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Managing Gen. Partner /Co-Founder
Mr. Benninger currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors of 1) Truckee Gaming LLC, operator of ten locals casinos in Nevada, 2) Video King LLC, the largest bingo equipment company in No. America, 3) Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack in Bossier City, LA, 4) Delaware Park Casino and Racetrack in Wilmington, DE, 5) GLC Advisors & Co., and 6) the DAPER Investment Fund, a co-investment fund with the Stanford Management Company for the benefit of the Stanford Athletic Department. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Corp, the largest gaming company in the U.S., from 2017 to 2020. He is also the former Chairman of the Board of Managers of Tropicana Entertainment Holdings, LLC, where he shepherded the company through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and was recently a member of the Board of Directors of: Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, and Affinity Gaming in Las Vegas.
Prior to forming Global Leveraged Capital, Mr. Benninger was Global Head of Restructuring and Head of the Growth Capital Group at UBS Investment Bank from 2001 to 2006. He also served on the UBS North American Executive Management Committee. He is the recipient of multiple awards from international publications and industry groups including The Banker Magazine, IRR, Institutional Investor and the K&A Restructuring Register.
Prior to UBS, Mr. Benninger was Head of Restructuring for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette / CSFB from 1994 to 2001; prior to that, he held similar positions at Smith Barney and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was a Manager in the Audit and Accounting division of Arthur Andersen & Co. and is a CPA. Mr. Benninger holds key person gaming licenses in thirteen states and manufacturing licenses in over 80 jurisdictions.
Mr. Benninger has successfully completed the following FINRA Administered Qualification Examinations: Series 7, 24, 63, and 66. He earned his BA and MBA from Stanford University.
Managing Director /San Francisco
Mr. Buckner is a co-founder and Managing Director of Global Leveraged Capital, a member of the Investment Committee for GLC Investment Advisors, and a member of the Board of Managers for GLC Advisors & Co.
Mr. Buckner currently serves on the Board of Directors for Affiniti Corporation, BCS Advisors & Co., LLC and Big Easy Spirits Company, Inc. Previous Board of Director and Observer positions include those at Stackpole Corporation, Universal Fibers Company, Propex Corporation, MD Beauty (Bare Essentials), North American Energy Partners, Knowledge Universe, MACTEC, Exopack Corporation, PRA International, Berkeley Industries, Axia Group, and RedHawk Foods, LLC.
Prior to forming Global Leveraged Capital, Mr. Buckner was the Head of The Merchant Banking Group, Western Region at BNP Paribas from 2000 to 2006, and a member of the North American Leveraged Finance Committee, focused on debt and equity investments in event driven transactions. Prior to this, Mr. Buckner was a co-founder of The Merchant Banking Group for Paribas from 1994 to 2000, and a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Buckner also served on the Paribas Global High Yield Underwriting Committee from 1998 to 2000.
Prior to BNP Paribas/Paribas, Mr. Buckner held several positions in Investment Banking and Structured Finance at Bankers Trust Company from 1988 to 1992. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Buckner was the Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer at Levi Strauss & Co focused on Corporate Planning and Development. From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Buckner held various positions in Product Management and Operations at Levi Strauss & Co. From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Buckner was a strategic consulting analyst at McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Buckner has successfully completed the following FINRA Administered Qualification Examinations: Series 7, 24, and 63. He received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA from The Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.
Chief Financial Officer /San Francisco
Martha Chan is the Chief Financial Officer for GLC. Ms. Chan joined the firm in 2007 as its Vice President Finance/Controller. Prior to joining GLC, she was Corporate Controller at H&Q Asia Pacific, Director of Finance & Operations for Partech International, and Director of Finance, Greater China and International Tax Manager for Rational Software. She was also a Director/Senior Tax Manager at KPMG, LLP.
Ms. Chan oversees GLC’s financial reporting, accounting and tax matters, and she is also responsible for firm-wide finance and compliance functions.
Ms. Chan is a Certified Public Accountant and received her B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Office Manager /New York
Edy Cordero is the Office Manager of GLC, based in the New York office. Ms. Cordero joined GLC in 2006. Prior to GLC, she was an Executive Assistant with Dan River Inc. Ms. Cordero manages all daily operations of the New York office.
Managing Director /Charlotte
Avin Dwivedy is a Managing Director at GLC. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Wayfinders, a charitable organization focused on children from high poverty schools through enrichment programs and summer camp.
Prior to joining GLC in 2007, Mr. Dwivedy, was an Associate Director in the Financial Sponsors, Leveraged Finance and Restructuring Group at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to UBS Investment Bank, Mr. Dwivedy was an analyst with JPMorgan Chase in the Real Estate and Lodging Group.
Mr. Dwivedy holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business.
Controller /San Francisco
Prior to joining GLC in 2012, Ms. Hom was Controller at Partech International. Prior to Partech, Ms. Hom worked in various accounting areas at Union Bank.
Ms. Hom is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration.