He joined the Sponsor in 2012 and currently acts as its Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining the Sponsor, Mr. Lawrence was an Executive Vice President for O3b Networks, a global telecommunications-satellite company based in the Netherlands, where he was integral in securing both debt and equity funding. Mr. Lawrence's career began as a commercial real estate attorney. He was a partner at the national law firm of Holland & Hart LLP, where his practice focused on commercial real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on complex financing structures and commercial real estate development. After leaving Holland & Hart, Mr. Lawrence spent six years at GMAC Commercial Holdings Capital Markets (later renamed Capmark), where he served as a Senior Vice President and Investment Banker in the Structured Finance Group. At Capmark, Mr. Lawrence participated in innovative commercial mortgage-backed securitization structures and tax-exempt bond securitizations, as well as commercial loan syndications and senior/subordinated loan participations.