People: Verso Paper Corp (VRS.N)
6 Mar 2014
Mr. Eric L. Press is Director of Verso Paper Corp., since January 2009. He is a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P., where he has worked since 1998, analyzing and overseeing Apollo’s investments in basic industries, financial services, lodging, leisure and entertainment companies. Apollo, together with its affiliates, is a global alternative investment manager. Mr. Press previously was an attorney with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz from 1992 to 1998, concentrating his practice in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and related financing transactions. Mr. Press was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Press has been a director of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., a real estate investment trust, since 2009; a director of Athene Asset Management, LLC, a fixed annuity reinsurance company, since 2009; a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a gaming company, since 2008; a director of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, a manufacturer of aluminum products, since 2007; a director of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc., a cruise company, since 2007; a director of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., a provider of marketing products and services, since 2005; and a director of Metals USA, Inc., a metal service center and processor of metal components, since 2005. Mr. Press previously was a director of Innkeepers USA Trust, an owner of upscale extended-stay hotel properties, from 2007 to 2010; a director of Quality Distribution, Inc., a bulk tank truck network operator, from 2004 to 2008; a director of AEP Industries, a manufacturer of plastic packaging films from 2004 to 2008; and a director of Wyndham International, Inc., a lodging company, in 2005.
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