John Gilchrist Principal
Mr. Gilchrist is the Chief Executive Officer of ATALYST FINANCIAL GROUP, the Desert Southwest region member of U.S. Realty Capital. Mr. Gilchrist has 20 + years of experience in banking, real estate, and accounting, has worked for public and private multi-national firms and is a successful entrepreneur.
Mr. Gilchrist began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen where he specialized in the real estate and communications industries. He left Arthur Andersen to join one of his publicly traded clients, Star Telecom where he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of European Operations. He transitioned to investment banking when he joined Lehman Brothers in London, where he specialized in cross-border merger and acquisition advisory, capital raises and debt restructuring. Mr. Gilchrist left Lehman Brothers and went on with colleagues to establish two boutique investment banks, Silver Pacific Advisors and then Valtus Capital Group. Mr. Gilchrist has been directly involved in over $2.5bn worth of transactions as an Investment Banker. Past clients include major home builders, master plan developers, gaming clients, investors and other property owners.
Mr. Gilchrist received his B.S. in Accounting and a MBT from the University of Southern California.