Thomas J. Marshella is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Finance in the Americas. Tom also heads Diversity & Inclusion efforts for Moody’s Corporate Finance globally. He previously served as Managing Director for the diversified manufacturing, construction, homebuilding, gaming, lodging, and restaurant sectors. In addition, he has led Moody’s Leveraged Finance efforts since late 1996, including the introduction of loan ratings.
Tom’s international experience includes serving as Chief Credit and Administrative Officer of Moody’s Sydney office. He also headed infrastructure and project finance initiatives throughout Asia Pacific. Prior U.S. responsibilities included heading global electric utility analysis. In this capacity, Tom participated in rating privatized entities throughout Europe, Asia, and Australasia. Tom was instrumental in assigning the first public debt ratings to project financings, particularly those related to electricity generation. He was also involved in rating the “Hero Asia” project, the first crossborder capital markets project financing. Tom has been a keynote speaker at numerous economic, financial, and industry conferences including United Nations hearings on “Financing For Development”.
Tom is on the board of directors for the Master of Science in Financial Risk Management program at The University of Connecticut. He also sits on the Investor Board of Advisors of Market News International. Prior to joining Moody’s, Tom was a credit analyst with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and an auditor for EY. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tom received an MBA in finance from Tulane University and BS in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.