People: THL Credit Inc (TCRD.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Hunt

62 2014 Chairman of the Board

W. Hunter Stropp

43 Co-President

Christopher Flynn

41 2014 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Sam Tillinghast

51 2014 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Terrence Olson

47 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Stephanie Sullivan

41 2013 General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

Keith Hughes

67 2009 Lead Independent Director

David Downes

74 2009 Independent Director

Nancy Hawthorne

63 2009 Independent Director

John Sommers

75 2009 Independent Director

David Southwell

53 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Hunt

Mr. James K. Hunt is Chairman of the Board of THL Credit Inc. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer effective July 31, 2014. Mr. Hunt has also been the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of THL Credit Group, L.P., an investment advisory firm affiliated with the Company. Mr. Hunt was Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Bison Capital which he co-founded in 2001. Previously, he was President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and an Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Investments, Inc. (subsequently, AIG SunAmerica) through 2000. He was President and CEO of the Anchor Pathway Funds and SunAmerica Series Trust with assets exceeding $11 billion. Mr. Hunt joined SunAmerica in 1990 from the Davis Companies, a private equity investment firm, where he was responsible for acquisitions. At Citicorp, Mr. Hunt also had responsibilities for various workout transactions and the Western asset based lending group. Mr. Hunt serves on the board of directors of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS). Mr. Hunt is a former Chairman and member of the board of directors of Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC, formerly Lead Trustee for Falcon Financial (Nasdaq: FLCN), a former member of the boards of directors of Primus Guaranty Ltd, LLC. (NYSE: PRS), CLS Worldwide Services, LLC, GTS Holdings, Inc., Helinet Aviation Services, LLC, Metagenics, Inc., Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS) and Mobile Storage Group. Mr. Hunt earned his BBA in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

W. Hunter Stropp

Mr. W. Hunter Stropp is Co-President of THL Credit Inc. Mr. Stropp is a Co-President of the Company and THL Credit Advisors. Mr. Stropp serves on the Investment Committee and manages transaction allocation across the organization. He leads transaction origination for the Western region and underwriting, execution and portfolio management for the Los Angeles investment team. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2007, Mr. Stropp served as a Vice President and Investment Manager in the Private Equity Group of GE Asset Management Inc. from 2000 to 2007. Previously, Mr. Stropp served in private equity and business development positions at Koch Industries, Inc. and began his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Stropp was a former member of the board of directors of JDC Healthcare, Inc. He maintains a board observer role for C & K Market, Inc., CRS Reprocessing, LLC, OEM Group, Inc., Cydcor, LLC, Gold, Inc., and Dr. Fresh Inc. Mr. Stropp previously served on the boards of directors of Octane Fitness LLC, HB&G Building Products, Inc., Homegrown Natural Foods, Inc. and Coast Crane Company, Inc. Mr. Stropp holds a BA in economics and political science from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

Christopher Flynn

Mr. Christopher J. Flynn has been appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Company, effective July 31, 2014. He serves as a member of the Investment Committee and also manages capital markets actively as it relates to syndications. He leads both transaction origination for the Northeast and Central regions and underwriting, execution and portfolio management for the Boston, New York City, and Chicago investment teams. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2007, Mr. Flynn was previously a Vice President at AIG in the Leveraged Capital Group. Mr. Flynn joined AIG in February 2005 after working for Black Diamond Capital Management, a hedge fund with offices in Illinois and Connecticut. Mr. Flynn was a Senior Financial Analyst at Black Diamond where he was responsible for underwriting new debt investment opportunities as well as monitoring a portfolio of leveraged loans. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Flynn worked in a variety of roles at GE Capital, lastly as an Assistant Vice President within the Capital Markets Syndication Group. Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Flynn worked at BNP Paribas as a financial analyst and at Bank One as a commercial banker. Mr. Flynn currently maintains a board observer role for Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, LLC, Country Pure Foods, Inc., Express Courier International Inc., HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., Sheplers, Inc., Connecture, Inc., and Specialty Brands Holdings, Inc. Mr. Flynn earned his MBA with a concentration in finance and strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and his BA in Finance from DePaul University.

Sam Tillinghast

Mr. Sam W. Tillinghast has been appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer of of the Company, effective July 31, 2014. Tillinghast served as Co-President and Chief Risk Officer of TCRD and THL Credit Advisors LLC. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2007, Mr. Tillinghast was formerly Managing Director and Head of the Private Placement Group for AIG where he was responsible for private debt investments, project finance transactions and private asset-backed securitizations. Mr. Tillinghast joined AIG with the acquisition of SunAmerica Inc. in January 1999, and successfully integrated the private debt investment groups of SunAmerica, AIG and American General (acquired by AIG in 2001). Mr. Tillinghast managed the approximately $28 billion AIG private debt portfolio and was responsible for $20 billion of investments made over a five year period. Mr. Tillinghast was an executive vice president of American General Investment Management Corporation and was named Head of AIG Global Investment Group in Houston, Texas. While at SunAmerica, where he joined in 1988, Mr. Tillinghast was Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and his investment experience included corporate bonds, securitizations, leveraged loans, CDOs, portfolio acquisitions, and equipment leasing. He is a former member of the board of directors of Falcon Financial, LLC. Mr. Tillinghast currently maintains a board observer role for Food Processing Holdings, LLC, Hart InterCivic, Inc., Martex Fiber Southern Corp., Trinity Services Group, Inc., Oasis Legal Finance Holding Company LLC, Holland Intermediate Acquisition Corp., and Wingspan Portfolio Holdings, Inc. Mr. Tillinghast received his BS in finance at the University of South Alabama and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Terrence Olson

Mr. Terrence W. Olson is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of THL Credit Inc. Mr. Olson is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, THL Credit Advisors and THL Credit SLS. He also serves on the Board of Directors of THL Credit SLS. As a member of our senior management team, he is responsible for finance, operations, administration and information technology. He is also directly involved in strategic initiatives, capital raising and investor relations. Prior to joining THL Credit in February 2008, Mr. Olson spent ten years at Highland Capital Partners (“Highland”), a venture capital firm, where he served as Director of Finance and was responsible for the financial, tax and operational matters for Highland’s funds as well global activities in Europe and China. Before joining Highland, Mr. Olson was a Senior Manager at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked with public and private companies in the financial services and technology sectors between 1989 and 1998. He has been a presenter and speaker at numerous financial and private equity conferences and is active with several related industry groups, including the Financial Executive Alliance, where he serves on the Board of Directors. Mr. Olson holds a BS in accounting from Boston College.

Stephanie Sullivan

Ms. Stephanie Pare Sullivan is General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer of THL Credit Inc. Ms. Sullivan is the Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of the Company and THL Credit Advisors and the General Counsel of THL Credit SLS. As a member of senior management, her role includes legal and compliance review of THL Credit’s business operations, investing transactions, regulatory filings and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining THL Credit in early 2010, Ms. Sullivan was a partner in the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP, where she worked from 1997 to 2010, primarily focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and the representation of early- and later-stage growth companies. While at Goodwin Procter LLP, she worked with THL Credit in connection with its initial formation in 2007 and its continuing operations. Ms. Sullivan received her BA from Williams College and her JD from New York University School of Law.

Keith Hughes

Mr. Keith W. Hughes is Lead Independent Director of THL Credit Inc. Since April 2001, Mr. Hughes has been a management consultant to domestic and international financial institutions. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Citigroup Inc., a commercial banking firm, in New York City from November 2000 to April 2001. Additionally, his experience includes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Associates First Capital Corporation, a consumer and commercial finance firm, in Dallas from February 1995 through November 2000. He is a director of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a financial industry technology and services provider. Mr. Hughes holds BS and MBA degrees from Miami University in Ohio

David Downes

Mr. David K. Downes is an Independent Director of THL Credit Inc. Since 2004, Mr. Downes has served as the Chief Executive Officer and board member of Community Capital Management, an investment management company. Also since 2004, Mr. Downes has served as the President of Community Capital Trust, and currently serves as President of its managed funds, CRA Qualified Investment Fund and Alternative Income Fund. Previously, Mr. Downes served as the Independent Chairman of GSK Domestic Employee Benefit Trust between 2006 and 2013. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Downes was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln National Investment Companies, Inc., a subsidiary of Lincoln National Corporation, and Delaware Investments U.S., Inc., an investment management subsidiary of Lincoln National Corporation, President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of Delaware Investment Family of Funds, President and Board Member of Lincoln National Convertible Securities Funds, Inc. and the Lincoln National Income Funds, TDC and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Retirement Financial Services, Inc., a registered transfer agent and investment adviser and a subsidiary of Delaware Investments U.S., Inc. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Downes was President and Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Service Company, Inc. and from 1985 to 1992 held the roles of Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice Chairman and Director of Equitable Capital Management Corporation, an investment subsidiary of Equitable Life Assurance Society. He currently serves as a director of Internet Capital Group, an information technology company, including roles of chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee, since October 2003; and oversees 64 portfolios as a trustee of various funds in the OppenheimerFunds complex. Mr. Downes has a BS from Pennsylvania State University.

Nancy Hawthorne

Ms. Nancy Hawthorne is an Independent Director of THL Credit Inc. Since August 2001, Ms. Hawthorne has served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Clerestory LLC, a financial advisory and investment firm. Prior to that, from 1997 to 1998, Ms. Hawthorne served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Hawthorne, Krauss & Associates, LLC, a provider of consulting services to corporate management, and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Continental Cablevision, a cable television company, from 1982 to 1997. Ms. Hawthorne serves on the board of directors of Avid Technologies where she has served as the lead independent director from January 2008 to December 2011, interim Chief Executive Officer from August 2007 through December 2007, and chairperson from May 2004 to May 2007. Ms. Hawthorne is a director of the MetLife Funds, a family of mutual funds established by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She previously served on the Investment Committee at Wellesley College. Ms. Hawthorne has a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

John Sommers

Mr. John A. Sommers is an Independent Director of THL Credit Inc. Mr. Sommers is a Managing Principal of Income Research & Management, or IR&M, which he co-founded in 1987. IR&M is an investment grade fixed-income advisory firm for institutional and private clients. Prior to IR&M, he was Director of Fixed Income at the Putnam Companies, or Putnam (now Putnam Investments), an investment advisory firm. Mr. Sommers joined Putnam in 1976 and actively managed fixed income portfolios until 1985, when he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Advisory Company, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Prior to his work at Putnam, Mr. Sommers was a Partner and Director of Fixed Income Sales and Trading at Loeb, Rhoades & Co., an investment banking and securities firm, and a Director at F.S. Smithers & Co., an investment banking firm, and an officer in the National Bank Division of the Irving Trust Company. Mr. Sommers has a BA from Bucknell University and an MBA from New York University.

David Southwell

Mr. David P. Southwell is an Independent Director of THL Credit Inc. Mr. Southwell was Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. until the purchase by GlaxoSmithKline in August 2012. Mr. Southwell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sepracor Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from 1994 to May 2008. From August 1984 to July 1986 and from September 1988 until July 1994, Mr. Southwell was associated with Lehman Brothers, a financial-services firm, in various positions within the investment banking division, including in the position of Vice President. Mr. Southwell is also a director of PTC Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, the former Chairman of the Board of Biosphere Medical, Inc., a medical device company, prior to its acquisition by Merit Medical in 2010, and a former director of Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. In addition, he serves on the Board of Overseers of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Mr. Southwell has a BA from Rice University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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