Olivier Blechner joined Polygon in May 2013, and is the CIO of Polygon's Distressed Securities strategy. Prior to joining, he was a Research Director at Alden Global Capital where he invested (long and short) in distressed debt and equity securities globally. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Blechner was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at TPG Credit Management, where he was responsible for its investment activities in the European distressed and undervalued leveraged debt space as well as in special situations. From 2004 to 2006, he was Head of European Credit Opportunities with Sandell Asset Management, where he made investments across the entire credit spectrum, with particular emphasis on distressed, stressed and event-driven credit. Prior to that, Mr. Blechner concentrated on leveraged finance and rescue financing transactions in the financial restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey, and at Credit Suisse First Boston/Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Blechner, a Swiss national, received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. Mr. Blechner is based in London.