Kirby Freeman, Consultant, has over 23 years of financial and credit experience. Mr. Freeman began his career in Finance working as an Associate Director of Public Finance for Standard and Poor’s Corp. in New York. He previously worked as a news reporter for Reuters News Service. While with Standard and Poor’s Corp., Mr. Freeman was responsible for analyzing the creditworthiness of debt issued by local governments in a number of states. He then worked for KeyBank as a Senior Vice President responsible for a team of loan underwriters analyzing potential loans on behalf of KeyBank’s Public Sector team. While at KeyBank, Mr. Freeman developed and implemented credit criteria standards and procedures for the public sector loan portfolio. After working with KeyBank, Mr. Freeman joined Huntington National Bank as a Vice President. At Huntington National Bank, Mr. Freeman was responsible for managing banking credit risks by analyzing micro- and macroeconomic trends and approving loans. Most recently, Mr. Freeman was the Director of Development for the City of Canton, OH.
Mr. Freeman holds a B.A., cum laude, in Journalism from Howard University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.