Robert C. Garland
President - Garland Capital Management, LLC
With nearly 24 years of professional experience Mr. Garland has held the role of Chairman, Director, CEO, President and Chief Financial Officer for operating companies of several large hedge funds over his career. His diverse background also includes: Operating Partner in the forest products industry to Oaktree Capital Management, LLC, a $60 billion family of funds focusing on distressed investments and special situations; Director of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a global leader in floors, ceilings and cabinets with sales approaching $4 billion; Chairman of ImageTree, Inc., a precision forestry assessment company focusing on eco-markets and global climate change support; Business restructuring and business turnaround consulting at Price Waterhouse, LLP; Adjunct Professor of Finance (Crisis Management) at the University of Pittsburgh Katz MBA program; Vice-President at an international medical equipment distributor and a litigation and transactional law clerk. Mr. Garland holds a Law degree, an MBA and a B.S. in Business/Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the Certified Turnaround Professional designation by the ACTP. In 2007 Mr. Garland purchased an engineering and manufacturing company where he currently serves as Chairman and co-owner. His strengths combine leadership, sales, strategy, finance, corporate governance, legal and business turnaround and he is a qualified Audit Committee Financial Expert.