Christina Markell-Balleza, JD

General Counsel,
Managing Director

Education & Other Highlights

Christina Markell-Balleza is a general counsel, managing director based in San Antonio, TX.

Christina serves as general counsel and managing director. She is responsible for leading the firm’s legal program, as well as overseeing the firm’s compliance and enterprise risk management teams and serves on the board of CAPTRUST.

Christina has served previous roles as Co-CEO and general counsel for a wealth advisory firm. She began her career in private legal practice at Haynes and Boone, where she worked in the private funds group as well as business planning and transactions. Her tenure in the financial industry spans back to 2003.

Recognized for her contributions to the business community, Christina was honored in 2012 as one of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Additionally, she received the C-Suite Award from the San Antonio Business Journal in 2017, a distinction reserved for exceptional CEOs and executives in the C-Suite.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from St. Mary’s University, cum laude
  • Juris Doctorate degree, with honors from the University of Texas at Austin


  • Former board-chair, St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Children’s Home
  • Former board member, the American Red Cross, Greater San Antonio Chapter
  • Former board member, Association of Corporate Counsel, South Central Texas
  • Former board member, Catholic Charities of San Antonio
  • Former board member, Landa Gardens Conservancy


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