Christina Padgett is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group and leads the Leveraged Finance practice. She spends most of her time chairing high yield rating committees and producing credit research with a focus on the leveraged finance market and private equity. Before joining Moody’s, Christina was a vice president at JPMorganChase in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Prior to her experience in investment banking, Christina finished the bank’s Credit Training program and worked in Europe Corporate Finance and Credit Audit. She received a Masters in International Political Economy from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in History from William Smith College.