Stuart Aronson

Stuart Aronson

Stuart joined H.I.G. Capital in 2016 as the Group Head of WhiteHorse Capital’s U.S. Direct Lending Platform to build and broaden the range of customized debt solutions provided to Non-Sponsor and Sponsor borrowers in the middle market.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Stuart served as the President and CEO of GE Sponsor Finance (GSF) and was an Officer of the General Electric Company. GSF was the leading provider of debt financing to the US Sponsor Middle Market. Stuart also served on the Board of the Peacock Equity Fund, a mid to late stage venture capital fund that was a Joint Venture between GE Capital and NBC Universal. Prior to GSF, Stuart ran the Commercial and Industrial platform for GE Structured Finance Group (“C&I”). C&I provided structured debt and equity solutions to borrowers in the US, Europe and Asia. Previously, Stuart worked in the GE Capital Markets Group Inc. where he was promoted to Leader of all domestic Product Execution including Syndications, Private Placements, Securitization and Trade Finance. Stuart began his career in the Syndications group of Chemical Bank.

Stuart received an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Graduate School of Business in 1987 and graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University in 1985. He serves on the Board of Kids in Crisis in Greenwich CT.

Mark Bernier

Mark Bernier

mbernier@whitehorse.com

Mark Bernier is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. Mark is responsible for sourcing and structuring middle market financings, including senior loans, unitranche, second lien, mezzanine and structured equity for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. He has over 20 years of leverage finance experience across a broad range of sectors including telecom, software, media, tech enabled, internet and business services.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse, Mark worked at GE Capital for 18 years where he held various leadership roles in risk and originations within GE Capital’s U.S. and European businesses. He last served as a Senior Managing Director and Group Head of GE Capital’s Telecom and Technology business where he and his team sourced and structured cash flow debt transactions for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored deals. Prior to GE Capital, he spent four years at Fleet Bank in its Media and Communications Finance Group where he completed Fleet’s Financial Management and Credit Training Programs.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University.

John Bolduc

John Bolduc

John is an Executive Managing Director of H.I.G., having joined the firm in 1993. He is responsible for leading H.I.G.’s Credit Platform, which manages approximately $9 billion of capital across multiple investment funds.

John has more than 25 years of experience focused on credit investments, including primary loans and distressed debt, as well as private equity investments. He currently serves on the board of several privately held companies. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 1993, he was at the management-consulting firm of Bain & Company, a leading worldwide management-consulting firm, where he directed domestic and international assignments for Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Bain & Company, he worked for three years as the Assistant to the President of Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE), a specialty chemical company.

John is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

John Bozalis

John Bozalis

jbozalis@whitehorse.com

John is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s Dallas office where he is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for non-sponsored and private equity sponsored transactions. John has over 25 years of experience financing middle market companies across a broad range of industries and has primary responsibility for developing and managing relationships in the southwest region of the U.S.

Before joining WhiteHorse, John was a senior business development professional in ORIX Corporation USA’s Leveraged Finance group (and NXT Capital upon its acquisition by ORIX). Prior to that, John spent six years with BBVA Compass and twelve years in investment banking.

John received an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business as well as an undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Christian Brennan

Christian Brennan

Christian is a Principal in Bayside Capital's Boston office, where he focuses on credit investments for Bayside's distressed funds. Christian is involved in all aspects of the investment process and specifically focuses on the sourcing and trading of distressed securities.

Christian has over 18 years of industry experience in credit investing and trading. Prior to joining Bayside, Christian worked for Newstar Capital and FOC Partners where he was a senior member of the credit investment team that managed alternative strategies and a CLO platform.

Christian earned a B.A from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Sean Britain

Sean Britain

Sean is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, negotiation and portfolio company oversight. Sean has led numerous successful Bayside Capital transactions and currently serves on the board of directors of several portfolio companies.

Sean has over 15 years of private equity and special situations investing experience across a broad range of industries including business services, retail and consumer, building products, and education. Before joining Bayside, Sean was a Principal at Apax Partners, a global private equity firm. He began his private equity career at Saunders Karp & Megrue, a middle market U.S. private equity firm. Prior to Saunders Karp, Sean worked as an investment banker in the financial sponsors and leveraged finance groups of First Union Securities.

