Mr. Geer is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Minneapolis office and has advised creditors committees in numerous large financial institution transactions, including Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Capmark Financial Group, Refco Inc., Conseco Services, LLC, Las Vegas Monorail (Ambac Financial Group, Inc.) and Ritchie Capital Management, LLC.
Mr. Geer’s roles in these engagements have included overseeing the disposition of numerous classes of financial assets, resolving issues with the FDIC and other regulators regarding the recapitalization, wind-down and sale of banks, and the overall conceptualization, modeling and negotiation of plans of reorganization to facilitate consensual reorganizations.
Mr. Geer has led a number of other large restructuring transactions in other industries, including Northwestern Corp., Laidlaw Inc., NRG Energy Inc., Chiquita Brands International and Polaroid Corp., among others. Mr. Geer previously headed Houlihan Lokey’s joint venture in South Korea, where he advised Korea Asset Management Co. (KAMCO)—the Korean government equivalent of Resolution Trust Corp. (RTC)—in its disposition of over $2.5 billion in non-performing loans from Korean banks, and private equity investors in their recapitalization/acquisition of Korea Federation of Banks (KFB), Hanmi and Hanvit banks.
Mr. Geer earned both a B.A. and M.A. in quantitative economics from Stanford University.