People: Fifth Street Finance Corp (FSC.O)
11 Jul 2014
Mr. Leonard M. Tannenbaum is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp. 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.
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