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SLR TEAM

SLR Capital Partners’ mission is to provide customized financing solutions to middle market borrowers through our team of experienced investment professionals while offering attractive investment products for investors. Each of our businesses across the SLR platform are led by a dedicated group of senior investment professionals many of whom have worked together at previous firms and have experience investing across economic cycles. These long-dated working relationships reinforce our strong credit culture and enable a common and disciplined approach to underwriting and risk management.

CO-FOUNDERS

Michael Gross

Mr. Gross is a co-founder and managing member of SLR Capital Partners, LLC. He is chairman of the board of directors, president and co-chief executive officer of SLR Investment Corp., SLR Senior Investment Corp. and SCP Private Credit Income BDC LLC....

 

From February 2004 through February 2006, Mr. Gross was the president and chief executive officer of Apollo Investment Corporation, a publicly traded BDC that he founded, and he also served as chairman of the board of directors and investment committee from February 2004 to July 2006. Mr. Gross was also the managing partner of Apollo Investment Management, L.P., the investment adviser to Apollo Investment Corporation.

 

From 1990 to February 2006, Mr. Gross was a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P., a leading private equity firm which he founded in 1990 with five other colleagues. During his tenure there, Mr. Gross was a member of an investment committee that was responsible for overseeing investments. In addition, from 2003 to February 2006, Mr. Gross was the managing partner of Apollo Distressed Investment Fund, an investment fund he founded to invest principally in non-control oriented distressed debt and other investment securities of leveraged companies. Prior to his time at Apollo Management, L.P., Mr. Gross was employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated.

 

Mr. Gross holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Bruce Spohler

Mr. Spohler is a co-founder and managing member of SLR Capital Partners, LLC. He is co-chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of SLR Investment Corp., SLR Senior Investment Corp. and SCP Private Credit Income BDC LLC....

 

Previously, Mr. Spohler was a managing director and a former co-head of U.S. Leveraged Finance for CIBC World Markets. He held numerous senior roles at CIBC World Markets, including serving on the U.S. Management Committee, Global Executive Committee and the Deals Committee, which approves all of CIBC World Markets’ U.S. corporate finance debt capital decisions. During his tenure, he was responsible for senior loan, high yield and mezzanine origination and execution, as well as CIBC World Markets’ below investment grade loan portfolio in the U.S. As a co-head of U.S. Leveraged Finance, he oversaw over 300 capital raising and merger and acquisition transactions, comprising over $40 billion in market capitalization.

 

He joined CIBC World Markets in 1995 when it acquired The Argosy Group, of which Mr. Spohler was a founding member and managing director. Prior to The Argosy Group, Mr. Spohler was employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated.

 

Mr. Spohler earned a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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First Name Last Name Role Entity Location
Michael Gross Co-Founder and Managing Member SLR New York, NY
Bruce Spohler Co-Founder and Managing Member SLR New York, NY
Stacey Allen Executive Vice President, SLR Healthcare ABL (“HC ABL”) HC ABL Philadelphia, PA
Leon An Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Joseph Arthurs Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Monica Bair Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
David Berko Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Neil Bonanno Originations - Life Science Lending SLR New York, NY
Robert Burns Originations - Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Phil Carlson Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SLR Equipment Finance ("SLR EF") SLR/SLR EF Norwalk, CT
Cheryl Carner Senior Managing Director and Head of Originations of SLR Credit Solutions (“SLR CS”) SLR CS Boston, MA
Frank Centrone Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Ryan Chung Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Catia Correia Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Joseph Ferrugia Originations - Cash Flow, Specialty Finance and Life Science Lending SLR New York, NY
Jeff Goldrich Asset-Based Lending, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SLR Business Credit (“SLR BC”) SLR BC Princeton, NJ
Philip Guerin Sponsor Coverage and Originations - Cash Flow Lending SLR New York, NY
Cedric Henley Risk Management, Chief Risk Officer - Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Eric Herr Originations - Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Kyle Jordan Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Christopher Kalakay Originations - Life Science Lending SLR New York, NY
Alex Kellman Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Evan Kellner Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Jeta Krasniqi Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Diane Landau Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Sean Lasher Investor Relations & Business Development SLR New York, NY
Gary Lembo Originations - Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Thomas Lovinger Originations - Cash Flow, Specialty Finance and Life Science Lending SLR New York, NY
Eric Meyers Investor Relations & Business Development SLR New York, NY
Robert Molina Originations – Life Science Lending SLR New York, NY
Nandan Munshi Life Science Finance SLR New York, NY
Christine Niciforo Finance & Operations SLR New York, NY
Shelley Nolden Investor Relations SLR New York, NY
Richard Peteka Chief Financial Officer SLR New York, NY
Richard Pivirotto Investor Relations & Business Development SLR New York, NY
Michael Pizette Asset-Based Lending, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer, SLR Credit Solutions ("SLR CS") SLR CS Boston, MA
Julie Reyes Cash Flow Lending, Co-Chief Risk Officer SLR New York, NY
Jed Roper Originations - Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Madison Schick Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Tom Schneider Asset-Based Lending, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SLR Healthcare ABL ("HC ABL") HC ABL Philadelphia, PA
Eddie Shagas Cash Flow Lending SLR New York, NY
Mitch Soiefer Lender Finance, Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SLR New York, NY
Jodi Solieri Office Manager SLR New York, NY
Anthony Storino Life Science Lending SLR New York, NY
Jack Strougo Investor Relations SLR New York, NY
Krishna Thiyagarajan Cash Flow Lending, Co-Chief Risk Officer SLR New York, NY
Dan Tortoriello Asset-Based Lending, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SLR Business Credit ("SLR BC") SLR BC Princeton, NJ
Edan Yacobovsky Cash Flow Lending SLR New York, NY