Harvey Tepner is an independent corporate director, strategic and restructuring advisor, and private investor. He is a former senior executive of WL Ross & Co. LLC, an alternative asset manager and private equity firm, and a General Partner of the WL Ross private equity funds where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing investments in select portfolio companies, and equity and distressed debt securities.
Mr. Tepner serves on the boards of several public and private companies including Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc., a North American distributor and marketer of consumer products, Katerra, Inc., a building development, design, and international construction company, and Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, a co-financier and co-producer of film and TV entertainment. Mr. Tepner previously served on the boards of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., Exide Holdings, Inc., Nine West Holdings, Inc., Alpha Natural Resources Holdings, Inc., Contura Energy, Inc., and various WL Ross portfolio companies in the United States, India and Brazil where he had an instrumental role in fostering their turnarounds and success.
Prior to WL Ross, Mr. Tepner spent more than 20 years as an investment banker at Rothschild, Dillon, Read & Co. (acquired by UBS), Loeb Partners and Compass Advisors, where he specialized in corporate restructurings and troubled company M&A, restructuring over $30 billion of liabilities in more than 75 transactions. He began his career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Toronto.
Mr. Tepner’s expertise encompasses business strategy and planning, corporate governance, corporate and leverage finance, reorganizations and restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions including businesses in chapter 11, with experience across numerous industries. In his various capacities, Mr. Tepner works constructively with executive management teams to establish and implement key strategic and tactical initiatives for improving operating performance and increasing enterprise value.
Mr. Tepner has spoken and written extensively about corporate governance, business strategy and planning, corporate restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has a B.A. from Carleton University, an M.B.A. from Cornell University, and holds the dual designations of Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).
Mr. Tepner is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the International Insolvency Institute, and is a member and former Director of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
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