Garret has 31 years of corporate banking experience including 20 years in Media & Communications new deal origination, structuring and relationship management. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he was responsible for managing the New Jersey Department of Banking as part of Governor Chris Christie’s Administration. Prior to joining the Christie Administration, Garret served as Managing Director & Originator in GE Capital’s Media, Entertainment & Communications Group in New York City. Garret has been a frequent panelist/speaker on SNL Kagan Broadcast Finance and Pillsbury Radio Show Finance panels. Prior to joining GE Capital, he was an originator in Bank of America’s (formerly FleetBoston Financial) Media, Communications & Entertainment Group in New York City. Prior to joining Bank of America, he was a relationship manager in a number of different specialty groups within Corporate Banking for HSBC in Hong Kong and New York City. He received his B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Rutgers College. In 2015, Garret was the recipient of U.S. Bank’s Summit Award as recognition for being among the top wholesale bankers.