunct professor.