Speakers

John Wollen
Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Waterwheel Capital Management


Mr. Wollen is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Waterwheel Capital Management. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Wollen was a Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Alden Global Capital. Mr. Wollen spent four years at UBS O'Connor where he started in 2007 as a senior analyst focused on high yield bonds and leveraged loans, distressed debt, value equities and special situation investments and later became the portfolio manager of UBS O'Connor's distressed debt portfolio in 2009. Prior to joining UBS O'Connor, Mr. Wollen was a senior distressed desk analyst at Credit Suisse from 2002 to 2007.

Mr. Wollen also served as a financial sponsor and leveraged financed investment banker at Credit Suisse from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Wollen began his career as a corporate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Wollen received a B.A. in English and Political Science from Amherst College, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.