Thomas M. Finke
Chairman of the Board.
Director since October 20, 2023.
Chair of the Investment Committee, and Member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee, as well as the Human Resources & Compensation Committee.
Tom Finke has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry. In December 2008, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Babson Capital Management, and EVP and Chief Investment Officer for Babson’s parent, The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). In May 2011, Tom stepped down as CIO of MassMutual to focus on leading Babson.
In 2016, he led the merger of Babson with three subsidiaries of MassMutual: Baring Asset Management, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, and Wood Creek Capital Management, forming Barings LLC. Tom became Chairman and CEO of this combined firm, and Barings’ assets under management surged from US$271 billion to over US$350 billion in four years. He retired from Barings in 2020.
Currently, Tom serves as a non-executive Director of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) and Alliance Entertainment Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: AENT). In 2023, following the merger of Alliance Entertainment with Adara Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: ADRA), he joined Alliance’s board, having been Chairman and CEO of Adara.
Tom is active in the community serving on the boards of: Charlotte Center City Partners, Davidson College, the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University), and the National Math and Science Initiative.
Tom earned a BS from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1986 and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1991.
Director since February 24, 2020.
Chair of the Audit, Finance, and Risk Committee, and Member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee.
Karen Basian has over 25 years of experience in the consumer products and services, financial services, Healthcare and technology sectors. Ms. Basian is currently President of KB Capital Management Inc. (a strategy and advisory services firm) and a partner with 3NP Realty Inc. (a real estate company). She serves on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chair for goeasy Ltd. (TSX:GSY), Newtopia (TSX.V NEWU) and BookJane Inc. as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors (on-demand healthcare staffing). She also serves on the Board of Kognitiv Corporation. Previously, Ms. Basian served on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V FLWR) and was Chief Global Strategy and Business Development Officer for McCain Foods Ltd. An innovative thinker with deep financial acumen and diverse governance experience, Karen was recognized in 2000 as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” for her work as the CFO & SVP, Corporate Services for 724 Solutions (NASDAQ/TSX). Prior roles include SVP Strategy for Frito-Lay North America; Manager with Bain and Company; and International Tax Specialist with Deloitte. Ms. Basian’s community and philanthropic efforts include her advisory work with Baycrest, UHN, Robarts Research Institute and FINCA Canada and the founding of the Jewish Women’s Venture Philanthropy Fund. Ms. Basian is a CPA,CA, an MBA from IMEDE, Lausanne, Switzerland and Honors Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Kristen M. Dickey
Director since October 7, 2022.
Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and Member of the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Kristen Dickey is the managing partner and investor for a family office fund, Seaview Capital, LLC., that takes Limited Partner interests in early-stage venture capital funds as well as invests directly in seed stage companies. Seaview focuses on female founded companies, female GPs and/or women-led funds.
Currently, Kristen serves on several corporate boards. She is a Non-Executive Director for Somerset Re Holdings, a Bermuda Life Re-insurer. Also, BNY Mellon Investment Management ETF Trust, where she is one of the founding Trustees. She serves as Lead Director at Aperture Investors LLC, an investment management firm delivering active management with performance-linked fees.
From 1996 to 2018, Kristen had a distinguished career with BlackRock Inc, the largest asset manager in the world. She was a Managing Director and member of the Global Operating Committee for the firm. As one of the earliest employees, she managed operating divisions across client segments, where she built platforms, launched products/initiatives and scaled businesses to maturity.
She also remains active in the non-profit space, sitting on the advisory boards for Girls Who Invest and the Council for Economic Education, which focus on expanding financial literacy and investment management skills for young women. She is a board member for Friends of the Highline and chairs the Investment Committee for their endowment.
Kristen earned a BA in political science from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA, Los Angeles.
She and her family live in New York City.
Linda S. Habgood
Director since September 6, 2022.
Member of the Governance & Nominating Committee and Member of the Investment Committee.
Ms. Habgood is an emerging markets finance specialist with more than 35 years of experience arranging and closing complex debt and equity deals around the world. She is the former CEO and Co-Chair of Delphos, a prominent emerging markets financial advisory firm that she led and grew for two decades. At Delphos, she led a team of sixty finance professionals, securing more than $20 billion for 1,200+ clients building businesses around the globe. Her specialty is in unlocking capital solutions from the world’s multilateral development banks, commercial banks and export credit agencies for projects with powerful development impact. Prior to joining Delphos, Ms. Habgood was a Senior Investment Officer at OPIC (now, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation “DFC”) and since 2014, has served on the Board of Directors of GrainPro, an impact company specializing in post-harvest solutions for small and medium holder farmers around the globe. She also serves as an elected Town Council member and Chair of the Finance Committee in her AAA-rated hometown of Westfield, NJ. Ms. Habgood started her accomplished career at The Chase Manhattan Bank where she managed client relationships in the aerospace and shipping sectors, underwriting corporate finance and leveraged leasing transactions for strategic clients. While at Chase, Linda also worked extensively overseas in the Credit Audit function, evaluating the Bank’s global risk portfolio in developed and emerging markets. Ms. Habgood earned her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in International Political Economy from the College of William & Mary. Linda is a registered representative, holding FINRA Series 7 and 63 Securities Licenses.
