Pedro Chaves

Deputy Chief Credit Officer

Pedro, currently Deputy Chief Credit Officer, joined the RDF Familia in August 2020. Prior to joining RDF, he worked in the public finance banking, investor-owned utility industry, and public utility regulation. Pedro was raised in Bogota, Colombia, has lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area for over 22 years, is a graduate of Arizona State University, and is a proud father to a young boy. Pedro’s expertise includes financial and risk analysis, credit risk evaluation, and investor-owned utilities.


  • Currently serves as a member of Trellis’ board of directors (an Arizona non-profit focused on homeownership counseling, financial access, and neighborhood development).
  • Recipient of BankUnited’s 2018 MVP Award (the highest award given to employees annually by BankUnited’s President/CEO).
  • Testified as an expert witness on rate of return, rate base, revenue requirement, and financing matters.