Gottlieb Barnor (Co-Founder and Managing Director): Focuses mainly on advising clients on a range of issues; including turnarounds, workouts, restructuring, bankruptcy, and distressed mergers and acquisitions. Gottlieb Barnor was previously Vice President at Standard Chartered Bank in New York, China and Singapore, within the Financial Institutions Group (investment banking), serving clients within US Global Corporates and also in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Within Asia, he led a team that developed and executed a robust credit analysis and monitoring platform, and restructured a large non-performing asset portfolio for a major Chinese bank. This eventually paved the way for the Chinese bank’s IPO in 2010, which was the world’s largest first time share sell. Prior to joining Spencer Barnor Capital, Gottlieb Barnor was part of the business development team at Livingston Securities, where he oversaw the Equity Research sell side. Gottlieb Barnor holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Economics from the University of Science and Technology
Adam Glatzer (Co-Founder and Managing Director): Previously worked at General Electric (GE) Financial in New York, where he led a team targeting eight African countries for potential investment in the purchasing of deep sea oil rigs and in the South Atlantic Ocean. He headed the investigation team for capital infusion and purchasing of areas of interest for GE to invest USD 350 MM. He has also worked with Medtech Investments Group, where he oversaw potential pharmaceutical middle-stage venture investing. Prior to his current role, Adam Glatzer was head of Equity Research at Livingston Securities investment bank, targeting biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for potential investment raises in publically traded companies or companies’ IPOs. Adam Glatzer holds an MPA from Columbia University in International Finance and Banking, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Nicolai Lechuga (Senior Associate): Primarily focuses on the firm’s commodity transactions ranging from coal to iron ore to fuel products. His expertise lies in interfacing with clients and negotiating for the firm. Prior to Spencer Barnor Capital, Nicolai Lechuga worked for a boutique hospitality company in New York City. During his time there, he focused on business development and marketing, creating investment strategies that were not only advantageous to the business but attractive to their capital partners. Nicolai Lechuga holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University.