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Eric Linn W’92
CEO & Founder, Oak Point Partners
EIR Date: November 1st
Eric Linn is the CEO and Founder of Oak Point Partners. He has served as Oak Point’s Chief Executive since 2001, utilizing his background in private equity investing and information technology to build Oak Point into the preeminent owner of bankruptcy Remnant Assets. Since pioneering the Remnant Asset concept, Oak Point has purchased the rights to the remaining known and unknown assets in over 750 bankruptcy cases including Advanta, Borders Books, Collins and Aikman, Fleming Companies, LTV Steel, Mervyns, Movie Gallery, Pillowtex, Refco, Service Merchandise, Tower Records, US Office Products, and many more.
Prior to Oak Point, Eric was CEO and co-founder of an enterprise software business. Previously, Eric worked at TA Associates, one of the nation’s leading private equity firms, where he focused on investments in the financial services and consumer products industries. Eric began his career at investment bank Salomon Brothers, focusing on corporate finance and M&A work.
Eric is a seasoned investor and serves as an advisor and mentor to a wide variety of privately held businesses of various sizes, stages, and industries.
Eric graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Magna Cum Laude in 1992. He is a member of Penn’s Undergraduate Financial Aid Leadership Council and the Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board.