IBP Institute Leadership

David Resnick

  • President at Third Avenue, 2012-2017
  • Head of Investment Banking and Global Advisory at Rothschild, 2000-2012

Mr. Resnick most recently served as President, Chief Investment Officer, and a member of Third Avenue’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Third Avenue, Mr. Resnick served as Chairman of Global Financing Advisory at Rothschild Inc., a leading international investment banking firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and privatizations.

At Rothschild, Mr. Resnick headed the firm’s global restructuring practice and previously was Co-Head of Investment Banking for North America. He has represented a diverse group of companies, secured and unsecured creditors and official committees on both in-and-out-of-court restructurings. Mr. Resnick has extensive experience advising companies on complex financial advisory assignments such as recapitalizations and spinoffs, as well as acquisitions of companies in bankruptcy.

Some of Mr. Resnick’s more notable restructuring transactions include advising American Airlines, the Board of AIG, Access Industries on the recapitalization of LyondellBasell, Delphi Corporation, Pacific Gas & Electric, The Walt Disney Company on the recapitalization of EuroDisney, JBS on its acquisition through bankruptcy of Pilgrim’s Pride, and the creditors of Eurotunnel.

Between 1996 and 2000, Mr. Resnick worked for Peter J. Solomon Company, where he founded and headed the restructuring group. Prior to that, Mr. Resnick worked for Lazard Frères & Co. At Lazard, Mr. Resnick worked on both restructuring and mergers and acquisitions assignments. Mr. Resnick began his career in 1985 at the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co., where he worked in the merchant banking/restructuring and mergers and acquisitions groups.

Mr. Resnick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with High Honors, from Wesleyan University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a M.B.A. and J.D. from The University of Chicago. He speaks regularly at conferences on corporate restructurings. In 2011, Mr. Resnick received the Harvey R. Miller Award for service to the restructuring industry. Mr. Resnick is a member of the Board of Directors of Wesleyan University and The Jewish Museum.