Kyle is a founding partner of Paceline and serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to forming Paceline, Kyle was most recently a Managing Director with Hudson Advisors, LLC (“Hudson”), an asset management affiliate of Lone Star Funds until his departure from Lone Star in July 2018. In such capacity, Kyle was responsible for legal issues impacting operating companies that are affiliates of Lone Star within North America, as well as other corporate debt investments for which Hudson or its subsidiaries provided asset management services in North America. In particular, Kyle was actively involved in the negotiation and closing of numerous lending and public equity transactions, acquisitions, restructurings, and asset sales for Lone Star and its portfolio companies since 2009.
Previously, Kyle was Senior Vice President for Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, an affiliate of Goldman, Sachs & Co., a position he held from 2005 to 2009. Prior thereto, Kyle was an attorney with Baker Botts LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP, where he supported clients in various types of commercial banking transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private and public securities offerings, and debt financing transactions. Kyle served as a member of the board of directors of Continental Building Products, Inc. (NYSE: CBPX), Forterra, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRTA), Foundation Building Materials, Inc. (NYSE: FBM), and Caliber Home Loans. Kyle also served on the boards of a number of other operating companies owned by Lone Star. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (with honors). Kyle also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University (magna cum laude) and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of London (with merit). Kyle currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of LMR Wine Estates, LLC.