INVESTMENT TEAM

 
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Nicolas Darsa

Principal

As a Principal at Lantern, Mr. Darsa presents 11 years of investment management and investment banking experience. Prior to joining Lantern, he was a partner at Noster Credit, an equity and credit Special Situations investment fund launched in 2011. During his time at Noster Credit, Mr. Darsa was head of research where he oversaw a number of investments across industries and asset classes. Previous to Noster, he was a vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs where he spent seven years. He started his career in Goldman’s London office focusing on financial institutions, and joined the Israeli Group where he participated in the opening of the Goldman Sachs office in Israel followed by joining Goldman Sachs in Paris.

Throughout his career, Mr. Darsa has been involved in a number of significant corporate events, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and equity/debt capital issuances.  He holds a master’s degree in corporate finance and Financial Engineering from Dauphine University, Paris.

 

 
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Houston Duncan

Principal

Houston Duncan joined Lantern in 2010 and brings 11 years of investment management, financial advisory, capital markets and restructuring experience. His responsibilities include identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, performing transaction due diligence, and working with management teams to implement operational and growth strategies.

Prior to joining Lantern, Mr. Duncan was an investment banking analyst in Rothschild Inc.’s Restructuring Advisory Group in New York, where he was engaged in several debtor-side advisory and restructuring transactions across a broad range of industries.

Mr. Duncan received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance, cum laude, from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

 

 
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Sebastian Levy

Associate

Sebastian Levy, an Associate at Lantern, is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, performing transactional due diligence and managing existing investments. Prior to joining Lantern, Mr. Levy was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Nomura Securities in New York. While at Nomura, he worked on a variety of cross-border transactions across a broad range of industries including Food & Beverage, Healthcare and Business Services.

Mr. Levy holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Mathematics from Dartmouth College.

 

 
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Kirby Stoff

Associate

Kirby Stoff, an Associate at Lantern, is responsible for evaluating transactions, performing due diligence and managing existing investments. Prior to joining Lantern, Mr. Stoff was a member of the Restructuring Group at Rothschild & Co in New York. While at Rothschild & Co, he worked on a variety of transactions across a broad range of industries including Mining, Telecommunications and Oil & Gas.

Mr. Stoff holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics and Mathematics from Emory University.

 

 
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Brittany Glendenning

Controller

Prior to joining Lantern, Mrs. Glendenning was a Senior Fund Accountant at the Archon Group, where she managed accounting operations and financial reporting for multiple Whitehall Funds, comprising over $1.1 billion of global investments in commercial real estate, hotels and loan portfolios. She also served as a Senior Accountant for KPMG, within the Assurance and Advisory Services practice through September 2010, specializing in real estate, private equity funds, and sport teams. She began her career at KPMG and her clients included CB Richard Ellis, Houlihan Lokey, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars.

Mrs. Glendenning is a certified public accountant and received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business and accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

 
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Bobbi Shaw

Assistant Controller

Bobbi Shaw is an Assistant Controller and joined Lantern in 2012. Prior to joining Lantern, from 2011 until 2012, Ms. Shaw was a Senior Revenue Accountant at Chesapeake Energy, where she analyzed accounting records and business operations to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. She also served as an Advanced Staff Accountant for Cole and Reed, P.C. within the Assurance and Advisory Services Practice from 2009 and 2011.

Ms. Shaw graduated with received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 
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Ashley Bosworth

Senior Accountant

Ashley Bosworth is a Senior Accountant and joined Lantern in 2019. She began her career in the Assurance and Advisory Services Practice of KPMG, LLC where she served as a Senior Accountant through 2017. Prior to joining Lantern, from 2017 to 2019, she worked for a family office in Dallas managing accounting and personal finances.

Mrs. Bosworth graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from Southern Methodist University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 

Alisa Oppliger

Investor Relations

Prior to joining Lantern, Ms. Oppliger began her career with the Law Offices of Phalen, Bicknell & Markel, serving in client relations and case management.  She most recently practiced at a boutique corporate law firm in Dallas, where she later served as their office manager.  Past appointments included Bisignano & Harrison, LLP, where she specialized heavily in all facets of estate planning and entity formation and organization.

Ms. Oppliger holds a B.S. from Pittsburg State University.

 

 
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Amanda Fuller

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Amanda Fuller joined Lantern in 2014. As Executive Assistant, Ms. Fuller is responsible for the operations of the executive and the day to day activities of the Lantern office. Prior to joining Lantern she was the Executive Assistant and Property Manager for The Crosland Group, a real estate development company.

Ms. Fuller is an active member in Junior League of Dallas and a 2019 T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute Scholar. She volunteers as a therapeutic assistant at Equest, an organization which provides equine facilitated therapy for children and adults with disabilities in Dallas, Texas.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

 
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May Woollcott

Executive Assistant

May Woollcott is an Executive Assistant and joined Lantern in 2018. Prior to joining Lantern, she worked in literary publishing, negotiating Licensing and Rights contracts for Penguin Random House.

Ms. Woollcott holds a B.A. in English from Trinity College in CT.