C.J. Martin, Chief Investment Officer, has over 15 years of experience valuing, investing in, and restructuring distressed and deep value investment opportunities on a global basis. Most recently Mr. Martin was a Managing Director for Cross Sound Management, an emerging distressed investment manager seeded by members of the Louis Dreyfus family. Prior to Cross Sound, he was a senior analyst covering the distressed, restructuring, and turnaround strategy at GoldenTree Asset Management. Mr. Martin started his principal investing career at Contrarian Capital Management where he was the senior analyst covering the distressed and post-reorg equity portfolio. Prior to Contrarian, Mr. Martin was an analyst in the M&A Group at Petrie Parkman & Co and then an associate in the Global Restructuring Group at Lazard.
Education: The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, M.B.A.; Park Leadership Fellow. The University of Texas, B.B.A.; Varsity Football Team (walk-on running back).
Mr. Martin was raised in Rockwall, TX and currently lives on a farm with his wife, who is a corporate litigation attorney at Skadden. Spare time is usually spent wrangling horses, cows, chickens, cats, and the occasional raccoon.
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