John Brecker

PARTNER

  jbrecker@drivetrainadvisors.com
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PROFILE

Board of Director Member of Public and Private companies. Experienced with Compensation, Audit and Governance committees of Boards.

Executive with director and management experience in a family of hedge funds, specializing in distressed debt and equities. Expertise in investing and operations, in both domestic and international industries.

Primary skills include bankruptcy and restructuring expertise in stressed and distressed companies, finance expertise focusing on credit analysis of private and public companies, strategic planning, managing growth and expansion, industry and geographic diversity, sales and marketing acumen.

EXPERIENCE

1999-2012 Longacre Fund Management, LLC, New York, NY / London, UK Principal & Co-founder

Specialized in U.S. distressed debt investing and European distressed/stressed credit investing, with a fundamentally driven, research-intensive, unleveraged investment strategy. Managed $2.7 billion of assets, grossing 8% annualized returns. Negotiated minority share sale to Goldman Sachs. Created marketing programs, risk management, investment and compliance protocols. Managed 200 international investors, and both London and New York offices, with a total of 50 employees.

2005-2012 Longacre Special Equities Fund Management, New York, NY Principal & Co-founder

Exploited the valuation inefficiencies embedded in equity securities of companies that emerged from bankruptcy, underwent a debt restructuring or experienced a significant corporate event.

1996-1998 Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. New York, NY — Vice President, High Yield Department

Head trade claims and trade receivables trader.

1995-1996 Credit Research & Trading, Greenwich, CT — Head Trader, Claims Trades

1991-1994 Associate, Bankruptcy Department — Pryor, Cashman et. al., New York, NY

1988-1991 Associate, Bankruptcy Department — Angel & Frankel, New York, NY