People: Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc (ARI.N)
Mr. Eric L. Press is Director of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc. He has been one of our directors since June 2009. He is also a Vice President of ACREFI Manager, LLC (our “Manager”) and a member of our Manager’s Investment Committee. Mr. Press has been a Senior Partner-Private Equity of Apollo since November 1998. Mr. Press joined Apollo in 1998. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Press was associated with the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and related financing transactions. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Press was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm focused on corporate strategy. Mr. Press serves on the boards of directors of Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation (NASD: CZR) (January 2008 to present), Princimar Chemical Holdings, LLC and affiliated entities (December 2013 to present), RCCH Health Partners and affiliated entities (October 2015 to present), and Constellis Holdings, LLC and affiliated entities (August 2016 to present). Previously, he served on the boards of directors of Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE: VRS) (December 2008 to July 2016), Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Affinion Group Inc. (October 2005 to November 2015), Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NYSE: NOR) (March 2007 to May 2015), Athene Holding Ltd. (June 2009 to February 2014), Athene Asset Management, L.P. (July 2009 to February 2014), Innkeepers USA (June 2007 to April 2010), Metals USA Holdings Corp. (November 2005 to April 2013), Quality Distribution, Inc. (NASD: QLTY) (May 2004 to May 2008), Wyndham International, Inc. (May 2005 to August 2005) and AEP Industries Inc. (NASD: AEPI) (June 2004 to February 2005). Mr. Press graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Review.
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