President, Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Avenue Capital Group
100 Women in Hedge Funds Global Chair
Sonia Gardner is President, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager with over $12.5 billion in assets under managements focused on distressed and undervalued debt and equity in the U.S., Europe, and Asia with ten offices across the globe. Ms. Gardner is the Partner in charge of managing the firm, and distressed investing has been the focus of her professional career over the last 29 years. Ms. Gardner is also Co-Founder of Amroc where she was a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for investing the partners' capital. Prior to co-founding Amroc as an independent entity, she was General Counsel and Senior Managing Director of Amroc Investments, L.P., the predecessor firm associated with the Robert Bass Group, Inc. In addition to serving on the 100WHF Board, Ms. Gardner was the recipient of the 100WHF 2008 Industry Leadership Award. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and its Executive Committee.