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150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606


In 2003, CICS was established to provide independent directors for offshore funds and conduit entities. As a result of its quality service and its appeal to the price sensitive client, CICS has grown substantially and expanded its services to include independent directors, independent managers, springing members, and trustees for all special purpose vehicles used in structured finance, real estate, credit, and securitization transactions. Furthermore, CICS holds “orphans” (equity) for a number of special situations.

Melissa Stark is the Principal of CICS. Ms. Stark and her supporting staff are capable of understanding the intricacies of today’s financial market products based upon extensive backgrounds in analytical, accounting, managerial, advisory, tax and legal expertise. As such, CICS provides strong candidates that work efficiently and effectively on the external needs required by financial and legal institutions.

I have worked with CICS on multiple transactions and have been extremely happy with the service CICS has provided. I have always found the staff at CICS to be responsive, attentive and very sensitive to my transactional needs and deadlines. I hope to work with CICS on many more transactions in the future.
  - Saul Ewing, LLP, Boston, MA