Eric Chatman has a diversified background in senior level finance and general management roles at quasi-public and private sectors domestically and internationally. His experience includes corporate finance, capital markets, affordable housing finance, and strategy.
Prior to joining Housing Partnership Network in July 2017 as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Chatman was President of The Chatman Group, LLC, a consulting and financial strategy firm whose clients include non-profits, financial institutions, and government agencies.
Skilled at change management, Mr. Chatman led the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority while President and Executive Director to develop, execute strategy, and implement process improvements which led to record levels of production. He also helped the Iowa Finance Authority navigate through the financial crisis by diversifying funding sources and introducing new funding strategies to enable the authority to continue to operate and grow its programs in his role as Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Chatman also served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Bank Treasurer and Head of Finance for the Retail Segment of CIGNA Retirement (now Prudential Retirement) where he helped grow CIGNA Bank & Trust from $40 to $200 million in assets. Mr. Chatman also spent several years working in West Africa as Division Manager in the treasury department at African Development Bank (ADB) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire and Vice-President, Corporate Finance at Databank Financial Services in Accra, Ghana. He began his career at Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Mr. Chatman serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; the New England Center and Home for Veterans; the Board of Managers of the National Community Stabilization Trust; and Board of Advisors for the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He has recently served on the boards of reSET Social Enterprise Trust, a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector and Plan International USA, an international non-profit organization focused on child centered community development active in over 50 developing countries. Other past board service includes being on the boards of Oakridge Neighborhood Services in Des Moines Iowa, YMCA of Greater Des Moines, and Boy and Girls Club of Hartford.
Mr. Chatman earned his MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and his BA in Economics from Tufts University.