Thomas (Tom) Little
Director since July 10, 2023.
Member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and Member of the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Thomas Little, CPA, ICD.D, is an accomplished executive with over 39 years of experience leading transformational change across organizations. Mr. Little served as the Executive Vice President of Bell Canada and President of Bell Business Markets, where he successfully implemented strategies to enhance the client experience by integrating wireless and wireline business groups and transforming the client experience. Prior to that, he helped build and operate successful Canadian technology companies, including as the President and CEO of VisualSonics Inc. and as EVP and GM at Dicom DICOM Information Technologies, which both yielded successful liquidity events. Mr. Little is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the IVEY School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Additionally, he has obtained an ICD.D designation from the Rotman Directors Education Program. He is currently a director at Rise Asset Development and Soundbite Medical Solutions.
Director since April 27, 2018.
Philip Mittleman is the Chief Executive Officer of Aimia, a Member of our Board of Directors, and Member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Mittleman also serves on the boards of several of the Corporation’s portfolio companies including Kognitiv and TRADE X. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer and President for Mittleman Brothers, LLC and its subsidiaries, including Mittleman Investment Management, LLC, a value-oriented SEC-registered investment adviser. Before co-founding Mittleman Brothers in 2005, he was Managing Partner of Blue Hill Ventures LLC and Voltron Ventures LP, which were venture capital funds with investments in a variety of industries. Early stage investments in companies such as rent.com (acquired by Ebay), First International Oil Corp (acquired by Sinopec), Eyewonder (acquired by Limelight), and Audium (acquired by Cisco), resulted in liquidity events of over US$1 billion. From 1991 to 1999, he served as Executive Vice President of the Kushner-Locke Company, a Nasdaq-listed entertainment company. He began his career at Kushner-Locke after attending Kent School, and Trinity College.
Director since October 20, 2023.
Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee and Member of the Investment Committee.
Yannis Skoufalos was Global Product Supply Officer at Procter & Gamble between 2011 and 2019, a US-headquartered consumer goods company with approximately US$80 billion in net sales for the fiscal year 2022.
He held other supply chain roles of increasing responsibility over his 35 years’ successful international career with Procter & Gamble and served under three different CEOs. Most recently, he was Supply Chain Officer for Blue Triton, a privately held company between 2021 and 2022.
Mr. Skoufalos currently sits on the Board of Directors for Hostess Brands, a leading sweet snacks public company in the U.S., and for Sustana, a recycled paper fiber company privately held by Blackstone. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sandoz, a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars.
Mr. Skoufalos also served as a board member of Pinnacle Company until it was sold to Conagra in October 2018. He is a member of the board of advisors to Blume Global Supply Chain Software, Blue Yonder Supply Chain Software (until 2021), and Symbotic Warehouse AI Company (until 2021).
Mr. Skoufalos earned a Master of Science in Food Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds, U.K.
Jordan G. Teramo
Director since February 24, 2020.
Member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee, Member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee, and Member of the Investment Committee.
Jordan G. Teramo has over 25 years of experience in leveraged capital structure investing and portfolio management. He is currently a Managing Partner at Stratos, an asset management firm specializing in investing across the capital structure in venture, early stage, and growth companies in the technology and technology enabled space. He is responsible for managing the Credit Business as well as helping with overall strategy and growth. He was most recently the lead portfolio manager for the long/short credit funds of CIFC Asset Management LLC (CIFC) and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He possesses a broad range of investment management skills and experience in private and public markets, having invested in the spectrum of securities that make up a corporate capital structure: high yield to investment grade, distressed and stressed credit, fixed and floating rate instruments, bonds, loans, CDS, convertible bonds, equities, and index products. Mr. Teramo also has extensive personal experience investing in real estate debt and equity, litigation finance, early stage equity, venture capital, and consumer loans. Prior to CIFC, Jordan spent over two years at Magnetar capital as a portfolio manager incubating and executing on a unique investment strategy with his team. By design and with the support of Magnetar, Mr. Teramo and the team spun out to launch Anandar Capital where he served as President, Co-Founder and Head of Credit for another two years. Mr. Teramo spent over eight years as a portfolio manager/analyst in the High Yield division of Mackay Shields with the same team, before leaving with that team to launch Brigade Capital Management where he was a founding partner. He spent another five years with the Brigade team as assets grew from US$125 million to US$11 billion+ by the end of 2011. Before joining Mackay, Mr. Teramo was an analyst/trader in the Credit Arbitrage group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., joining Goldman from Banco Santander where he was a High Yield/Distressed Debt Analyst. Mr. Teramo currently serves on the LP Advisory Committee of Maxim Capital, a commercial real estate lending firm based in New York City. He also serves on the LP Advisory Committee for CityRock venture fund (Hatzimemos/Libby), a strategy and venture firm that focuses on high-growth businesses that add value to society. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Cornell University.
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