George J. Schultze, J.D. is also the Managing Member, Chairman of Investment Committee and Chairman of Strategy Committee and Founder at Schultze Asset Management, LP. George is known as a foremost authority within the distressed and bankruptcy investment industry with nearly 25 years of related experience. George is often interviewed and quoted in the media including CNBC and Bloomberg, and has published numerous articles in Forbes on distressed securities investing and high profile reorganizations as a contributing writer since 2013.
He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and graduate business schools. George is the author of The Art of Vulture Investing: Adventures in Distressed Securities Management (Wiley Finance, 2012). He has previously served as board director or liquidation trust or creditor committee member at Le Nature’s, American Plumbing & Mechanical, Armstrong World Industries, Atkins Nutritional, Breed Technologies, Chrysler, General Chemical Group, Horizon Natural Resources, Home Products International, Interstate Bakeries, M. Fabrikant & Sons, Power Plumbing, The Hedge Fund Association, Tropicana Entertainment, Tweeter Home Entertainment, Twinlab, United Airlines, US Timberlands, Washington Group International, and Werner Co.
George has served on the Litigation Trust Subcommittee for Tropicana Entertainment since July 2009. Prior to founding Schultze Asset Management in 1998, George focused on activist distressed investing at MD Sass. Before that, he was employed at Fiduciary Partners, Mayer Brown & Platt and Merrill Lynch. George earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He also received a B.A. with a joint major in Economics and Political Science and the Henry Rutgers Scholar distinction from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.