LAURENCE GOTTLIEB is a Principal, and the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder of Fundamental. Mr. Gottlieb is a member of the Senior Management Team and Senior Investment Team. He has focused his career on revitalizing distressed assets and businesses. Prior to launching Fund I, Mr. Gottlieb was Co-head of Citigroup’s Municipal Distressed & Special Situations Proprietary Trading Desk. In this position, Mr. Gottlieb focused on investments in high-yield and distressed municipal bonds, securities that were owned and traded on a proprietary basis by Citigroup and generally secured by real estate, operating businesses and other assets. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Gottlieb served as Senior Vice President at C.A.K. Universal Credit Corporation, a subsidiary of Prudential Securities. He began his professional career practicing law in Los Angeles at the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery where he specialized in distressed asset/business restructurings, insolvency proceedings and complex commercial matters. Mr. Gottlieb earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A. cum laude from Boston University. Following law school, he was admitted to the California Bar in Los Angeles where he served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kathleen T. Lax, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California.
Mr. Gottlieb currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Services NYC-Bronx Division and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. He is also on the board of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), New York Metro Chapter.