People: Fifth Street Finance Corp (FSC.OQ)

FSC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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21 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Todd Owens

2014 President

Leonard Tannenbaum

43 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Richard Petrocelli

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Ivelin Dimitrov

36 2013 Chief Investment Officer, Director

David Harrison

41 2014 Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary

Bernard Berman

43 2014 Chairman of the Board

James Castro-Blanco

2014 Independent Director

Brian Dunn

42 2007 Independent Director

Richard Dutkiewicz

58 2010 Independent Director

Byron Haney

53 2007 Independent Director

Douglas Ray

46 2007 Independent Director

Dean Choksi

Senior Vice President - Finance and Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Todd Owens

Mr. Todd G. Owens is President of the Company., effective September 29, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Owens spent 24 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he became a Managing Director in 2001 and a partner in 2008. While at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he also served as Head of the West Coast Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for 15 years, Head of the Specialty Finance Group for nearly 10 years and was a senior member of the Bank Group. Mr. Owens brings with him experience in a broad range of industries including commercial finance, asset management, alternative asset management, commercial banking and business development companies. Mr. Owens received his B.A. in History and Political Economy from Williams College.

Leonard Tannenbaum

Mr. Leonard M. Tannenbaum is Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp., effective September 9, 2014. Mr. Tannenbaum has been Chief Executive Officer since October 2007 and the Chairman of Board of Directors since December 2007, and was President from October 2007 through February 2010. He is also the Managing Partner of investment adviser and serves on its investment committee. Since founding his first private investment firm in 1998, Mr. Tannenbaum has founded a number of private investment firms, including Fifth Street Capital LLC, and he has served as managing member of each firm. Prior to launching his first firm, Mr. Tannenbaum gained small-company experience as an equity analyst for Merrill Lynch. In addition to serving on Board of Directors, Mr. Tannenbaum currently serves on the Board of Directors of several private Greenlight Capital affiliated entities and has previously served on the Boards of Directors of several other public companies, including Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. and WesTower Communications, Inc. Mr. Tannenbaum has also served on four audit committees and five compensation committees, of which he has acted as chairperson for one of such audit committees and four of such compensation committees. Mr. Tannenbaum graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics. Subsequent to his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tannenbaum received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School as part of the Submatriculation Program. He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and he is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Richard Petrocelli

Mr. Richard A. Petrocelli is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp., effective July 22, 2014. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Petrocelli served as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Previously, Mr. Petrocelli spent 15 years at Saratoga Partners, a middle market private equity firm, where he was Managing Director and CFO. Additionally, he served as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer of Saratoga Partner’s publicly-traded business development company, Saratoga Investment Corp.

Ivelin Dimitrov

Mr. Ivelin M. Dimitrov is Chief Investment Officer, Director of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Mr. Dimitrov has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since January 2013 and FSC’s chief investment officer and the chief investment officer of our investment adviser since August 2011, and served as co-chief investment officer for these entities since November 2010 and June 2010, respectively. He has also served as the chief investment officer of FSFR since May 2013 and as its president since January 2014. Mr. Dimitrov is also a partner of our investment adviser and serves on its investment committee. He has over eight years of experience structuring middle market transactions. Mr. Dimitrov joined our investment adviser in May 2005 and is responsible for the credit underwriting of our investment portfolio, overseeing risk analysis and investment approvals. Mr. Dimitrov leads the tactical asset allocation decisions for the portfolio, shifting exposures between asset classes and industries, as well as managing interest rate risk. He is also responsible for the recruitment and development of the investment adviser’s investment team. He has substantial experience in financial analysis, valuation and investment research. Mr. Dimitrov graduated from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College with an M.S. in Finance and has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maine. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has completed CFA Institute’s Investment Management Workshop at Harvard Business School.

David Harrison

Mr. David H. Harrison is chief compliance officer, Secretary of Fifth Street Finance Corp., since may 2013. Mr. Harrison has been FSC’s chief compliance officer and FSFR’s chief compliance officer and secretary since May 2013. He has also served as FSC’s assistant secretary since February 2010, and previously was the director of legal & compliance and a vice president of FSC, Inc. Prior to joining Fifth Street in October 2009, he served as a corporate and securities attorney with the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP where he focused on structuring and negotiating various corporate and finance transactions and ensuring compliance with federal securities laws. He received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Brandeis University.

Bernard Berman

Mr. Bernard D. Berman is Chairman of the Board of Fifth Street Finance Corporation., September 10, 2014., Mr. Berman has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since February 2009. He has also been FSC’s president since February 2010 and secretary since October 2007, and served as FSC’s chief compliance officer from April 2009 to May 2013. Mr. Berman has also served as a director of FSFR since May 2013, as president from May 2013 to January 2014 and as chairman of its Board of Directors since January 2014. Mr. Berman is a partner of our investment adviser and serves on its investment committee. Mr. Berman is responsible for the operations of each Company. He also currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Traffic Solutions Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as Statewide Holdings, Inc.). Prior to joining Fifth Street in 2004, Mr. Berman was a corporate attorney from 1995 to 2004, during which time he negotiated and structured a variety of investment transactions. Mr. Berman graduated from Boston College Law School. He received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.

