Mr. Marc Lasry is Chairman at Boulevard Acquisition Corp. II, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Avenue Capital Management II LP, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Avenue IP LLC, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Avenue Capital Management LLC and Non-Executive Chairman at Avenue Capital Mortgage Reit, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at The Weinstein Co. LLC, AgroFresh, Inc., AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., BHG Acquisition Corp. and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Distressed investing has been the focus of his professional career for over 33 years. Distressed investing has been the focus of his professional career for over 34 years.
Prior to co-founding Amroc Investments, LLC (“Amroc”) as an independent entity, he 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. Before that, he 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.
He also clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York.
He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Mr. Lasry graduated with a B.A. in History from Clark University (1981) and a J.D. from New York Law School (1984).