L. Spencer Wells



212 856 9700 x03

Executive with extensive director and management experience in hedge funds, specializing in distressed debt and equities. Investing and operations expertise in domestic/international industries. Audit Committee eligible experienced board member.

Primary skills include bankruptcy and restructuring expertise in stressed and distressed companies, finance expertise focusing on investment analysis of private and public companies, strategic planning, and portfolio management.


2013-Present: Drivetrain LLC, New York, NY –– Partner

2012-2013: TPG Special Situations Partners, San Francisco, CA — Senior Advisor

2010-2012: TPG Special Situations Partners, San Francisco, CA — Partner

2002-2009: Silverpoint Capital, Greenwich, CT — Partner and Portfolio Manager

2001-2002: Union Bank of Switzerland, Stamford, CT — Director


2018-Present: Telford Offshore Holdings Ltd (fka Sea Trucks), Cayman Islands
Board Member

2017-Present: NextDecade Corp, Houston, TX
Board Member, Chairman of Audit Committee

2017-Present: Samson Resources II, LLC, Tulsa, OK
Board Member, Audit and Compensation Committee

2016-Present: Vantage Drilling International, Cayman Islands
Board Member, Chairman of Compensation Committee

2015-Present: Town Sports International Holdings, Inc, New York, NY
Board Member, Audit Committee, Chairman of Nominating & Governance Committee

2014-Present: Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc, Denver, CO
Chairman of the Board, Finance Committee

2014-18: Preferred Proppants LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Board Member, Audit Committee

2017: Roust Corporation, Moscow, Russia
Board Member, Audit Committee

2017: Lily Robotics, Inc, San Francisco, CA
Independant Director

2015-17: Affinion Group, Inc, Stamford, CT
Chairman of the Board

2015-16: Synorca Holdings Ltd. New York, NY
Board Member, Risk Committee

2015-16: Global Geophysical Services, LLC, Houston, TX
Chairman of the Board

2014-16: CertusHoldings Inc and CertusBank, N.A.
Board Member

2014-15: Navig8 Crude, Ltd., London, England
Board Member

2013: Alinta Holdings, Sydney, AU
Board Member, Audit Committee

2007-09: Kerogen Resources, Houston, TX
Board Member

2012-Present: Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH
Board Member, Finance Committee and Investment Committee
Center for Music National Service,
San Francisco, CA Board Member


Columbia Business School, New York, NY––MBA, Finance

  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH––BA, Psychology