Team

Benjamin Bornstein, Managing Partner

Mr. Bornstein has over 30 years of commercial investment experience, including more than two decades in asset-based lending, and more than 13 years’ experience as an investment fund portfolio manager. Since 2005, he has acquired and managed over $500 million in commercial credit investments. Prior to his fund management experience, he worked at GE Capital from 1995-2005, first as corporate counsel, then as a mergers and acquisitions executive, and finally as the head of the U.S. non-performing loan acquisition operations within GE’s Global Financial Restructuring business. While at GE Capital, Bornstein acquired over $300 million in NPL investments, and over $1.2 billion in performing loan portfolios. Prior to his employment at GE, he practiced law in the corporate restructuring groups at Mayer Brown and Fried Frank in Chicago and New York. Mr. Bornstein received his A.B. with Honors in Economics from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Robert China, Managing Partner

Mr. China has over 22 years of relevant investment experience, which include 17 years at the Fortress Investment Group. During his tenure at Fortress, Mr. China was a portfolio manager, responsible for sourcing, underwriting or managing more than $2 billion of credit-focused investments within the Fortress Credit business. While a member of the credit team, he developed expertise in managing and investing in various investment products, including loan originations, non-performing loans, secondary LP interests in corporate and real estate partnerships, as well as distressed debt, and various other orphaned assets. Prior to working at Fortress, Mr. China was a senior accountant with Deloitte & Touche in its New York office. Mr. China has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University.

Reed Gillis, Managing Director

Mr. Gillis has over 20 years of real estate investment and lower middle market special situations investing experience. During his career, he has provided customized capital solutions to community, regional, and money center banks as a principal purchaser of performing, distressed, and real estate-owned assets, completing over $1 billion in transactions. He has also been involved in multiple transactions in the lower middle market space, focusing on U.S. companies in need of senior debt restructuring or an operational turnaround. Before joining Three Line Capital, Mr. Gillis was Director of Acquisitions at LS Capital Inc., Director of Business Development at Summit Investment Management, and Director of Acquisitions and Trading at Steel Mountain Capital. He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and past Rocky Mountain Chapter President in 2017. Mr. Gillis holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Colorado State University.

Jeff Teach, Managing Director

Mr. Teach is a long-time credit trader and hedge fund manager, having run his own award-winning hedge fund after spending more than a decade at UBS as a senior credit manager. Before joining Three Line Capital, he was the Founder and CIO of Casern Capital, which he formed to pursue distressed credit investments. Prior to Casern, Mr. Teach ran the Sound Point Beacon Fund, a $400 million spin-out from UBS. The fund was named Best Distressed Hedge Fund by Hedge Fund Review in 2015. Previously, he was at UBS from 2001-2013, where he was most recently the Global Head of the Distressed Credit and Loan Group. While at UBS, he built out trading desks in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and was responsible for all trading and risk management of a multi-billion-dollar credit portfolio that included distressed debt, high yield bonds, bank loans, CLOs, TRS, trade claims, private and public equities, as well as a direct lending group for special situations. At UBS, he was also a member of the FICC Americas and Global Credit Risk Committees. Before UBS, he worked at JPMorgan, trading loans and bonds. He also served as an Army Ranger and a Captain in the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). Mr. Teach holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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