Janice Stanton

Janice Stanton

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Janice Stanton is the Founding Member, President, and Portfolio Manager of Contrarian Capital Management. She works closely with Jon Bauer in overseeing the firm’s corporate investments activities, particularly senior secured corporate investments. She also manages the Contrarian Capital Senior Secured Fund. Stanton has over 31 years of experience in distressed securities. She has served on numerous bank debt committees. She also chaired and served on Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors.

Professional Experience

Academic History


- Founder and Head of the Bank Debt and Trade Claims Desk at Oppenheimer & Co. 

She was responsible for bank debt and trade claim investments in the Oppenheimer Horizon partnerships as well as for outside clients. 

- Associate in the Corporate Finance Department of Lehman Brothers

She worked on equity and debt financings as well as the first principal LBO investment made by Lehman. 

- Analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton

She focused on business strategy consulting.