Joseph A. LaNasa III

Joseph (“Jody”) A. LaNasa III

Managing Partner



Founder and Managing Partner of Serengeti Asset Management, a value investment firm focused on opportunistic debt and equity investments in out-of-favor or complex situations. This can include steady debt, liquidations, stressed and distressed corporate and sovereign debt, off-the-run structured credit and special situations. Prior to launching Serengeti in 2007, Mr. LaNasa was a partner at Goldman Sachs where he headed the Multi-Strategy Investing Business (“MSI”) in the Special Situations Group. MSI was a multi-billion dollar proprietary investment business focused on similar opportunities. Mr. LaNasa graduated from Harvard Law School (J.D. magna cum laude) and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S. summa cum laude). He was an attorney at Wachtel Lipton Rosen & Katz in their creditors’ rights and corporate departments and clerked for Judge Adrian G. Duplantier of the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans). He serves on Harvard Law School’s Advisory Board (2007-Present) and served on Georgetown’s Board of Regents (2011-2017).