As a co-founder and Chairman with more than 40 years of domestic and international experience leading operations of complex organizations, Larry focuses on the overall strategic direction and planning of the firm. He plays an active role on the firm’s management and investment committee and its overall approval of each of the firm’s investments in North America and Central Europe.
Larry co-founded Highlander Partners in April 2004, after retiring as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Centex Corporation, one of the largest homebuilding and related financial services companies in the United States. He joined Centex in 1985 as President, COO and a board member. In 1988, he was appointed as Centex’s CEO and as Chairman in 1991. Prior to joining Centex, Larry served as President, CEO and a director of Southdown Inc., a cement and oil and gas producer. He successfully transformed Southdown from a struggling conglomerate into one of the country’s premier domestically-owned cement producers, which was later acquired by Cemex, S.A. de C.V. Prior to that, he was a partner at Bracewell and Patterson, a Houston-based law firm.
Board and Civic Memberships (Current and Past)
Eagle Materials, Inc. (NYSE: EXP), current Chairman
Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE), post-conservatorship, past
Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), past
Centex Corporation (NYSE: CTX), past Chairman
Center for European Policy Analysis, current Chairman
Bene Merito Award-Poland 2010
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, current
J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
Masters in International Public Policy (M.I.P.P.), Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Economics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania