Christopher E. Jones is an investment strategy professional with over 20 years of experience concentrated in international business development, finance, sell-side and buy-side investment banking, investor relations, and operational finance. He also has experience as a consumer analyst with over 15 years covering the consumer discretionary sector. Mr. Jones joined Odyssey in 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer.
As CFO, Mr. Jones directs the company’s overall finance function and provides specialized focus in financial negotiations, financial analysis and modeling, funding transactions, business/financial reporting and investor relations. He ensures Odyssey’s capital structure is optimized so that the team can execute mineral resource projects in a financially feasible and socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Prior to joining Odyssey, Mr. Jones was Vice President of Corporate Finance and Development at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment since 2017 where he led International Financial Development and Investor Relations; Managing Director, Equity Research - Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Buckingham Research Group from 2016-2017; Managing Director, Equity Research - Americas Gaming at Union Gaming from 2014-2016; and Managing Director, Equity Research – Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Telsey Advisory Group from 2008-2014. He has also held positions at Oppenheimer & Company, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance from Boston University and possesses Series 7 NYSE/NASD General Rep, Series 63 State Regulatory Requirements, Series 86 & 87 Analyst certifications.