Leon Wagner is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at LWPARTNERS. Prior to launching LWP, Mr. Wagner served as a Founding Partner and Chairman of GoldenTree Asset Management, LP from 2000 to 2010.
Mr. Wagner served as a Co-Head of High Yield Sales and Trading at CIBC World Markets from 1995 to April 2000, and at The Argosy Group L.P. from 1993 to 1995. At these institutions, his primary responsibility was to direct all public and private placement marketing and structuring for high yield issuance.
From 1990 to 1993, he was a Partner in the Los Angeles-based high yield boutique Dabney, Resnick & Wagner. From 1986 to 1990 Mr. Wagner served as a Senior Vice President in the high yield bond department at Drexel Burnham Lambert, and from 1977 to 1986 as a Senior Vice President in the fixed income division at Shearson Lehman Brothers.
In 2003, Mr. Wagner was presented The Gustave L. Levy Award by the Wall Street Division of the UJA-Federation of New York in recognition of many years of community service, philanthropy and leadership. Mr. Wagner has also served on many corporate boards, including as Director of Lighting Science Group Corporation since January 2011.
Mr. Wagner received a B.A. from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.more » « less