Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Housing Partnership Network
Eric Chatman is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Housing Partnership Network (HPN) in Boston. As CFO at HPN, he leads the team responsible for financial reporting and analysis; accounting; and supporting a range of social enterprises, with a focus on affordable housing and community development.
Previously, Eric served as president and executive director of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), a $5.6 billion-asset housing finance authority, from 2012 to 2015. While at CHFA, he led the organization in developing and executing strategy leading to record levels of production and strengthening the authority’s ability to achieve its mission.
Prior to joining CHFA, Eric served as deputy director and chief financial officer of the Iowa Finance Authority, where he helped navigate the authority through the financial crisis by diversifying funding sources and introducing strategies to maintain and grow programs. In addition, he served as vice president and treasurer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, where he led the team responsible for funding, investing, hedging and asset-liability management. Eric also served as bank treasurer and head of finance for the retail segment of CIGNA Retirement, now Prudential Retirement, where he helped grow CIGNA Bank & Trust from $40 million to $200 million total assets in less than one year.
Eric also spent eight years working in West Africa. As division manager in the treasury department at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he established, built and managed a risk management, policy, reporting and control team. Also, as vice president of corporate finance at Databank Financial Services in Accra, Ghana, he helped build a successful investment banking and brokerage operation. While there, he led initial public offerings on the Ghana Stock Exchange, as well as privatizations and divestitures of companies with interests in Ghana. He began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Eric serves on the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, a wholesale banking institution; New England Center for Homeless Veterans; and the National Stabilization Community Trust, a nonprofit organization that works to restore vacant and abandoned properties to productive use and protect neighborhoods from blight. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
Eric earned a master’s degree in business, focusing on finance and economics, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University.