Leon M. Wagner
Leon M. Wagner is Chairman at GoldenTree Asset Management, L.P. Additionally, Mr. Wagner is a Managing Member, Founding Partner, and is a Member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Wagner was Co-Head of High Yield Sales and Trading at CIBC World Markets from 1995 through April 2000 and at The Argosy Group L.P. from 1993 until its acquisition by CIBC in 1995. At these institutions, Mr. Wagner’s primary responsibility was to direct all public and private placement marketing and structuring for high yield issuance. Issuers included Global Crossing, Spanish Broadcasting, Outdoor Systems, NextWave Telecom, Pegasus Communications and Hain Celestial Group among many others. At CIBC World Markets, Mr. Wagner was a member of the Investment Committee of Caravelle Advisors, LLC, the investment advisor of Caravelle investment Fund, LLC, a $1,3 billion Collateralized Bond fund. From 1990 until 1993, Mr. Wagner was a partner in the Los Angeles based high yield boutique Dabney/Resnick and Wagner. From 1977 until 1986, Mr. Wagner was a Senior Vice President in the Fixed Income Division of Shearson Lehman Brothers. From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Wagner was a Senior Vice President in the High Yield Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert where he participated in many of the firm’s most innovative financings. Mr. Wagner currently serves on the Board of CV Equity Management Limited, the General Partner of CapVest Private Equity, LP, a $400 million UK based private firm. Mr. Wagner received a B.A. from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.