Chaka Wade is a product specialist at Black Swan Consulting focusing on CDOs and esoteric ABS transactions. Prior to Black Swan he was a Vice President at Citigroup Capital Markets where he structured more than 20 CDO transactions backed by various collateral types and reverse-engineered deals over a four year span. Before joining Citigroup in 2004, he served as an Assistant Vice President in the structured finance group at Natexis Banques Populaires where he made CLO investments. From 1999 to 2000 Chaka structured esoteric ABS securitizations at State Street Bank GmbH in Munich. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before obtaining his MBA degree Chaka spent significant time in U.S. military intelligence.