Buckley Ratchford is a private investor with more than two decades of leadership experience in the investments and asset management space. Buckley leads Jackson Square, LLC, and manages investments in transactions in private credit, private and distressed equity and venture capital. He directs the firm’s investment capital as part of his family portfolio. Buckley is also a senior advisor to startups in emerging markets.
In 2012, Buckley founded and served as Managing Partner of investment firm, Wingspan Investment Management, LP. Under his leadership, Wingspan received a record-setting seed investment of $250 million from Reservoir Capital Group, and in a short time was able to surpass $1 billion in capital under management.
The foundation of his expertise in the investments space was built during his 14 years at Goldman Sachs. Beginning as an associate in the Financial Institutions Group in 1998, Buckley quickly ascended into numerous leadership roles in the Global Credit Distressed Investing, Asia Ex-Japan Credit Trading and Global Bank Loan Trading divisions. In 2006, he was appointed as Partner in the Securities Division, where he was the sole manager of a portfolio for a billion-dollar proprietary investment group with interests in special situations equity, distressed debt and stressed capital. Buckley quickly earned a high profile due to his impressive track record of long-term risk-adjusted returns.
Buckley is committed to supporting numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations, including Tikkun Olam Makers, also known as TOM Global. TOM is an international movement that utilizes technology and provides resources to people in underserved and vulnerable communities around the world. He also promotes a range of charitable causes in his writings.
Buckley holds a BA, summa cum laude, in Government from Dartmouth College, an MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.