People: Fifth Street Finance Corp (FSC.OQ)

FSC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ivelin Dimitrov

36 2015 President, Director

Todd Owens

46 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Petrocelli

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Sandeep Khorana

42 2014 Managing Director, Director

David Harrison

41 2014 Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary

Bernard Berman

44 2014 Chairman of the Board

James Castro-Blanco

55 2014 Independent Director

Brian Dunn

43 2007 Independent Director

Richard Dutkiewicz

59 2010 Independent Director

Byron Haney

54 2007 Independent Director

Douglas Ray

47 2007 Independent Director

Robyn Friedman

2014 Vice President-Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ivelin Dimitrov

Mr. Ivelin M. Dimitrov has been promoted as President, Director of Company. He was 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.

Todd Owens

Mr. Todd G. Owens has been promoted as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Company. Mr. Owens is a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since November 2014 and FSC’s chief executive officer since January 2015. Mr. Owens has also served as co-president of FSAM (NASDAQ: FSAM) since September 2014. Prior to joining Fifth Street in September 2014, 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 received his B.A. in History and Political Economy from Williams College.

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. Mr. Petrocelli received his B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University and earned an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Sandeep Khorana

Mr. Sandeep K.Khorana is the director of Fifth Street Fin Corp. Mr. Khorana has been a managing director of FSC CT (including its predecessors) since October 2010, and has over 13 years of private equity sponsor coverage and leveraged finance experience. He leads the origination and sponsor coverage efforts for Fifth Street and directly covers some of its key private equity clients. Mr. Khorana also serves as head of the Chicago office for Fifth Street. Previously, Mr. Khorana was a director at Angelo, Gordon & Co. from June 2010 through October 2010 and from February 2006 through May 2009 he was a director in CIT Group Inc.’s Sponsored Finance Group. Prior to that, he also spent six years at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and its predecessor organizations in the Financial Sponsors, Loan Syndications and High Yield divisions. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Khorana spent almost three years at KPMG LLP in its audit practice Mr. Khorana received his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

David Harrison

Mr. David H. Harrison is Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Fifth Street Finance Corp., since may 2013. In addition, Mr. Harrison has served as the executive vice president and secretary of FSAM (NASDAQ:FSAM) since September 2014. He has also served as chief compliance officer and secretary of Fifth Street Management since May 2013 and August 2014, respectively. Mr. Harrison has served as the secretary of FSC CT since March 2012 and chief compliance officer since August 2013. In addition, Mr. Harrison previously served as the director of legal & compliance and as a vice president of FSC, Inc. Prior to joining Fifth Street in October 2009, he was 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 the Director and Chairman of the Board of Fifth Street Finance Corporation. Mr. Berman has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since February 2009 and the chairman of FSC’s Board of Directors since September 2014. He was also FSC’s president from February 2010 to September 2014, secretary from October 2007 to September 2014, and chief compliance officer from April 2009 to May 2013. Mr. Berman has also served as a director of FSFR since May 2013 and as chairman of its Board of Directors since January 2014. Mr. Berman also served as president of FSFR from May 2013 to January 2014. Since September 2014, Mr. Berman has served as the co-president, the chief compliance officer and as a director of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. (“FSAM”) (NASDAQ:FSAM), the publicly traded asset manager that indirectly owns our investment adviser. Mr. Berman has also served as the president of our investment adviser and has served on its investment committee since its founding in November 2007. 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 Fifth Street Finance Corp. Mr. Castro-Blanco has been a member of FSC’s Board of Directors since August 2014. Mr. Castro-Blanco has over 20 years of experience as an attorney in both the private and public sectors. Since December 2010, Mr. Castro-Blanco has served as the chief deputy county attorney for Westchester County, where he advises numerous elected officials, boards and commissions and is the lead attorney on high profile matters involving Westchester County since December 2010. Mr. Castro-Blanco also served as counsel with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP from January 2007 to December 2010, where he provided business and risk management advice to businesses and individuals. In 2006, Mr. Castro-Blanco was appointed a special master by a United States District Court Judge to investigate and report upon alleged financial improprieties in the management of a pension plan where he served until 2009. Mr. Castro-Blanco also served as a former assistant United States attorney from February 1994 to November 1996, Mr. Castro-Blanco investigated and prosecuted individuals and organizations involved in RICO, money-laundering and other financial crimes. Prior to that, he was an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP from September 1991 to February 1994, where he worked on antitrust and complex corporate litigation matters. Mr. Castro-Blanco graduated 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.

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. Mr. Dunn has over 19 years of marketing, logistical and entrepreneurial experience. He founded and turned around direct marketing divisions for several consumer-oriented companies. Currently, he manages Little White Dog, Inc., a strategic 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, from March 2013 to November 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 previously served as an investment professional at TrilogyLWP from January 2014 through December 2014. 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 and FSFR’s Board of Directors since September 2014. Since August 1995, Mr. Ray has worked for Seavest Investment Group, a private investment and wealth management firm based in White Plains, New York. He currently serves as the chief executive officer and president of Seavest. 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.

Robyn Friedman

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