Joseph (“Jody”) A. LaNasa III
Founder and Managing Partner of Serengeti Asset Management, a value-driven investment firm that focuses on niche credit opportunities defined by their small size, complexity or illiquidity. It invests in performing debt and high-yielding opportunities. Serengeti also provides institutions and private company executives with sophisticated solutions to funding challenges. Investments can include steady debt, liquidations, litigation finance, stressed and distressed corporate and sovereign debt, off-the-run structured credit, reinsurance, and financing platforms.
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) and now serves on the Advisory Board for Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (2019- Present).