Peter S. Kaufman

President of Gordian Group
Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A rush essay

Mr. Kaufman has been at Gordian Group since 1990. Prior to joining the firm, he was the founding Co-chairman of the Committee on Investment Banking of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). With Henry Owsley, Gordian Group’s Chief Executive Officer, he is the co-author of the definitive work in the field, Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back. Additionally, Mr. Kaufman has been profiled by The Deal, where he is consistently ranked as one of the 10 leading national investment bankers in financial restructurings. He is national TV’s go-to authority for restructuring and bankruptcy views.
 
Prior to joining Gordian Group, Mr. Kaufman was a founding member of First Boston Corporation’s Distressed Securities Group. As an investment banker and attorney, he has more than 25 years experience solving complex financial challenges.
 
Education
 
Mr. Kaufman received a B.A. with honors in History and Art History from Yale College (where he won three letters in varsity lacrosse). He also received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he graduated in the top quarter of his class.
 
Engagements
 
Alamo/National Car Rental, AmeriServe, Ben & Jerry’s, Enron, Farmland, Federal Communications Commission, General Motors, Integrated Electrical Services, LTV Steel, Madoff, MBIA, Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Morrison-Knudsen, Ogden Corporation, Osyka Corporation, RAB Food Group, Solutia, Spansion, Summit Global Logistics, United Rentals
 
Board Affiliations
 
Former Board Member, American Bankruptcy Institute (not-for-profit)
Former Board Member, Great Chebeague Island Golf Club (not-for-profit)
Board Member, Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (not-for-profit)
Former Board Member, New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganizations (not-for-profit)
Board Member, Pine Brook Capital (for profit)
Board Member, Sbragia Family Vineyards )(for profit)
Former Board Member, Wildlife Trust (now EcoHealth Alliance) (not-for-profit)
Former Head of Yale Lacrosse Alumni Association (not-for-profit)