Lawrence Meyers

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Lawrence Meyers is the CEO of PDL Capital, which brokers financing, strategic investments, and distressed asset purchases between private equity firms and businesses of all stripes. He is one of the nation’s experts on consumer credit, and consults for hedge funds and private equity via his Council Member status at Gerson Lehman Group, and as a member of Coleman Research Group’s Executive Forum. He has written over 1,300 articles on stocks, finance, economics, public policy, journalism, popular culture, and blogs at He is also the author of Teacher of the Year: The Mystery and Legacy of Edwin Barlow, Inside the TV Writer's Room: Practical Advice for Succeeding in Screenwriting, and Bond Forever: A Film Buff’s Guide to the James Bond series. You can contact Lawrence at

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