Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Mr. Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the firm. Distressed investing has been the focus of his professional career for over 33 years. Prior to co-founding Amroc Investments, LLC (“Amroc”) as an independent entity, Mr. Lasry managed capital for Amroc Investments, L.P., the predecessor firm associated with Robert Bass Group, Inc. Mr. Lasry and Amroc Investments, L.P. were affiliated with Acadia Partners L.P., an investment partnership whose general partners include Keystone, Inc. (an investment firm that was associated with the Robert Bass Group, Inc.), American Express Company and the Equitable Life Assurance Society of America. Prior to that, Mr. Lasry was Co–Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Private Debt Department at Smith Vasiliou Management Company. Mr. Lasry also clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York. Mr. Lasry is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and he has served and will continue to serve on various other boards of advisors/directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit private and public companies.
Mr. Lasry graduated with a B.A. in History from Clark University (1981) and a J.D. from New York Law School (1984).
President, Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Ms. Gardner is the President, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of the firm. Ms. Gardner is the Partner in charge of managing the firm globally, and distressed investing has been the focus of her professional career over the last 31 years. Ms. Gardner is also co-founder of Amroc Investments where she was a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for investing the partners’ capital. There she was active in the review and trading of the debt of hundreds of bankruptcies. Ms. Gardner was the recipient of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ 2008 Industry Leadership Award, where she now serves as the Global Chair of the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and she has served and will continue to serve on various other boards of advisors/directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit private companies.
Ms. Gardner received a B.A. with Honors in Philosophy from Clark University (1983) and a J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law (1986).