Mr. Couri shares responsibility for firm-wide management with Mr. Robinson and is a member of the Investment Committee. From 1999 through 2004, Mr. Couri was a Managing Director at Citadel Investment Group, LLC where in 1999 he founded Citadel’s Distressed and Fundamental Credit Group. While at Citadel, he was responsible for overall portfolio construction and risk management for Citadel’s multi-billion dollar fundamental credit portfolios, including acting as portfolio manager for the Citadel Distressed and Credit Opportunity Fund, Ltd. from its inception through its merger with another Citadel fund. Mr. Couri was a member of Citadel’s firm-wide Portfolio Management Committee and a recipient of the 2003 Citadel Leadership Award. Prior to Citadel, Mr. Couri was the founder and Portfolio Manager of the Distressed Investment Group at Bank of Montreal from 1996 through 1999. From 1988 through 1996, Mr. Couri held various positions at First Chicago Corp., beginning his career as a legal analyst with First Chicago and culminating with his trading and assisting in the management of a $250 million proprietary distressed portfolio.
Mr. Couri earned a B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame in 1985, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law (with honors) in 1988.