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Tom Benninger is a Managing Director and the Chairman of GLC Advisors and a founding Managing General Partner of Global Leveraged Capital.
Prior to forming Global Leveraged Capital, Mr. Benninger was Global Head of Restructuring and Head of the Growth Capital Group at UBS Investment Bank from 2001 to 2006. He also served on the UBS North American Executive Management Committee.
He is the recipient of multiple awards from international publications and industry groups including The Banker Magazine, IRR, Institutional Investor and the K&A Restructuring Register.
Prior to UBS, Mr. Benninger was Head of Restructuring for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette / CSFB from 1994 to 2001; prior to that, he held similar positions at Smith Barney and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was a Manager in the Audit and Accounting
division of Arthur Andersen & Co. and is a CPA. Mr. Benninger holds key person gaming licenses in thirteen states and manufacturing licenses in over 50 jurisdictions.
Mr. Benninger currently is a member of the Board of Directors of: 1) Caesars Entertainment Corp., the largest gaming company in the U.S., 2) Video King LLC, the largest bingo equipment company in No. America, 3) Truckee Gaming LLC, operator of local
casinos in Nevada and 4) the DAPER Investment Fund, a co-investment fund with the Stanford Management Company for the benefit of the Stanford Athletic Department. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Managers of Tropicana Entertainment
Holdings, LLC, where he shepherded the company through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, and was recently a member of the Board of Directors of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation (2008 -2011) and Affinity Gaming in Las Vegas (2010-2014).
Mr. Benninger has successfully completed the following FINRA Administered Qualification Examinations: Series 7, 24, 63, and 66. He earned his BA and MBA from Stanford University.