Les Levi has 30 years of experience in the financial markets as a portfolio manager, research analyst, and investment banker focusing principally on global credit markets. Mr. Levi is currently a Managing Director at investment banking boutique Gordian Group LLC. Previously he held senior positions at Plainfield Asset Management, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Levi graduated from New York University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from New York University in 1975, majoring in English. He received his PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1982 and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School, New York University, in 1988. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business at the Stern School, a position he has held since 2003. He also serves on the alumni Board of Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.