Steven M. Golub is the managing partner of Manhattan based law firm of Golub & Golub, LLP. He has practiced corporate bankruptcy and banking law since 1986. His practice is now focused on the representation of “buy side” clients in the areas of distressed debt and secondary loan trading, 'special situation' investments, banking, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation. Steve represents many leading distressed and multi-strategy hedge funds and CLOs. As both a transactional attorney, as well as a litigator, Steve represents a variety of other clients including and investment banks, commercial banks and creditors’ committees in a wide range of domestic and international transactional, litigation and insolvency matters. Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School in 1981. He received a JD from the Boston University School of Law, where he served as a Case and Note Editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine, in 1986. Prior to founding Golub & Golub in 1996, Steve practiced at the international law firms Shearman & Sterling LLP and Proskauer Rose, LLP. Steve received an AV-rating under Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating process. Steve has been a member of the Wharton Hedge Fund Network since 2006.
Jed A. Hart, Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Mr. Hart was a Managing Director and Chief Portfolio Manager for the distressed securities funds of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. At Jed’s departure in August 2007, the distressed funds were approximately $1.5 billion of invested capital. Before joining Angelo in 1995, Mr. Hart worked in the High Yield Trading Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Hart focused on distressed and special situation investing. Prior to that, Mr. Hart worked in investment banking specializing in financial institutions at Fox-Pitt, Kelton Inc. Mr. Hart has served on numerous creditors committees and has been deeply involved in many U.S. and overseas restructurings. Some representative official and adhoc creditors committees have included Refco, Doral Financial, Healthsouth, Harnischfeger, Conseco, Finova, Worldcom (MCI), Comdicso and Cornerstone Propane. Mr. Hart has invested in a diverse set of industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, distribution and apparel. He has also invested in many liquidations and litigations. Mr. Hart received a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.Centerbridge is a multi-strategy private investment firm. It was established in 2006 and currently has approximately $5.2 billion in capital under management across two funds. The firm seeks to opportunistically invest in private equity through our team’s expertise in a targeted range of industry verticals and credit investments with a focus on distressed and undervalued situations. The limited partners of Centerbridge include a variety of institutional Investors, prominent endowments, pension funds, charitable trusts, and high net worth individuals.
Nathaniel Klipper Managing Partner and Co Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining One East Partners, Nat was managing partner at Perry Capital from February 2001 to May 2005, where he had sole investing authority over Perry's credit portfolio. His portfolio encompassed bankruptcy-related debt and equities, fallen angel high grade and high yield bonds, par and distressed loans, and credit default swaps. At its peak,his portfolio was $2 billion and represented over 40% of Perry's assets at the time. In addition, he was the portfolio manager for Perry's private finance investments and he coordinated Perry's private equity investments.From February 1999 to February 2001, Nat was a director at DLJ as a distressed analyst in the High Yield group. From July 1996 to February 1999, he was the junior co-founder of the Special Situations/Credit Arbitrage group at Goldman Sachs & Co (with Jonathan Kolatch). This was the first segregated credit related proprietary effort for Goldman Sachs. From July 1993 to July 1996, at Goldman Sachs, he was a high yield trader of technology, media and telecom sectors (1995 - 1996), distressed debt analyst (1994 - 1995) and worked in bank loan capital markets (1993 - 1994). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Amherst College.
Michael Weinstock is a co-founder and co-portfolio manager of Monarch Alternative Capital LP. He manages Monarch’s three distressed debt funds with total assets under management of approximately $3 billion. Mr. Weinstock also co-founded Monarch’s predecessor, Quadrangle Debt Recovery Advisors, in March 2002. In 2005, one of the funds managed by Mr. Weinstock was recognized as “Fund of the Year” in the “Fixed Income, High Yield & Distressed” category by Absolute Return Magazine. Previously, Mr. Weinstock was a Managing Director of Lazard where he served as co-portfolio manager of the Lazard Debt Recovery Funds, a distressed debt fund similar to one of Monarch’s current funds. In 1992, he joined Lazard’s then-recently formed High Yield Bond Department to build a distressed debt research effort. Under Mr. Weinstock’s leadership, Lazard’s distressed debt research team was ranked #1 in the distressed debt category by Institutional Investor magazine in 1998. Mr. Weinstock began his career in distressed debt in 1991 when he joined R.D. Smith & Co., a pioneer in the field of distressed debt investing, as a research analyst. Prior to that, he was an investment banker for seven years at Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs working on corporate finance, securitization, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Weinstock graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He also earned an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. Mr. Weinstock currently serves on the Board of Directors of Protection One which is a portfolio company of Monarch.