Chairman of GRK Partners Gary Katcher

Gary Katcher serves as Co-founder and Chairman of GRK Partners, LP. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, and established in 2012, the firm is the investment manager for the GRK Master Fund, LP, a credit opportunities fund. Educated at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Gary Katcher holds a Bachelor of Science in business and geography. In 1982, Gary Katcher joined the New York City firm E. F. Hutton & Co. as a research analyst, a position he held until 1983, when he was promoted to junior trader. Only three years after this promotion, Mr. Katcher earned another, being promoted to the role of head of high-yield trading. He continued his education at the New York University’s Stern School of Business, graduating with his Master of Business Administration in finance in 1986. He spent a few more years with E. F. Hutton before taking a similar leadership role with Merrill Lynch in 1989. Gary Katcher enjoyed considerable success as the head of the high yield trading desk at Merrill Lynch for 8 years managing a risk capital book worth more than $1 billion. After Merrill Lynch, Mr. Katcher joined the New York City offices of the Royal Bank of Canada in 1999, where he contributed to the bank’s continued growth as a co-founder and co-head of its leveraged finance group. Gary Katcher branched out on his own in 2002, launching Libertas Partners LLC and led the firm as its Chief Executive Officer. Libertas was a boutique broker-dealer specializing in fixed income opportunities. Through his leadership, Libertas grew to more than 60 employees before its sale to Knight Capital Group six years later for $150 million. Gary Katcher joined Knight Capital Group in July 2008 with the company’s acquisition of Libertas, renamed Knight Libertas LLC, and became its Executive Vice-President and Global Head of Institutional Fixed Income and Global Capital Markets. In this role, he oversaw the growth of the business including trade execution services and investment research to institutions across a broad range of fixed income securities, including high-yield and high-grade corporate bonds, distressed debt, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities, convertible bonds, syndicated loans and post-reorganization equities.