Director of Debt and Financial Analysis

Matthew Marchese
Marchese was appointed to lead the Debt and Financial Analysis Division in April 2024. Prior to that, he served as a financial manager for the Port’s Financial Planning and Analysis Division where he prepared financial models to evaluate investment opportunities throughout the Port, advised negotiating teams in their pursuit of market rental rates on existing entitlements, maintained the Port’s 10-year cash flow model, and communicated the financial impacts of proposed actions undertaken by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission.
Marchese previously served as a financial manager for the Debt and Treasury Management Division from 2015 through 2018 where he managed two debt issuances (including the Port’s first ever issuance of “Green Bonds”), oversaw continuing disclosure requirements and prepared the annual budget for city services, various utility expenses and non-operating expenses
Prior to 2015, he spent over a year as a financial analyst in the Budget section of the Financial Planning & Analysis Division preparing divisional budgets and communicating monthly financial performance results to the Audit Committee of the Harbor Commission. Prior to joining the Port in 2014, Marchese spent eight years with PwC, based in New York and Los Angeles, where he advised clients on commercial mortgage-backed security issuance, performed audits of hedge funds and prepared valuations of business interests, equity interests and intangible assets for companies ranging in size from small, closely held businesses to reporting units and legal entities of Fortune 500 companies.
Marchese holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst® since 2011.