Sean received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

mbrown@whitehorse.com

Matthew is a Managing Director at WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Los Angeles, Matthew is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, Matthew has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Western United States. Matthew has significant experience executing complex transactions and financings across a wide variety of sectors, including business services, healthcare, industrials, technology, energy, environmental services, food and consumer.

Matthew has over 18 years of experience in investment banking, leveraged finance and principal investing. He has held positions with UnionBanCal Equities, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Jefferies & Company, and Imperial Capital.

Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Jay Carvell

Jay Carvell

Jay is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management.

Prior to WhiteHorse Capital, Jay was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse Capital Partners, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse Capital Partners, Jay was with Highland Capital Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Jay earned both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Javier Casillas

Javier Casillas

Mr. Casillas is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital. Mr. Casillas has over seventeen years of experience in credit, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. As an original member of H.I.G.’s direct lending team, Mr. Casillas is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, and portfolio management. Mr. Casillas is also active in the recruitment and development of the credit team for H.I.G. WhiteHorse.

Mr. Casillas joined H.I.G. in 2006 and has led credit investments across a broad range of sectors, including healthcare, business services, and specialty finance. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Mr. Casillas was with ING Americas and with JP Morgan.

Mr. Casillas received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Nick Christopoulos

Nick Christopoulos

nchristopoulos@whitehorse.com

Nick Christopoulos is a Principal and Head of Canadian Originations, and is based in Toronto. He leads all aspects of the direct lending process including sourcing, structuring and closing of sponsor and non-sponsor, leveraged debt transactions.

Nick has more than two decades of experience helping Canadian middle market companies grow by providing customized financing solutions and sound advice. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, he led Wells Fargo’s successful build out of its middle market banking group, in Central and Eastern Canada. Nick has led credit investments across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, food, beverage, business services, specialty finance, specialty chemical, healthcare and packaging.

Nick earned an M.B.A. from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada and a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto. He is a committee member on a number of Toronto based charitable foundations that are focused on helping underprivileged youth as well as supporting the arts.

Jackson Craig

Jackson Craig

Jackson is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Currently, he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and post-closing growth strategies. Jackson brings over fourteen years of experience in private equity investing into this capacity.

Before joining Bayside, Jackson spent ten years with DDJ Capital Management, LLC, a leading middle market high yield debt and private equity firm. While at DDJ, he co-managed the private equity strategy and led investments across a number of sectors. Jackson also sat on the Board of Directors of several DDJ portfolio companies. Prior to DDJ, Jackson worked with Morgan Stanley as a research analyst on the special situations trading desk.

Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

Darryl Cregg

Darryl Cregg

Darryl is a Principal of Bayside Capital based in Miami. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight. Darryl has investing experience across a wide range of industries, including business services, consumer, industrials, and healthcare.

Prior to joining Bayside, Darryl worked in private equity at Madison Dearborn Partners and began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Credit Suisse.

Darryl earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A in finance and accounting from the University of Michigan.

Daniel Dubé

Daniel Dubé

ddube@whitehorse.com

Dan is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s Los Angeles office. He is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored transactions on the West Coast.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Dan was a Director with THL Credit where he spent over seven years in the Los Angeles office focused on sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored transactions on the West Coast. Prior to THL Credit, Dan worked with Macquarie Capital Funds in NY, and he began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Communications and Media Group at Lehman Brothers in NY.

Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Samuel Goldworm

Samuel Goldworm

sgoldworm@whitehorse.com

Sam is a Principal of WhiteHorse Capital based in New York. Sam is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution.

Sam has over 15 years of credit investing experience in a broad range of industries, including media, telecommunications, business services, retail, industrial, and specialty finance. Before joining WhiteHorse Capital, Sam was a Vice President with Cerberus Capital Management. In this role, he was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of private debt investments. Prior to Cerberus, Sam worked in the leverage finance and mergers & acquisitions groups at Salomon Brothers.

Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Denison University and a dual M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. Pankaj is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing growth strategies. He has over twenty years of experience in private debt and equity investing across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, distribution, telecom, healthcare, consumer products and consumer services.

Before joining WhiteHorse, Pankaj was a Managing Director with American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS), a middle-market investment firm. While at ACAS, he was a co-head of the debt investment business. Pankaj also sat on the Board of Directors of several ACAS portfolio companies. Prior to ACAS, Pankaj spent six years at Audax Group, a Boston and New York-based private equity and mezzanine firm with $5 billion under management. As a Senior Vice President with Audax, Mr. Gupta was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of mezzanine investments. Prior to Audax, Mr. Gupta was an Associate in the Private Equity group of Whitney & Co, and prior to Whitney, he was an Analyst in the High Yield and Merchant Banking Group of CIBC World Markets.

