The CSS Team brings decades of renewable energy law, corporate tax, and capital markets expertise to help you achieve optimal economic and environmental results while mitigating risks and minimizing resource allocation in diligence, document preparation, fund closing, accounting, and asset management.

We are passionate about being part of America's energy transition and creating a sustainable future.

Our commitment to clean energy extends beyond the financial realm; it's about transforming the energy landscape for the betterment of all. This commitment leads to more renewable energy jobs, cleaner air for millions of Americans, and more affordable electricity.


Send us your questions at info@cssecurities.com or reach out to a team member below

CSG Renewable Energy Team

Devin Sanderson
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Sanderson brings a wealth of experience providing financing solutions in both the debt and equity capital markets, including project identification, evaluation, financial modeling and structuring of tax advantaged transactions as well as managing the performance of staff and funds to maximize investor benefits and company profitability.

Mr. Sanderson serves as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at CSG. As a thought leader in the company, his responsibilities include spearheading new product development initiatives for all available capital sources in the renewable energy, investment tax credit, and corporate financing space. Mr. Sanderson provides the management, leadership and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

In addition to his corporate duties at CSG, Mr. Sanderson leads the Renewable Energy Finance Group and is responsible for the development and financing of over $2 Billion of solar assets throughout the United States. His responsibilities include identifying market trends, strategic investment, and tax credit equity for renewable energy projects through a broad range of financing sources including banks, insurance companies, and non-financial sector investors.

Previously, Mr. Sanderson worked at Churchill Financial and served as Vice President responsible for the origination, analysis, negotiation and placement of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and renewable energy debt and equity finance investments. He managed many of the day-to-day operations, including overseeing the servicing and asset management of a $100M+ project portfolio, planning and development for Marketing, Finance & Accounting and Technology departments.

Mr. Sanderson graduated from the University of South Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and was awarded three varsity letters in football.
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Joseph Dedek
Senior Vice President, Fund Management
Mr. Dedek is a Senior Vice President at CSG and serves as Tax Credit Fund Manager leading the fund management function, responsible for assembling, evaluating, structuring and monitoring Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Historic Tax Credit (HTC) and Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) investment portfolios. Additional responsibilities include the coordination of tax reporting, quarterly and annual investor reporting, annual fund audits and tax returns. Mr. Dedek has over 15 years of experience managing investments in multifamily and commercial real estate portfolios.

Prior to CSG, Mr. Dedek was the divisional chief financial officer with the Credit Suisse Tax Credit Group (CS) responsible for the general financial management and the oversight of the family of CS tax credit funds in excess of $850 million of invested equity. Before joining CS, Mr. Dedek spent seven years with the affordable housing and mezzanine debt and equity divisions of KeyBank Real Estate Capital Private Equity Group as its chief financial officer managing invested equity in excess of $1.3 billion. Mr. Dedek began his career at KPMG departing as a Manager in the audit practice.

Mr. Dedek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from John Carroll University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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CSS Securities Team

David Carr
Mr. Carr has over 25 years’ experience as a senior financial manager focused almost exclusively on tax structured investments. He most recently was a Principal and CFO of Hunter Chase & Company, a real estate private equity company. Mr. Carr had primary responsibility for Hunter Chase’s New Markets Tax Credit Program, where he was responsible for raising and managing $134 Million in NMTC structured investments. Prior to joining Hunter Chase, Mr. Carr was the COO for Key Housing Capital’s (“KHC”) Tax Advantaged Equity Group. Mr. Carr had direct responsibility for syndicating, structuring and negotiating in excess of $1 Billion in Low Income Housing Tax Credit investments. Prior to joining Key, Mr. Carr was a partner at The Boston Financial Group, a national LIHTC syndicator, acting as controller for the Property Management division. Mr. Carr also has held the role of CFO for Eardish Corporation, music based social network located in Studio City, CA. Mr. Carr is a retired CPA, having started his career at Ernst & Whinney, leaving as a Tax Manager. He graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
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Danielle Hughes

Danielle Hughes has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and equity capital markets. As VP Impact with Churchill Stateside Securities, Danielle focuses on new business with Fortune 1000 companies who are embracing the renewable energy transition into our nation’s clean and sustainable future.

Danielle began her career on Wall Street in 1991 as vice president of trading for a large NASDAQ market making firm, eventually taking  command of their IPO and secondary desk. Kicking off a successful entrepreneurial career on Wall Street, Danielle founded Divine Capital Markets, an institutional investment bank in 2001. Divine successfully advised corporate treasury teams, institutions, pension and hedge funds on trading, corporate repurchase and structured products until the company was acquired in 2020. Additionally, in 2006, Danielle founded Divine Asset Management, an advisory and wealth management firm focused on coaching business leaders during times of great change.

Danielle is an independent member of the Board of Directors of Miller/Howard Investments, a $3 billion active asset management firm, serving as chair of the audit, governance, and compensation committees. She has frequently appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and Reuters to talk about markets and economics  and is a sought-after speaker on themes of leadership, women in business, and the creation of capital. Danielle graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and maintains the Series 7, 63, 65, 24, 55, 79 and 99 licenses.

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Matt Hart
Mr. Hart has over 15 years of experience in tax credit syndication, corporate law, and investment banking. At Churchill Stateside Securities, LLC (CSS), he is responsible for the development and maintenance of relationships with institutional investors across the Fortune 500, banking, and insurance space.

Prior to joining CSS, Mr. Hart spent nearly a decade with Advantage Capital focused on tax equity capital formation, fund structuring, deal execution, and investor relations. Matt brings previous experience as a corporate attorney at an AmLaw 100 firm and as an investment banker at Raymond James, where he executed public offerings, private placements, and mergers & acquisitions for growing technology companies. 

Matt graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School and received his B.Sci. magna cum laude in economics and financial economics from Vanderbilt University. Matt is a member of the State Bar of Texas (inactive) and maintains his Series 22 and Series 63 securities licenses.
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Guy Spieler
Mr. Spieler is President with over 30 years of municipal bond experience. He will be responsible for underwriting of bonds created through 4% LIHTC projects for Churchill Stateside Securities institutional accounts and for expanding the bond underwriting/trading platform as additional opportunities are presented. At his most recent firm in Chicago, Guy opened an office and started a municipal bond underwriting group that participated in over 400 municipal bond transactions. These municipal bond deals totaled over $5.6 billion in par amount in the most recently completed calendar year. In addition to his underwriting role, Mr. Spieler was also a secondary trader in the municipal bond market working with five institutional salespeople as well as 30 generalists. Previous major firms where Mr. Spieler worked include Lehman Brothers, Banc One and Incapital LLC. Mr. Spieler graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo and holds B.S. in Business Administration. He currently holds Series 7, 24, 50, 53, 54 and 63 licenses.
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