Arthur Pilzer (Art)-CEO Gryphon International Financing Services LLC

Years of Related Experience: 47


  • 27 years - Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; Senior Manager of: Africa/Middle East; Latin America and International Marketing Divisions
  • 2 years - VP International -Global Industries - Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Contractor
  • 18 years - Bechtel Enterprise/ Bechtel Financing Services-Financing projects worldwide
  • 3 years - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -1st Lieutenant


  • BA - Economic - Queens College, NY
  • MBA - Finance - American University, Washington, DC

Professional Registration

  • FINRA Series 7, 63 Broker/Dealer License


  • English


Art has 47 years of trade and project finance experience. He is very familiar with the OECD Arrangement for Export Credits, the governing set of rules for some 33 ECAs. Art has worked closely with Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the World Bank (IBRD), the Multilateral Insurance Agency (MIGA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB), USTDA, the Advocacy Center and other ECAs and IFIs worldwide.

Former Position- Bechtel

Art assisted Bechtel's business units and their clients to arrange financing for their projects by working closely with the project's financial advisor to secure financing from ECAs and IFIs and to serve as a liaison between the Bechtel Geographic Business Units (GBUs) and the banking institutions to maximize financing and to insure disbursement documentation are complete.

Work Experience

1998-2016 Finance Director- Bechtel Enterprises, Inc., Bechtel Financing Services LLC

Art has worked with Reliance Industries, India to maximize ECA financing for the Jamnagar Refinery in India. He helped finance the Nanhai Petrochemical Complex in China. Recently, he helped prepare a Master Plan for the Sainshand Industrial Complex in Mongolia.

1996 — 1998: Vice President-International Commerce - Global Industries, Ltd.

Art managed the Washington Office for Global and was responsible for securing trade and project finance for the company in Latin America, West Africa, and Asia.

1969 —1996: Vice President - Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Art served as the Vice President of three different operating divisions over a 27 year career; the Africa/Middle East Division, the Latin America Division, and the International Business Development Division. He also served on Ex-Im's credit and Policy Committees.