Pankaj received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Jason Hicks

Jason Hicks

Jason Hicks is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s New York office. He is responsible for originating and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored transactions. Jason has over 20 years of experience in leveraged finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity across a broad range of sectors including aerospace and defense, business services, consumer/retail, energy, general industrials, healthcare, media, technology, telecom, and transportation & logistics.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse, Jason was a Managing Director at MC Credit Partners where he spent 7 years as an origination and execution professional for sponsored and non-sponsored transactions, in addition to serving on the Fund III Investment Committee. Prior to joining MC Credit Partners, Jason spent 7 years as an investment professional at the small buyout and growth equity fund of NGP Energy Capital Management. Before joining NGP, Jason worked for 9 years in Citigroup’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Leveraged Finance groups.

Jason received his B.B.A. from the Canfield Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan

Kevin is a Principal of Bayside Capital and focuses on all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio company oversight.

Kevin has over ten years of investing and investment banking experience with a primary focus on the energy industry. Before joining Bayside, Kevin was a Vice President at Altpoint Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm specializing in energy, industrial and telecommunications investments. Prior to Altpoint, Kevin worked at Collins Willmott & Co., a New York based middle-market private equity fund and Lehman Brothers’ Merchant Banking and Global Natural Resources investment banking groups in New York.

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.

David Indelicato

David Indelicato

David is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. David is responsible for structuring and underwriting transactions, including senior loans, unitranche, second lien, and structured equity for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. He has over 20 years of leverage finance experience across a broad range of sectors.

Before joining H.I.G., David was Head of Credit and Restructuring at Medley Capital, where he oversaw underwriting, asset management, and restructuring for the firm’s sponsor and non-sponsor direct lending business. Prior to Medley, David was a Senior Vice President with GE Antares Capital where he was a risk team leader responsible for underwriting, structuring, documenting and managing sponsor backed leveraged finance transactions. Prior to GE Antares, David was a Managing Director at CDG Group, a boutique restructuring firm. David began his career at PwC in business assurance and financial advisory services where he also obtained a CPA license.

David received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Florian Kawohl

Florian Kawohl

Florian is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and splits his time between the Hamburg and London offices. Florian is focused on European non-control distressed corporate debt situations with an emphasis on distressed and stressed credits in the German speaking markets. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Florian has over 20 years of relevant experience across a broad range of industries including chemicals, building materials and general industrials. He spent the majority of his working life in European distressed debt investing but also has experience in principal investing and management consulting.

Prior to joining Bayside, Florian spent 14 years at Strategic Value Partners, a distressed and deep-value investment firm, where he was a Managing Director. Prior to this, Florian was an Associate Director at Carlyle Group Private Equity and a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company.

Florian earned a German law degree from the University of Hamburg and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Sobia Khaliq

Sobia Khaliq

Sobia Khaliq is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital based in the New York office. She is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including structuring, underwriting and execution of senior, unitranche and second lien debt for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions.

Sobia has more than a decade of experience in leverage finance primarily focused on middle market and large cap companies. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2017, Sobia worked for Antares Capital and GE Capital for 14 years where she underwrote cash flow debt opportunities across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, consumer goods, service providers, food, telecom and restaurants.

Sobia earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Boston College, magna cum laude.

Roman Krislav

Roman Krislav

Roman is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Roman is involved in all aspects of the Bayside investment process including investment origination, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio company oversight.

Prior to joining Bayside, Roman spent nine years with H.I.G.’s private equity team and was responsible for all aspects of the investment process and execution of post-closing growth and operational strategies. Roman has executed numerous niche manufacturing, business services and consumer transactions across industries including automotive parts, building materials, call centers, debt collection, laser hair removal and promotional products distribution. Roman currently sits on the board of directors of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.

Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Roman was a Vice President at Mercantile Capital Partners, a consumer products focused private equity firm in New York. Roman began his career in Goldman Sachs’ Equity Capital Markets division focusing on convertible debt and derivative securities in both New York and London across a variety of different sectors.

Roman received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Roman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with both a B.S.E. from The Wharton School and a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, graduating both magna cum laude.

Mathilde Malezieux-Dehon

Mathilde Malezieux-Dehon

Mathilde is a Principal in the London office of H.I.G. Capital. She focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring, execution, and portfolio company oversight.

Mathilde has over ten years of performing and distressed credit investing experience in Europe. She has successfully completed a number of investments at all levels of the capital structure and in a broad range of industries. She joined in 2011 from Nomura where she worked on European senior and mezzanine debt investments.

Mathilde graduated from HEC Paris business school.

Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin

pmclaughlin@whitehorse.com

Peter is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital's Chicago office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution.

Peter has more than 15 years of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and lending. He has executed investments across a wide range of industries for both public and private middle market companies. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2016, Peter was a Managing Director at Medley Capital, where he sourced, executed and managed numerous debt investments. Prior to Medley, Peter was a Managing Director at CIFC (NASDAQ: CIFC), where he started and developed their middle market direct lending business.

Peter received an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from The Colorado College.

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh

Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G. Sami currently serves on the Board of Columbia College and on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.

Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mnaymneh has led over 75 transactions in a wide range of industries.

Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.

Jay Moore

Jay Moore

jmoore@whitehorse.com

Jay is a Principal with WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Atlanta, Jay is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for both non-sponsored and private equity sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, he has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Southeast region. He has over fourteen years of principal investing, corporate finance, and valuation experience across a broad range of industries.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Jay spent nine years at River Capital, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on control investments in lower middle market companies where he was responsible for the origination and execution of equity investments to support acquisitions, management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth financings. In addition, Jay sat on the Board of Directors of several River Capital portfolio companies.

Jay received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Georgia, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Eric Nadzo

Eric Nadzo

enadzo@whitehorse.com

Eric is a Principal with WhiteHorse Capital. Based in the Boston office, Eric focuses on sourcing and executing debt investments in middle market companies in a range of industries.

Eric has over 15 years of experience in principal investing and investment banking in a range of industries including business services, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and specialty finance. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Eric was a Principal in the Special-Opportunity Lower Middle Market Group at Hercules Technology Growth Capital, where he focused on debt and equity investments. Prior to Hercules, Eric worked at firms including, West End Capital and Advisory, D.B. Zwirn, and The Wicks Group of Companies.

Eric earned a B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Craig Palmer

Craig Palmer

cpalmer@whitehorse.com

Craig is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s Chicago office. He is responsible for originating, structuring and executing middle market financings for private equity sponsors based in the Midwest. Craig has over 19 years of experience in the leveraged finance industry.

Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Craig was a Principal with Golub Capital focused on originating senior and junior debt capital to sponsor-backed companies across a variety of industries. Before joining Golub, he was with Balyasny Asset Management and Merrill Lynch’s leveraged finance and corporate finance groups in London and Chicago. Craig began his career with LaSalle Bank N.A.

Craig earned a B.S. in Finance from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Duncan Priston

Duncan Priston

Duncan is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and co-heads the firm's European non-control distressed corporate debt activities.

Duncan has over twenty years of investment banking and distressed debt experience across a broad range of industries across Europe. Prior to joining Bayside, Duncan was at Strategic Value Partners, a special situations and distressed debt hedge fund, for six years where he was a Managing Director and Head of European trading. Prior to this, Duncan was at Houlihan Lokey, a leading financial restructuring advisory firm, for four years, where he was a Senior Vice President. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Duncan spent six years working in European mergers and acquisitions at Lazard and Morgan Stanley.

Duncan holds a Bachelor in Science in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University.

Gina Provenzale

Gina Provenzale

gprovenzale@whitehorse.com

Gina is a Managing Director in WhiteHorse Capital's Stamford office, where she focuses on providing senior debt, second lien debt, and unitranche debt (for LBOs, MBOs, dividend recapitalizations, refinancing, and restructurings) to middle market companies across a range of industries. Gina is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, and financing.

Gina has more than a decade of experience in leverage finance. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2016, Gina worked for GE Antares Capital for 15 years, where she originated asset based and cash flow debt opportunities from private equity clients. Her work included due diligence, structuring, and legal documentation.

Gina earned an M.B.A. from Fordham University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Emilio Recoder

Emilio Recoder

Emilio is a Principal in the Madrid office of H.I.G. Bayside Capital, where he focuses on identifying and sourcing distressed and stressed credits in Spain and Portugal.

Before joining H.I.G., Emilio worked as a Director in the fixed income team at Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited where he was responsible for sourcing distressed and performing loans in the Iberian Peninsula. Prior to that, Emilio worked in the structured finance team at Bankia and Banco Sabadell structuring and executing loans for LBO, asset finance and corporate deals.

Emilio holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master in Stocks and Financial Markets from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB).

Bryan Rich, Jr.

Bryan Rich, Jr.

Bryan is a Principal of Bayside Capital and is based in Boston. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing, and portfolio company oversight.

Bryan brings over thirteen years of private equity and special situations investing experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, business services, and general industrials. Before joining Bayside, Bryan spent almost ten years with Wayzata Investment Partners, a leading middle market distressed credit and private equity firm. While at Wayzata, he also was a board member for several portfolio companies. Prior to Wayzata, Bryan was an equity analyst at Skystone Capital, a small cap hedge fund.

Bryan earned his B.A. degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Rick Rosen

Rick Rosen

Rick is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital with over twenty-five years of private equity and M&A experience. In his current position, along with Co-President Brian Schwartz, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Since joining H.I.G. in 1998, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and has held leadership positions in several of the firm's funds. He also currently heads the firm's Middle Market Fund. Located in the Miami office, Rick currently serves on the Board of numerous H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on healthcare, business services, specialty chemicals, and niche manufacturing.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of their Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions teams, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Before joining the M&A group, Rick was a member of the GE Corporate Finance Staff, where he helped design and implement improved business strategies and operating processes for GE Capital business units.

Rick received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Adam Schimel

Adam Schimel

Adam is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. Since joining Bayside, Adam has been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, negotiation and portfolio company oversight. He has led numerous successful Bayside Capital transactions and currently serves on the board of several Bayside Capital portfolio companies.

Adam has more than ten years of private equity, credit and investment banking experience working with middle market companies across a broad range of industries. Before joining Bayside, Adam was an Associate at Lindsay Goldberg, a middle market private equity investment firm. In this role, he was responsible for investment analysis and working closely with the management of portfolio companies to execute strategic initiatives. Prior to Lindsay Goldberg, Adam worked in the leveraged finance group at Goldman Sachs.

Adam received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz

Brian is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital. He joined the firm in 1994. In his current position, along with Co-President Rick Rosen, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Prior to this role, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm, as well as having led the acquisition of over 25 platform investments in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Brian worked in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. His responsibilities included managing strategic acquisitions for PepsiCo and evaluating new business opportunities. Brian began his career with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and Co. where he split his time between the corporate finance group and the private equity funds, Saratoga Partners and Yorktown Partners.

Brian earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

Steve is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and is based in New York City where he focuses on distressed commercial real estate. Steve is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, underwriting, structuring, closing and investment oversight. Steve brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience to Bayside Capital.

Before joining Bayside, Steve was a partner at Torchlight Investors, a leading commercial real estate debt investor, where he served on its Board of Directors and its Investment and Operating Committees. Prior to Torchlight, Steve spent almost 20 years at JP Morgan where he ran their CMBS and Commercial Real Estate Lending groups. Steve serves on a National Council of the Urban Land Institute and Co-Chairs the Investor Council for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Steve obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University School of Management and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business, graduating with distinction.

Andrew Scotland

Andrew Scotland

Andrew Scotland, based in London, is a Managing Director and co-heads the firm's European non-control distressed corporate debt activities. Andrew is focused on European non-control distressed corporate debt situations, and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Andrew has twenty-two years of investment banking and distressed investment experience. He previously worked as a Managing Director in RBS’s Special Situations Group for more than six years, where he was the senior analyst focused on European distressed investments. Before RBS, Andrew was a Director in the Equity Research department of ABN AMRO; and prior to that was in the top ranked Institutional Investor research teams at Citigroup and Credit Suisse.

Andrew is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of Oxford University.

Sensu Serpen

Sensu Serpen

Sensu is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital. She is one of the founding members of Bayside’s European platform. Sensu is responsible for identifying, sourcing and trading distressed and performing credits in primary and secondary markets.

Sensu has over eighteen years of experience in distressed debt work-out, sourcing and trading. Prior to joining Bayside, Sensu worked as a Director in Barclays Capital and Bank of America Distressed/Special Situations teams. She was responsible for sourcing and trading European and Asian stressed, distressed loans and high yield bonds as well as selling distressed loans to hedge and private equity funds. Sensu began her career at Credit du Nord, London work-out team.

Sensu has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from METU University.

Mario Shaffer

Mario Shaffer

mshaffer@whitehorse.com

Mario is a Principal of WhiteHorse Capital and is based in Washington, DC. He is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for both non-sponsored and private equity sponsored transactions.

Most recently, Mario was with Capitala Group, where he made debt and equity investments in middle market companies. Before that, he was with Alliance Partners, which provides debt financing to private equity sponsors. Prior to Alliance Partners, he was with Barclays, FBR & Co. and New Enterprise Associates.

Mario has a BA degree from The College of William & Mary.

Ash Shrestha

Ash Shrestha

Ash is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s New York office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including structuring, underwriting, and execution of senior, unitranche, and second lien debt for private equity-sponsored and non-sponsored transactions.

Ash has more than a decade of experience in middle market private credit, private equity, and investment banking. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, Ash was a Vice President at Antares Capital where he underwrote cash flow debt opportunities across a broad range of industries including business services, manufacturing, consumer goods, distribution, and general industrials.

Ash earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

Nate Stinchcomb

Nate Stinchcomb

Nate is a Principal at WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Dallas, Nate is involved in the investment process through underwriting, structuring and closing new credit investments, as well as monitoring existing investments and assisting in portfolio management activities.

Nate has over eighteen years of credit investing and investment banking experience in a broad range of industries, including retail, power generation and gaming. Prior to joining the WhiteHorse team in 2004, Nate held investment banking and corporate lending positions at Credit Lyonnais, Sanwa Bank and Wells Fargo.

Nate received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer

Tony Tamer is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by the firm. Tony has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. in both the management buyouts and growth capital arenas. He has extensive experience working with, and coaching, early stage and middle-market companies. Tony is a board member of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. He currently also serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Prior to H.I.G., Tony was partner at Bain & Company where he developed business unit and operating strategies, implemented productivity improvement initiatives, and led acquisition and divestiture activities for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Tony has extensive operating experience. He has held marketing, engineering and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.

Tony holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.

Eric Von Stafford

Eric Von Stafford

evstafford@whitehorse.com

Eric is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s San Francisco office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution.

Eric has over 20 years of experience in middle market lending and investment banking. He has executed investments across a wide range of industries for both public and private middle market companies. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2017, Eric held senior positions at White Oak Global Advisors and Medley Capital, where he sourced, executed and managed debt investments. Eric began his finance career at Goldman Sachs, where he was an Associate / Vice President in the High Yield division, and Montgomery Securities.

Eric earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Jim Wolf

Jim Wolf

jwolf@whitehorse.com

Jim is a Principal in WhiteHorse Capital’s New York office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing and structuring transactions for sponsored and non-sponsored transactions.

Jim has more than a decade of experience lending to middle market companies. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2016, Jim worked for TPG Specialty Lending and S.A.C. Capital for a combined 10 years where he underwrote asset-based and cash flow debt opportunities across a wide range of sectors including business services, retail, specialty finance and industrials.

Jim earned a B.S. in Finance and M.S. in Management Science from Lehigh University.

Jarred Worley

Jarred Worley

Jarred is a Managing Director of WhiteHorse Capital. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, structuring, post-close strategies, as well as portfolio management and structuring of funds.

Prior to WhiteHorse Capital, Jarred was a founding partner of WhiteHorse Capital Partners, L.P., a leading credit investor and manager of Collateralized Loan Obligations. At WhiteHorse Capital Partners, he co-managed portfolios of par and distressed loans across numerous industries and sectors through a variety of market cycles. Prior to founding WhiteHorse Capital Partners, Jarred was with Highland Capital Management and began his career at Bank One.

Jarred earned a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

John Yeager

John Yeager

John is a Managing Director in WhiteHorse Capital’s Chicago office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution of post-closing operational strategies.

John has more than a decade of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and lending. He has executed investments across a wide range of industries including healthcare, specialty finance, financial services, transportation, business services and manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital in 2012, John was a senior professional with Patriot Capital, where he executed and managed numerous debt and equity investments.

John earned an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with distinction and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in accounting from the Towson University. John also holds his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

Senior Members of WhiteHorse Capital Team