Metis Solutions LLC

Biography

Home
About Us
Services for Banks
Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting
Biography
Publications and Speeches
Contact Us

Consulting services for the growth and security of your business

Christopher S. Hillcoat, CCTS
President

Chris.jpg

President and founder of Metis Solutions LLC, Chris' professional experience includes nearly a decade as a consultant to banks, providing guidance on business strategy, compliance, training, technology and other matters.  In addition, he has provided expert witness and litigation consulting services in both state and Federal litigation involving industry custom and practice and the role of the trustee under the Trust Indenture Act and in municipal, corporate and structured financings.  He has also provided expert opinions on industry custom and practice in connection with business escrows.  Prior to Metis, Chris was the Group Senior Vice President and Division Manager for LaSalle Bank National Association’s Corporate and Institutional Trust Services Division for eight years.  He led all aspects of institutional trust administration and business development, including Corporate Trust, Shareholder Services, Escrow Administration, Employee Stock Ownership Plan Administration, Land Trust, Employee Benefits, Safekeeping, and Domestic and Global Custody.

Before joining LaSalle, Chris worked for Boatmen’s Trust Company (formerly Centerre Trust Company) for 13 years.  He was the Senior Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Trust Division, with nine offices in seven states, leading Boatmen's Corporate Trust, Stock Transfer and Escrow product lines.


Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.  He also holds Master of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  He has held the Institute of Certified Bankers’ professional designation of Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS) since 1992.  Chris has served as a member of the Editorial Board for Network News and has written articles and made numerous presentations on litigation trends, professionalization, current issues, best practices, leadership and risk management. 


Chris chaired or co-chaired the American Bankers Association Capital Markets conference for five successive years since 2000 and has continued as a member of the Planning Committee for the 2006 through 2011 annual conferences.  He also was chairperson for the 2002 IMN Public Finance Conference.  He has served for seven years, including four as chairperson, on the American Bankers Association's Corporate Trust Committee. 


Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of Leap Learning Systems, a non-profit organization specializing in language and communication skill development for disadvantaged children.  He chaired this Board from 2004 through 2009.
Metis Solutions LLC
1428 Franklin Avenue
River Forest, Illinois  60305-1041
Phone: 708.366.8287