Robert Lee Hockett

Managing Partner at Covalent Partners LLC

Robert Lee Hockett

Robert Lee Hockett

Managing Partner at Covalent Partners LLC

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Covalent Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Covalent Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Covalent Partners LLC

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Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer at Covalent Partners LLC

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Founder at The Old Hill Co. LLC

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Former Partner at S.D. Leidesdorf & Co.

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Former President, Chief Executive & Operating Officer at Kings Food Markets, Inc.

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Former Vice President & General Manager-Retail at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at MTech Acquisition Corp.

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President at Corner Pocket Investors LLC

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Allan R. Tessler Dean at Cornell University - Cornell Law School

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Robert Lee Hockett
Managing Partner at Covalent Partners LLC
Education

Pomona College offers curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It was founded in 1887 and it is headquartered in Claremont, CA

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Managing Partner
2005 - Current

Covalent Partners offers advice on investments, both long and short, in a wide range of domestic and international securities and financial instruments, including common stocks, preferred stocks, corporate bonds (investment grade and non-investment grade), bank debt (assignments and participations) and other loan obligations, mezzanine financings, convertible securities and other equity-linked instruments, US government securities, debt/equity indices and index futures/options, ETFs, closed-end funds and other commingled investment vehicles, credit and fixed income derivatives, equity and equity-linked derivatives and futures, currencies and currency forwards, swaps and contracts for differences, mortgage-backed and other collateralized obligations, asset-backed instruments and other structured notes, municipal bonds, and other public and private instruments, including Rule 144A securities, private equity and limited partner interests.Covalent's investment approach focuses on analyzing fundamental factors. When making investment decisions, the firm typically considers industry- and company-specific cyclical factors and technical factors, such as the availability and recent trading price and volume characteristics of an instrument targeted for purchase or sale. They also analyze other other factors such as the relative rights and potential standing of various instruments in the event of issuer financial distress (including in the event of a possible bankruptcy).Covalent's investment strategies include: long-term purchases (securities held at least one year); short-term purchases (securities sold within a year); trading (securities sold within 30 days); short sales; margin transactions; option writing, including covered options, uncovered options or spreading strategies; exchange-traded and OTC derivatives, including interest rate, currency and equity swaps; interest rate caps, collars and floors; equity and currency options; futures and options on futures; forward foreign currency exchange contracts; capped, inverse, dual index and range floaters; and structured notes; and others. In addition, the firm may engage in hedging transactions for some of their funds. Hedging transactions are structured with the goal of taking advantage of arbitrage opportunities either within a company's capital structure or across a particular industry.

Executive Officer
Current
Professional
1996 - 2005

DDJ Capital Management, LLC is an institutional manager specializing in investments within the leveraged credit markets. Since our inception in 1996, DDJ has generated attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients by adhering to a value-oriented, bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy. Our investment team has extensive experience investing in securities issued by non-investment grade companies within the lower tier of the credit markets, including high yield bonds, bank loans and other special situation investments. DDJ offers the following suite of investment strategies designed to meet each client’s specific goals. Through a rigorous research process, we strive to achieve each strategy’s stated investment objective. Opportunistic High Yield: To outperform the broader high yield market by primarily targeting middle market opportunities in the lower tier (single B and below) of the non-investment grade credit markets Core High Yield: To outperform the BB/B rated segment of the high yield bond market by employing a deep value approach Senior Loan: To provide high current income primarily achieved through floating rate instruments, such as syndicated bank loans, with an emphasis on principal protection Strategic Income: To produce a high level of total return by targeting investments in all securities within the capital structure of leveraged middle market companies DDJ, a Massachusetts-based independently owned investment manager, has been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission since 1997. From our founding to today, integrity, personalized client service, and a proven, consistent investment philosophy are the core principles guiding our firm.

Boards & Committees
Director
2005 - Prior

The Penn Traffic Co. operates supermarkets and convenience stores. The company was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$10K
2012

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

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Covalent Capital Partners Offshore LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Covalent Capital Partners LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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