C.K. Lee is a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group of Commerce Street Capital, LLC. In that capacity, he assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, balance sheet restructuring, business plan development and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Commerce Street in 2010, Mr. Lee was Regional Director for the Office of Thrift Supervision, Western Region, headquartered in Dallas with offices in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He oversaw bank supervision, regulation and applications, and worked on numerous problem bank resolutions. Mr. Lee previously held positions with OTS in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for supervision and regulation of holding companies, the agency's international affairs, and the risk monitoring and analysis unit. Prior to joining OTS, Mr. Lee served as an advisor to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Donald Powell. During his tenure, he was a member of the FDIC’s senior executive team advising on policy, operational and international issues.
Mr. Lee began his career on Capitol Hill where he served as an advisor to U. S. Senator Connie Mack of Florida, a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee. During his tenure with Senator Mack, Mr. Lee worked on the development and passage of key financial services legislation, debt relief for developing countries, Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China, reform of the U.S. securities markets, and the restoration and protection of the Florida Everglades.
Mr. Lee received a Batchelor of Science degree in Journalism and Finance from the University of Florida and a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics.