Walker Gibson is the Director of Institutional Credit at AgAmerica Lending, joining the company in April 2020. Walker is a proud Clemson University alumnus, holding a B.S. in Financial Management from the Calhoun Honors College. He is also a CFA charterholder through the CFA Institute.
Walker has been making credit decisions and managing investments within the agribusiness industry since 2013. Most recently in his role as Vice President at AGR Partners, he was a member of the investment team. He sourced, structured, and underwrote new deal opportunities as well as held board positions within portfolio companies across the tree nut and stone fruit industries.
Before AGR Partners, Walker worked at TIAA as a Derivatives Services Team Lead then later a Private Markets Associate within TIAA’s real assets team. His derivatives team lead responsibilities included trade research and structuring, collateral management, and P&L analytics on derivative portfolio sleeves across the organization with a focus on hedging interest rate, currency, and credit risk. As a Private Markets Associate, he managed the investment underwriting and portfolio construction of TIAA’s real asset investment program with a focus on direct equity originations across both farmland and vertically integrated agribusiness sectors. Walker was also responsible for spearheading business development activities and the strategic direction of the certain asset classes across both private equity and fixed income.
As a Director of Institutional Credit at AgAmerica Lending, Walker leads the analysis of potential loan opportunities of $7MM or greater. He is responsible for developing a credit team and implementing operating efficiencies regarding AgAmerica’s large loan process as well as assisting in the development of alternative products and structures.