Kristal Seales is a Managing Director and research analyst for the TIAA organization. Ms. Seales is a member of the leveraged finance team, where she analyzes companies in a variety of sectors, including gaming, leisure, lodging, retail, consumer products, and food and beverage. In addition, she is Head of Fixed Income Governance and Risk Assessment for the Global Fixed Income Research team. Previously, she worked on investing in corporate private placements, project finance, lease finance and investment-grade public debt offerings across a variety of industries. Ms. Seales joined TIAA in 2001.
Ms. Seales has 15 years of investment experience.Ms. Seales holds a B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts.