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NewStar Financial Inc (NEWS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Conway

60 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

John Bray

58 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Dan McCready

59 2016 Chief Investment Officer

Paul Horton

2015 Managing Director

Patrick McAuliffe

57 2013 Managing Director, Head - Leveraged Finance Origination and Middle Market Lending Division

Michael Eisenstein

2016 Treasurer

Richard Thornburgh

64 2006 Lead Independent Director

Charles Bralver

60 2009 Independent Director

Bradley Cooper

48 2006 Independent Director

Brian Fallon

64 2008 Independent Director

Frank Noonan

71 2006 Independent Director

Maureen O'Hara

61 2006 Independent Director

Robert Brown

2013 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Conway

Mr. Timothy J. Conway is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of NewStar Financial, Inc., since September 2006. Mr. Conway has been our Chief Executive Officer and President, and has served on our Board of Directors since our inception in June 2004. He was elected Chairman of the Board in September 2006. From July 2002 to June 2004, Mr. Conway worked full-time on our founding. From 1996 to July 2002, Mr. Conway was a Managing Director at FleetBoston Financial Corporation or its predecessors responsible for Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. He previously held various senior management positions at Citicorp Securities, Inc., where he was a Managing Director and Senior Securities Officer, responsible for the bank’s private placement, loan syndication and acquisition finance businesses.

John Bray

Mr. John K. Bray is Chief Financial Officer of NewStar Financial, Inc., since January 2005. From April 2004 to October 2004, Mr. Bray was the Business Financial Officer at Bank of America. From August 1979 to April 2004, Mr. Bray held various positions at FleetBoston Financial Corporation or its predecessors, most recently as Director of Finance—Line of Businesses. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his masters of business administration from the University of Hartford.

Dan McCready

Mr. Daniel D. McCready is Chief Investment Officer of NewStar Financial, Inc. He chairs the Underwriting Committees for Leveraged Finance and Equipment Finance, and is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. McCready has thirty years of experience in leveraged finance, asset based finance and sponsor coverage. He joined the company from CIT Group, where he was Chief Credit Officer of Corporate Finance, and a member of the Credit Policy Committee. Mr. McCready has held risk leadership positions for over fourteen years, including credit management and restructuring at GE Capital and CIBC World Markets. His previous experience includes sponsor finance origination and debt capital markets at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank and Bank of America. Mr. McCready received his undergraduate degree from the US Naval Academy and his masters of business administration from George Washington University.

Paul Horton

Mr. Paul J. Horton is Managing Director of NewStar Financial, Inc. Mr. Horton has 24 years of experience originating and structuring debt financings for middle market companies backed by private equity firms. Prior to joining NewStar, he was a Managing Director at RBS Citizens, where he was responsible for originating and executing senior debt capital transactions as a senior member of its Financial Sponsors group. Prior to that, Mr. Horton worked for Arrowhead Mezzanine LLC where he was responsible for originating and executing junior capital investments for a $500 million mezzanine fund. Previously, he worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, Heller Financial and Gleacher NatWest in a variety of roles, including leading sponsor coverage and restructuring teams.

Patrick McAuliffe

Mr. Patrick F. McAuliffe is Managing Director, Head - Leveraged Finance Origination and Middle Market Lending Division of NewStar Financial, Inc. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining NewStar Financial in April 2005, He was a Regional Executive in Bank of America’s Metro New York Region, and prior to the merger of FleetBoston Financial and Bank of America, Mr. McAuliffe held numerous positions at FleetBoston Financial between 1984-2004.

Michael Eisenstein

Mr. Michael Eisenstein is appointed as Treasurer of the Company., effective September 30, 2016. He is a managing director in the treasury group. Mr. Eisenstein joined NewStar in 2005 and has served as Assistant Treasurer since 2011, playing key roles in all treasury management activities, including building the company's market-leading securitization platform. He has more than 16 years of treasury management and debt capital markets experience. Prior to joining NewStar, Mr. Eisenstein worked at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Corporation (BTMU) in its investment banking group covering non-investment grade commercial finance companies in the transportation sector.

Richard Thornburgh

Mr. Richard E. Thornburgh is Lead Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc. Mr. Thornburgh has been Vice Chairman of Corsair Capital LLC*, an investment firm, since February 2006. From 1976 until December 2005, Mr. Thornburgh held management positions at the Credit Suisse Group and its various subsidiaries and predecessor institutions, most recently as Executive Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston and member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Credit Suisse Group and is on its Risk, Audit and Executive Committees. Mr. Thornburgh is also currently a director at McGraw Hill Financial Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Dollar General Corporation and National City Corporation.

Charles Bralver

Mr. Charles N. Bralver is Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc., since February 5, 2009. Mr. Bralver is a corporate director and advisor. He served as a partner with Massif Partners, LLP, an asset management firm, from 2010 to 2012. From May 2007 to September 2010, Mr. Bralver was the Senior Associate Dean for International Business and Finance at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Mr. Bralver was a founding partner of Oliver Wyman & Company where from 1984 through 2007 he held several positions, including Vice Chairman, Head of Europe, Head of North America, and Head of Capital Markets. From 2007 to 2009 he served as a strategic advisor to the Financial Services Practice at Warburg Pincus LLC. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Board of Oliver Wyman and Bema Capital Partners, as a member of the Board of Visitors of The Fletcher School, and of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Affairs at Dartmouth College. In 2010, Mr. Bralver joined the Board of Directors of Canaccord Financial, Inc., a Canadian investment bank.

Bradley Cooper

Mr. Bradley E. Cooper is an Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc. Mr. Cooper is a Partner of Capital Z Partners Management, LLC*, the successor to Capital Z Management, LLC (which he joined as a founding Partner in July 1998). He previously held similar positions at Insurance Partners, L.P. and International Insurance Advisors, L.P. Mr. Cooper serves on the Board of Directors of MountainView Capital Holdings, LLC and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., PXRE Group Ltd., Universal American Finance Corp., Ceres Group, Inc., Permanent General Companies, Inc., Opportunity Bancshares, Inc. and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.

Brian Fallon

Mr. Brian L. P. Fallon is an Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc., since November 21, 2008. Mr. Fallon is a Partner of O’Connor Capital Partners. Prior to joining O’Connor Capital Partners in September of 2007, Mr. Fallon was a Managing Director and Principal of Extell Development Company from 2002 to 2007. From 1982 to 2002, Mr. Fallon was a Partner at Meredith & Grew, Inc. and served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Fallon is involved in various non-profit boards and activities and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps and as a director at The Community Builders, Inc.

Frank Noonan

Mr. Frank R. Noonan is an Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc., since December 2006. Mr. Noonan was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of R.H. Donnelley Co., a Yellow Pages and online local commercial search company, from 1991 to 2002. He also served as President of R.H. Donnelley Co. from August 1991 to July 1998 and was Chairman from July 1998 through December 2002. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance, with Dun & Bradstreet and as a member of its Board of Directors. He currently is a member of the Audit Committees of Avnet, Inc. and was previously a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Toys “R” Us, Inc. and the Risk Metrics Group.

Maureen O'Hara

Ms. Maureen P. O'Hara is an Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc., since December 13, 2006. Ms. O’Hara is the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, where she joined the faculty in 1979. Ms. O’Hara currently serves on the Board of Directors of Investment Technology Group, Inc.,

Robert Brown