Paul Buie

Paul D. Buie

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Buie is focused on Originations and Investments for the firm. He works closely with restructuring professionals, secured lenders, corporate executives, venture capitalists as well as private equity groups to help them understand and monetize the underlying value of all types of assets, including inventory, machinery & equipment, intellectual property and real estate. He has over 20 years of expertise in the advisory, monetization, valuation, treasury and lending industries.

History

Gordon Brothers – Director (2013 – 2017)

Responsible for originating and evaluating opportunities for Gordon Brothers’ Valuation, Commercial & Industrial, Retail, and Real Estate practice groups, as well as originating opportunities for their joint-venture 2nd lien debt fund.

GE Capital  – Senior Vice President  (2011 – 2013)

Led the renewed origination effort in the retail industry in the West Region. Identified new relationships, structured financing proposals in ABL, Asset-Backed loans and equipment finance leases to enhance liquidity and foster growth.

Quiksilver, Inc. – Vice President, Corporate Finance & Treasury (2006 – 2010)

Led capital raising and debt restructuring throughout the financial crisis during which he helped to bring in a private equity sponsor and restructure over $1 billion of ABL financings in the US, Europe and AsiaPac. Globally managed treasury function, banking & rating agency relationships.

Société Générale – Vice President, Corporate & Investment Banking (1998 – 2006)

Originated capital markets/structured transaction business with product lines, including asset finance, securitization, tax and debt advisory, equity derivatives, and syndications.

Chase Securities (now J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.) – Analyst, Global Investment Bank (1997 – 1998)

Worked in Global Commodity Finance following the completion of the Investment Banking Analyst Program.

Memberships & Associations

Board of Directors & Co-Chair of Membership Committee, Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Southern California Chapter

Advisory Board of Directors, American Bankruptcy Institute Battleground West

Education

University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts

Major: Honors in Political Science.  Minors: English, French, Global Peace & Conflict Studies.  Harry Eckstein Prize for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis in Political Science “Nationalism in Algeria and New Caledonia”

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (“Sciences-Po Paris”), Graduate Diploma.

Research project: The Aerospace Industry: EU policy and US military subsidies

Intern in political and marketing sections of Louis Harris, a member of the Sofres Group

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, Year Abroad through UC Irvine.

Curriculum included international relations, the European community, French politics, and French literature (all courses were taught in French)