Stuart Aronson, Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Aronson has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2016 and has served as a director since 2017. Mr. Aronson also currently serves as Group Head of the U.S. direct lending platform of H.I.G. Capital, a position he has held since February 2016. In this position, Mr. Aronson is responsible for building the debt solutions offered by H.I.G. Capital to non-sponsor and sponsor borrowers in the U.S. middle market. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, from July 1990 through December 2015 Mr. Aronson served as an officer of the General Electric Company and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GSF. Mr. Aronson also served during this period on the board of directors of Peacock Equity Partners, a mid-to-late stage venture capital fund organized as a joint venture between GE Capital and NBC Universal. Prior to joining GSF, Mr. Aronson led the commercial and industrial platform of GE Structured Finance (Americas), Inc., which provided structured debt and equity solutions to borrowers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Before that, he held several positions with GE Capital Markets Group, Inc., including serving as leader of domestic product execution, including syndications, private placements, securitization and trade finance. Mr. Aronson began his career in the syndications group of Chemical Banking Corporation. He also currently serves on the Board of Kids in Crisis in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Aronson graduated cum laude from Tufts University and received an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.

Mr. Aronson’s expertise in sponsored lending and his experience as our Chief Executive Officer and Group Head of the U.S. direct lending platform of H.I.G. Capital are among the attributes that led to the conclusion that Mr. Aronson should serve on our Board.

Joyson Thomas, Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Thomas has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2019. Mr. Thomas joined H.I.G. Capital in April 2017. Before becoming our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Thomas was Controller for the WhiteHorse Direct Lending platform within H.I.G. Capital’s Credit platform, which includes the Company as well as other pooled investment vehicles and separately managed accounts. He is responsible for the financial reporting and operations oversight of all WhiteHorse Direct Lending vehicles.

Mr. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the asset management industry with a focus on credit strategies. From January 2014 until joining H.I.G. Capital, Mr. Thomas was a Principal and Controller for MatlinPatterson’s Asset Management (“MPAM”) platform, where he oversaw the finance function for various credit strategies spanning performing and distressed credit, mortgage-backed securities as well as CLO structures. Prior to joining MPAM, Mr. Thomas was the Global Controller at Clearwater Capital Partners (now a subsidiary of Fiera Capital), an Asian credit-focused investment firm.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Thomas was a Manager in the Transaction Services practice and prior to that a Senior Associate in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Canisius College and also serves on the Board of Directors for ACG South Florida. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, summa cum laude, from Canisius College — Richard J. Wehle School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Marco Collazos, Chief Compliance Officer
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Mr. Collazos has served as our Chief Compliance Officer since 2014. In this position, he is responsible for the company’s regulatory and compliance matters. Mr. Collazos also serves as Director of Compliance for H.I.G. Capital, a position he has held since 2013.

Mr. Collazos has over 20 years of regulatory and compliance experience. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, he was the Chief Compliance Officer for the Americas for EFG International, a global private banking and asset management group publicly listed in Switzerland. Mr. Collazos previously worked as a Principal Consultant with ACA Compliance Group, a regulatory compliance consulting firm. Prior to consulting, he worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was responsible for conducting regulatory examinations of SEC registered entities, including investment advisers, investment companies, business development companies and private funds.

Mr. Collazos graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and received an M.B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame.