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NewStar Financial Inc (NEWS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Conway

62 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

John Bray

60 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Daniel McCready

60 2016 Chief Investment Officer

Patrick McAuliffe

59 2013 Managing Director, Head - Leveraged Finance Origination and Middle Market Lending Division

Mark Four

52 2010 Head - Capital Markets

Richard Thornburgh

64 2006 Lead Independent Director

Charles Bralver

65 2009 Independent Director

Bradley Cooper

50 2006 Independent Director

Brian Fallon

66 2008 Independent Director

Frank Noonan

74 2006 Independent Director

Maureen O'Hara

63 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. 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. An experienced financial services professional, Mr. Conway has been nominated to serve on the Board because of his broad business and management skills and deep industry expertise, including his twelve years of experience as our founder and CEO.

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. Mr. Bray received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his masters of business administration from the University of Hartford.

Daniel McCready

Mr. Daniel D. McCready is Chief Investment Officer of NewStar Financial, Inc. He chairs the Investment and Underwriting Committees and is also a member of NewStar’s Management Committee. Mr. McCready has over 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.

Patrick McAuliffe

Mr. Patrick F. McAuliffe is Managing Director, Head - Leveraged Finance Origination and Middle Market Lending Division of the Company. 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.

Mark Four

Mr. Mark du Four is Head - Capital Markets of the Company. Prior to joining NewStar in 2004, he was a Managing Director in Fleet Securities’ Loan Sales and Trading Group, and previously held positions at BMO Nesbitt Burns, and Chase Securities Global Syndicated Finance Group and Global Oil Group. Mr. du Four received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech University and his masters of business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Richard Thornburgh

Mr. Richard E. Thornburgh is Lead Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc. Mr. Thornburgh was Vice Chairman of Corsair Capital LLC*, an investment firm, from February 2006 until he stepped down in December 2015. He currently serves as a member of Corsair’s private equity investment committee. From 1976 until December 2005, Mr. Thornburgh held management positions at the Credit Suisse Group and its various subsidiaries and predecessor institutions, at the time of his retirement he served as Executive Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston and member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Credit Suisse Group and is on its Risk, Audit and Executive Committees. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Credit Suisse Holdings (USA). Mr. Thornburgh is also currently a director at S&P Global, Inc. where he is Chairman of the Financial Policy Committee and serves on the Audit and Executive Committees. He is also a Director of CapStar Financial, Inc.

Charles Bralver

Mr. Charles N. Bralver is Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc., since February 5, 2009. Mr. Bralver joined our Board of Directors on 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 December 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 Boards of Oliver Wyman and Silverpoint Capital, as a member of the Board of Advisors of The Fletcher School and a member of the investment committee of Ultra Capital Partners LLC, a sustainable infrastructure fund. In 2010, Mr. Bralver joined the Board of Directors of Canaccord Financial, Inc., a Canadian investment bank, and in 2015 joined the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Bank, a British commercial 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, PMG Holdings Corporation, Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd., Centrue Financial Corporation and Five Hole LLC. Mr. Cooper has previously served on the Board of Directors of Universal American Finance Corp., Permanent General Companies, Inc., Opportunity Bancshares, Inc. and Anchor Bancorp Wisconsin.

Brian Fallon

Mr. Brian L. P. Fallon is an Independent Director of NewStar Financial, Inc., since November 21, 2008. Mr. Fallon joined our Board on November 21, 2008. Mr. Fallon is President of TDC Development Group, a division of The Davis Companies (TDC). Prior to joining TDC in August of 2015, Mr. Fallon was a Partner of O’Connor Capital Partners from 2007 to 2015. 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 served on the Advisory Council of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. He is currently Chairman and Director of the Board at The Community Builders, Inc. Mr. Fallon is an experienced real estate executive and has been nominated to serve on the board because of his operational and financial expertise and experience serving on other external boards.

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 was previously a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Toys “R” Us, Inc., Risk Metrics Group and Avnet, Inc.

Maureen O'Hara

Ms. Maureen P. O'Hara is an Independent Director of the Company. 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 serves on the Board of Trustees of TIAA, where she is on the Investment Committee, the Audit Committee and Risk Committee. She was previously a Director of Investment Technology Group, Inc.

Robert Brown

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