Chris Mellia (New York) joined KKR in 2021 and is a Managing Director within the Credit business, focused on private credit investments. Mr. Mellia co-heads the firm's global Asset-Based Finance Investment Strategy, particularly focused on specialty finance and asset-based investments in the U.S. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Mellia was head of structured products at Global Atlantic Financial Group, where he focused on residential, consumer, and renewable assets. Previously, Mr. Mellia worked in fixed income research at Credit Suisse and in asset finance at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Mellia holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics from Columbia University.