OUR TEAM

Management Team
Trista Choksi
Co-founder and Principal

Jointly, Trista is responsible for the daily operations of Calyx Capital Partners and will join the acquired company's management team to lead the day-to-day operations.

 

Prior to founding Calyx Capital Partners, Trista was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, where she gained extensive experience isolating, diagnosing, and structuring complex business problems and leading both internal and client teams to drive organizational and operational change.  Trista advised companies across a variety of industries on issues including strategic planning and governance, merger integrations, due diligence, organizational design, growth strategy, and operational efficiency.  Trista has a tangible track record of creating value for her clients and has used data-driven analysis and sound recommendations to drive organizations to action. 

 

Prior to Bain, Trista worked at The Dilenschneider Group, a boutique public relations and communications consultancy, designing long-term strategic campaigns and leading new business development efforts.  Trista started her career at Credit Suisse as a fixed income derivatives analyst where she was responsible for managing client relationships and executing complex derivative trades.

 

Trista holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BA from Yale University, where she was a four-year college athlete on the Yale women’s soccer team.  She grew up in Washington, DC, and currently lives in Chicago with her fiancé. 

Jessica Markowitz
Co-founder and Principal

Jointly, Jessica is responsible for the daily operations of Calyx Capital Partners and will join the acquired company's management team to lead the day-to-day operations.

 

Prior to founding Calyx Capital Partners, Jessica was a Senior Associate at The Keystone Group, a boutique management consulting firm, where she gained vast experience implementing operational changes to grow EBITDA, maximize cash flow, and enhance overall financial flexibility of her distressed clients. Jessica’s experience driving operational improvements, coupled with her work in restructuring consulting and distressed trading/research, has given her a strong understanding of capital markets, balance sheet management, and financial modeling.  

 

Prior to Keystone, Jessica worked at Alvarez & Marsal in the Restructuring Group, advising large companies on corporate reorganizations.  Jessica also worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland on the distressed credit trading desk where she performed financial and legal due diligence to uncover investment opportunities for her group and clients. Jessica started her career at Lehman Brothers working in the leveraged loan middle office followed by six months at the Lehman Brothers Estate.

 

Jessica holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BSM from Tulane University.  Jessica grew up outside of Boston and currently lives in Chicago.

Calyx Capital Partners

(847) 238-2270
trista@calyxcapitalpartners.comjessica@calyxcapitalpartners.com