CHRIS DIAZ is the co-CEO of Seminole Financial Services, LLC (SFS) a full-service national investment management / financial services organization. In addition to his role as co-CEO, Mr. Diaz oversees the Business Development team as well as Capital Raise and Investor Relations. To date Seminole has closed over $2.2 Billion in renewable energy construction financing, permanent Financing, and tax credit equity for solar and wind transactions.
Seminole Financial Services (SFS) provides pre-development loans; construction loans; permanent debt financing; and tax credit equity for Renewable Energy Transactions from $2 million in loan size and up as well as investment management services to various real estate investment vehicles. Currently, SFS manages over $500 million in commercial real estate and renewable energy assets nationwide, for the benefit of various public employee pension and retirement plans.
Chris is a frequent National Speaker at industry conferences regarding Renewable Energy Finance and Energy Credits. He has published multiple articles regarding Renewable Energy Finance. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors for the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) as the Chairman of the Solar Services & Consumers (SSC) Division, is a board member for the RE+ Events Board of Managers, is a member of RE+ Events Board of Managers Finance Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA).
Mr. Diaz has been involved with tax credits and financial services for over twenty-five years previously with Credit Suisse, MMA Financial, and the Midland Companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with emphasis in urban and regional planning from Florida State University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.