Managing General Partner
San Francisco Office
Mr. Buckner is a co-founder and Managing General Partner of GLC, and is a member of the Board of Managers for GLC Advisors & Co.
Prior to forming GLC, Mr. Buckner was the Head of The Merchant Banking Group – Western Region at BNP Paribas from 2000 to 2006, and was a member of the North American Leveraged Finance Council, focused on debt and equity investments in event driven transactions. Prior to this, Mr. Buckner was a co-founder of The Merchant Banking Group for Paribas from 1994 to 2000, and was a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Buckner also served on the Global High Yield Underwriting Committee from 1998 to 2000.
Prior to BNP Paribas/Paribas, Mr. Buckner held several positions in Structured and Corporate Finance at Bankers Trust Company from 1988 to 1992. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Buckner was the Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer at Levi Strauss & Co focused on Corporate Planning and Development. From 1982 to 1984, also Mr. Buckner held various positions in Product Management and Operations at Levi Strauss & Co. From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Buckner was a strategic consulting analyst at McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Buckner currently serves on the Board of Directors for Affiniti Corporation and RedHawk Foods, LLC. Previous Board of Director and Observer positions include those at Stackpole Corporation, Universal Fibers Company, Propex Corporation, MD Beauty (Bare Essentials), North American Energy Partners, Knowledge Universe, MACTEC, Exopack Corporation, PRA International, Berkeley Industries and Axia Group.
Mr. Buckner received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA from The Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.