Chris Halpin serves as Chief Financial Officer for Lantern Asset Management and Resort Finance America. Prior to Lantern, Mr. Halpin was the Controller at Highland Capital Management, an alternative investment manager with approximately $40 billion in assets under management that primarily invested in bank loans, high yield credit and distressed debt. During his tenure with Highland, Mr. Halpin oversaw the finance and accounting aspects of more than $5 billion of hedge and private equity funds and managed the finance function of the asset management company and its European subsidiary.
Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Halpin served as the director of accounting and divisional controller of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings during the company’s emergence from bankruptcy and complete restructuring efforts. Previously, he was with Ernst and Young in its Assurance and Advisory Business Services group in Dallas and New York, where he focused on airline clients AMR Corp., Air China as well as Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and other publicly-listed clients.
Halpin holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University.