James Castro-Blanco

Mr. James Castro-Blanco is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Castro-Blanco serves as the Chief Deputy County Attorney for Westchester County, where he advises numerous elected officials, boards and commissions and, since December 2010, has been a lead attorney on high profile matters involving Westchester County. Prior experiences include providing business and risk management advice to businesses and individuals as well as investigating and reporting alleged financial improprieties. He has also been a former Assistant United States Attorney where he investigated and prosecuted individuals and organizations involved in RICO, money-laundering and other financial crimes. In addition, he has past experience working on antitrust and complex corporate litigation matters. Mr. Castro-Blanco graduated with a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where he was the articles editor of the Law Review. Mr. Castro-Blanco also holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. Mr. Castro-Blanco has served on the board of trustees for St. John's Riverside Hospital and is the chair of the Liability Committee, helping guide the institution through the myriad changes in today's healthcare environment. He has also been a board member of several charities providing scholarship monies to deserving students and has served as the president of the largest Hispanic bar association on the East Coast of the United States.

Brian Dunn

Mr. Brian S. Dunn is an Independent Director of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Mr. Dunn has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since December 2007 and a member of FSFR’s Board of Directors since May 2013. He founded and turned around direct marketing divisions for several consumer-oriented companies. Currently, he manages Little White Dog, Inc., a marketing firm that he founded. Mr. Dunn was the marketing director and chief operating officer for Lipenwald, Inc., a direct marketing company that markets collectibles and mass merchandise from June 2006 until May 2011. Lipenwald filed for bankruptcy in July 2011. Prior to Lipenwald, from February 2001 to June 2006, he was sole proprietor of BSD Trading/Consulting. Mr. Dunn graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics.

Richard Dutkiewicz

Mr. Richard P. Dutkiewicz is an Independent Director of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Mr. Dutkiewicz has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since February 2010 and a member of FSFR’s Board of Directors since May 2013. He is an independent financial and operational adviser. Prior to his current position, he was a managing director at Capital Insight, LLC, a private investment bank, since March 2013. Previously, he was an independent financial and management consultant affiliated with Exxedus Capital Partners from September 2012 to March 2013. From 2010 to April 2013, Mr. Dutkiewicz served on the Board of Directors of Motor Sport Country Club Holdings, Inc., which sells balancing technology for rotating devices in the automotive industry. From April 2010 to March 2012, Mr. Dutkiewicz was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Real Mex Restaurants, Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in October 2011. Mr. Dutkiewicz previously served as chief financial officer of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. from October 2003 to April 2010. From May 2003 to October 2003, Mr. Dutkiewicz was vice president-information technology of Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. In May 2003, Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. acquired Vari-L Company, Inc. From January 2001 to May 2003, Mr. Dutkiewicz was vice president-finance, and chief financial officer of Vari-L Company, Inc. From April 1995 to January 2001, Mr. Dutkiewicz was vice president-finance, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer of Coleman Natural Products, Inc., located in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Dutkiewicz’s previous experience includes senior financial management positions at Tetrad Corporation, MicroLithics Corporation and various divisions of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Dutkiewicz began his career as an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP. Mr. Dutkiewicz received a B.B.A. degree from Loyola University of Chicago.

Byron Haney

Mr. Byron J. Haney is an Independent Director of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Mr. Haney has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since December 2007. He also currently serves as an investment professional at TrilogyLWP. From October 2010 through October 2011, Mr. Haney served as a principal of Duggan Asset Management, L.L.C. where he was director of research. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer of VSO Capital Management from March 2010 to October 2010. From 1994 until 2009, Mr. Haney worked for Resurgence Asset Management LLC, during which time he most recently served as managing director and chief investment officer. Mr. Haney previously served on the Board of Directors of Sterling Chemicals, Inc., and Furniture.com. Mr. Haney has more than 25 years of business experience, including having served as chief financial officer of a private retail store chain and as an auditor with Touche Ross & Co., a predecessor of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Haney earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Douglas Ray

Mr. Douglas F. Ray is an Independent Director of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Mr. Ray has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since December 2007. Since August 1995, Mr. Ray has worked for Seavest Inc., a private investment and wealth management firm based in White Plains, New York. He currently serves as the president of Seavest Inc. Mr. Ray has more than 15 years of experience acquiring, developing, financing and managing a diverse portfolio of real estate investments, including three healthcare properties funds. Mr. Ray previously served on the Board of Directors of Nat Nast, Inc., a luxury men’s apparel company. Prior to joining Seavest, Mr. Ray worked in Washington, D.C. on the staff of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter and as a research analyst with the Republican National Committee. Mr. Ray holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dean Choksi

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