Leah Hartman Joins Delaware Bay as Research Director

Oct 23, 2012, 07:00 ET from The Delaware Bay Company, LLC

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leah A. Hartman, a 25-year veteran of the high-yield and distressed bond markets, has joined The Delaware Bay Company, LLC as Director of Research.  The announcement was made by Gary E. Hindes, chairman of the firm.

After receiving a J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, Ms. Hartman began her Wall Street career in 1987 when she joined Drexel Burnham Lambert Investment Banking in corporate finance. She then spent nearly 20 years with CRT Capital Group in Stamford, CT (formerly Credit Research & Trading), as a distressed debt and equity analyst with particular focus on the consumer, biotechnology and medical technology sectors. At CRT, she held lead supervisory responsibilities in the Research Group. Ms. Hartman also served in a variety of senior management roles, including serving on the firm's Management Advisory Committee, the Investment Banking and Underwriting Commitment Committee, as well as on the Research Group's Compensation Committee.  Most recently, Ms. Hartman was Head of Research at SKY Harbor Capital Management in Greenwich, CT, a high-yield investment manager with broad market and short duration investment strategies.

Throughout her career, Ms. Hartman has made numerous appearances on CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and Fox News and has been quoted frequently in a variety of business publications.  Ms. Hartman currently serves as a Trustee and member of the Executive Board of the Hope Funds for Cancer Research, a foundation engaged in the support of early-stage post-doctoral cancer research and has served for more than 20 years as an advisor to the governing board of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.

"We are delighted to have Leah join us," Mr. Hindes commented.  "We are both Midwesterners and are firmly committed to the time-honored principle of always putting our customers' interests first and foremost."

The Delaware Bay Company LLC is a private investment management company headquartered in New York City.  It serves as the general partner of Delaware Bay Corporate Recovery Partners, LP, a private fund which invests in the publicly-traded securities of distressed and bankrupt companies.

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