Brent Buckley is a managing director with Benefit Street Partners and is based in Texas. Prior to joining BSP in 2014, Mr. Buckley was a managing director at Centerbridge Partners, where he was the first investment professional to join its two founding partners. Mr. Buckley was responsible for building the distressed debt investing business, which included the firm’s research, analysis and investing in public and private securities. Prior to Centerbridge, he served as managing director for Deutsche Bank Securities, where he oversaw the research effort for the distressed products group. Mr. Buckley began his career at Merrill Lynch, where he worked on both the distressed and emerging markets trading desks. Mr. Buckley received a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.