People: Oaktree Capital Group LLC (OAK)
30 Jan 2015
Mr. Stephen A. Kaplan is Principal, Director of Oaktree Capital Group LLC. Mr. Kaplan has been with the company since the inception in 1995. Mr. Kaplan began his career as an attorney at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP from 1983 until 1993, rising to partner in charge of the East Coast insolvency practice of that firm. In 1993, he joined TCW to spearhead a new effort in investing for control of financially distressed companies. At TCW, Mr. Kaplan helped to establish TCW's private equity strategy and acted as portfolio manager of an investment fund focused on control of distressed companies. At Oaktree, Mr. Kaplan has acted as portfolio manager or has overseen all of the Oaktree closed-end funds that have focused on control investing. Mr. Kaplan graduated with a B.S. in Political Science summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Mr. Kaplan presently serves on the boards of Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd., MG Holdco and Regal Entertainment Group. He has previously served on the boards of Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. and General Maritime Corporation. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of numerous private companies. Mr. Kaplan is also a trustee of numerous nonprofit boards of directors, including the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation and the New York University School of Law. Mr. Kaplan has over 17 years of experience making and managing control investments.
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