Christina Markell-Balleza, JD.

Managing Director & General Counsel, Partner
cballeza@stmmltd.com   

 

Christina Markell-Balleza is a Managing Director and General Counsel of South Texas Money Management. She joined the firm in September 2011. Ms. Markell-Balleza is directly responsible for all legal matters of the firm and supervises the firm’s compliance and accounting teams. In addition, Ms. Markell-Balleza serves on the firm's management team and the Wealth Management Platform investment committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Markell-Balleza worked in the investment funds and business planning practices of Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas for eight years. Her experience includes representing investment advisers with respect to organizational matters, registration, securities and regulatory issues, com­­pliance, fund formation, and investor negotiations.

Ms. Markell-Balleza has served on a number of community and non-profit boards including the Landa Gardens Conservancy, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Young Leaders Steering Committee, the Board of Directors of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Metropolitan Dallas, Texas Wall Street Women's Angel Board, and the Board of Directors of the Free Trade Alliance. She currently serves on the board of St. PJ’s Children’s Home.

Ms. Markell-Balleza received a Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, from the Honors Program, cum laude, from St. Mary's University. In 2012 she was selected to the San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” List.