John Brecker


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Executive with director and management experience specializing in distressed debt and equities. Board member of several companies, both public and private. He has experience with compensation, audit, and governance committees. Expertise in investing and operations, in both domestic and international industries.

Primary skills include bankruptcy and restructuring expertise in stressed and distressed companies, finance expertise focusing on credit analysis of private and public companies; strategic planning and managing growth & expansion, sales and marketing; and investing & operations in both domestic and international industries.


2018-PRESENT: Ditech Holding Corporation –– Board Member, Audit Committee

2016-PRESENT: US Wells Services, Inc. –– Board Member, Audit Committee

2015-PRESENT: Colt Manufacturing Company –– Board Member, Audit Committee

2015-PRESENT: Nelson Education Ltd. –– Board Member, Audit Committee

2015-PRESENT: ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. –– Board Member, Audit Committee

2013-PRESENT: PMI Group, Inc. –– Board Member, Chairman of the Board

2012-PRESENT: Catalyst Paper Company, Inc. –– Board Member, Audit Committee


1999-2012 Longacre Fund Management, LLC, New York, NY / London, UK
Principal & Co-founder

2005-2012 Longacre Special Equities Fund Management, New York, NY
Principal & Co-founder

1996-1998 Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. New York, NY
Vice President, High Yield Department

1995-1996 Credit Research & Trading, Greenwich, CT
Head Trader, Claims Trades

1991-1994 Bankruptcy Department –– Pryor, Cashman et. al., New York, NY

1988-1991 Bankruptcy Department –– Angel & Frankel, New York, NY


St. John's University School of Law — J.D.

American University, Washington DC — B.A. Political Science