Kenneth A. Buckfire
Kenneth A. Buckfire is President, Managing Director and co-founder of Miller Buckfire. Over the course of his career he has advised clients in a broad range of industries (including energy, food products, building products, broadcasting and information services) and has also managed principal investments in distressed companies and in the utility industry. Mr. Buckfire advised Calpine Corporation (named Most Outstanding Mega Turnaround of 2008 by the Turnaround Management Association) in its January 2008 reorganization. In 1998, Mr. Buckfire advised 19 independent power producers in the 1998 restructuring of their $11 billion in power contracts with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (named Energy Deal of 1998 by Investment Dealers Digest). Mr. Buckfire has played a leading role in the restructurings of Standard Pacific Corp., Calpine Corporation, Level 3 Communications, Exide Technologies, McLeodUSA, ICG Communications, PSINet Inc., Sirius Satellite Radio, BTI Telecom, CMS Energy, CenterPoint Energy, General Growth Properties, Mirant Corporation (Creditors’ Committee), Horizon Natural Resources (named Most Outstanding Transaction of 2005 by the Turnaround Management Association), Oakwood Homes, TECO Energy, Centennial Communications, Allegheny International, Foamex, Van Camp Seafood, Walter Industries, Burnham Broadcasting, EUA Power Corporation, Dialog Corporation, Imperial Sugar, CRIIMI MAE and Cajun Electric.
Prior to founding Miller Buckfire, Mr. Buckfire was a Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and served as co-head of the firm's financial restructuring group specializing in the restructuring and refinancing of highly leveraged companies. Before joining DrKW, Mr. Buckfire was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Inc. Mr. Buckfire is on the board of advisors of the Zell-Lurie Institute at The University of Michigan, and on the Board of Directors of the Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York. He is a trustee of Orpheus Orchestra, a member of the Weill Cornell Medical College Dean's Council, and has been a director and co-founder of several public and private corporations. Mr. Buckfire received his M.B.A. from Columbia University (1987) and his B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Michigan (1980).