Kathleen A. Corbet , Director

Ms. Corbet is a Director, member of the Audit Committee, Governance and Compensation Committee and Joint Transactions Committee. Ms. Corbet is principal of Cross Ridge Capital, LLC, a firm she founded in 2008, which specializes in private investing and strategic consulting in the fin/tech and data sectors. From 2004 until 2007, Ms. Corbet served as president of Standard & Poor’s, a provider of financial market intelligence. From 1993 until 2004, Ms. Corbet held several executive positions with Alliance Bernstein LP, an investment management and research firm, including as executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Alliance fixed income division. Since 2008, Ms. Corbet has been a director of MassMutual Financial Group, a mutual life insurance company, where she is lead director and serves on the audit, executive and investment committees. In 2016, Ms. Corbet was elected to serve as a director of CEB Inc., formerly known as Corporate Executive Board, providing best practice insight and technology, where she serves on the audit committee. Since 2009, Ms. Corbet has been a trustee for The Jackson Laboratory, an independent non-profit, biomedical research institution. Ms. Corbet has earned NACD Fellowship in both Governance and Board Leadership from the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Joint Transactions Committee
Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee

Eric J. Draut , Director

Mr. Draut is a Director, Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee, member of the Governance and Compensation Committee and member of the Joint Transactions Committee. The Board benefits from Mr. Draut's nearly thirty-year career in accounting. Mr. Draut completed a twenty-year career at Unitrin, Inc. (renamed Kemper Corporation in 2011) in 2010, serving the last nine years as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Draut also held positions at Unitrin, Inc. as Group Executive, Treasurer and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Unitrin, Inc., Mr. Draut was Assistant Corporate Controller at Duchossois Industries, Inc. and at AM International, Inc. Mr. Draut began his career as an Audit Manager at Coopers and Lybrand. Mr. Draut is a Certified Public Accounting, received an M.B.A. in finance and operations from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with High Honors. Mr. Draut currently serves as a Director of Thrivent Financial (a Fortune 500 Financial Services Company), and volunteers with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois where he is Chairman of the Board of Directors. Previously, he served as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Intermec, Inc. Mr. Draut's knowledge of financial and accounting matters, and his independence from the Company and the Adviser, qualifies him to serve as a member of the Company's Audit Committee.

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Joint Transactions Committee
Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee

Howard M. Levkowitz , Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.

Mr. Levkowitz is Chairman and CEO of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp and a member of BlackRock’s Global Credit Platform. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Levkowitz co-founded Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was a Managing Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee. Prior to co-founding TCP, Mr. Levkowitz was an attorney with Dewey Ballantine LLP, specializing in real estate and insolvencies. He has served as a Director of both public and private companies and has also served on several formal and informal credit committees.

Mr. Levkowitz is actively involved in a number of philanthropic activities, particularly in educational initiatives, and serves as an executive board member for two private schools.

  • J.D. from the University of Southern California
  • B.S. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude, concentration in Finance) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in History (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania

Andrea L. Petro, Director

Ms. Petro is a director, Governance and Compensation Committee member, Audit Committee member and Joint Transactions Committee member. Ms. Petro is an independent consultant providing advice for lenders in the specialty commercial and consumer finance sectors. She served as Managing Director and Group Head of the Specialty Commercial Finance Group of Waterfall Asset Management from June 2018 through February 2020. Ms. Petro previously worked at Wells Fargo Capital Finance from December 2000 to December 2017 as the Executive Vice President and Group Head of the Lender Finance Division and Supply Chain Finance Division. Ms. Petro currently serves as a member of the MS Finance Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and as a member of the board of directors of the Secured Finance Network (formerly known as the Commercial Finance Association (“CFA”)). She also served as the President of the CFA from 2016 to 2017 and currently serves as a member of the Secured Finance Foundation board of directors. Ms. Petro holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Russian and Soviet Studies from Kent State University.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Joint Transactions Committee
Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee

M. Freddie Reiss , Director

Mr. Reiss is a Director, member of the Audit Committee, Governance and Compensation Committee, and Joint Transactions Committee. Mr. Reiss has over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, M&A due diligence, cash management, forensic accounting and valuation. Mr. Reiss retired from his role as a senior managing director at FTI Consulting Corporate Finance practice in 2013. Prior to joining FTI, he was a partner and west region leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Reiss is currently on the board of trustees for the Baruch College Fund, chairman of the audit committee and independent board member for Contech Engineered Solutions, Ares Dynamic Allocation Credit Fund and Managing Member of Variant Holdings LLC. Mr. Reiss was an independent director and member of the audit committee of Tennenbaum Capital Partners’ Special Value Opportunities Fund. He was also an independent director and chair of the audit committee for Liberty Medical Group and Brundage Bone Inc. Mr. Reiss holds an M.B.A. from City College of New York’s Baruch College and a B.B.A. from City College of New York’s Bernard Baruch School of Business. He is a certified public accountant in New York and California. Mr. Reiss is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has completed the Director Education and Certification Program at the John E. Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Joint Transactions Committee
Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee

Peter E. Schwab , Director

Mr. Schwab is a Director, member of the Audit Committee, Governance and Compensation Committee and Joint Transactions Committee. Mr. Schwab was the chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, the asset-based lending units of Wells Fargo and Wachovia (the business units formerly known as Wachovia Capital Finance, Wells Fargo Business Credit, Wells Fargo Foothill, Wells Fargo Retail Finance, and Wells Fargo Trade Capital). Wells Fargo Capital Finance is the leading provider of traditional asset-based lending, specialized senior secured financing, accounts receivable financing and purchase order financing to companies nationwide. Mr. Schwab also served on the Wells Fargo Bank Management Committee. A 39-year veteran of the asset-based lending industry, he joined Foothill Capital Corporation in 1983, becoming its president and chief operating officer in 1986. Norwest Corporation then purchased the company in 1995. In 2000, he was named chairman and chief executive officer of Wells Fargo Foothill, and in 2006 he took the position of group head of the Asset-Based Lending Group, now known as Wells Fargo Capital Finance. Prior to joining Foothill Capital Corporation, Mr. Schwab was vice president of business development with Barclaysamerican Business Credit. He started his career as a business development officer at the National Acceptance Company of California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from California State University, Northridge and his master’s degree in education administration from California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. Schwab serves on the board of advisors for the Entrepreneurial Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Business, is a board member for the Cardiovascular Research Foundation of Southern California., a board member of Gibraltar Business Capital, a board member of West Coast Sports Associates and a board member of Brentwood Country Club. He has served on the board of directors of The School of Business at the California State University, Northridge, and he has also served as chairman and president of the Commercial Finance Association.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Joint Transactions Committee
Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee

Rajneesh Vig , President & Chief Operating Officer, BlackRock TCP Capital Corp.

Mr. Vig serves as BlackRock TCP Capital Corp’s President and Chief Operating Officer and is a member of Blackrock's Global Credit Platform.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Vig was a Managing Partner at Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was also Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to TCP, Mr. Vig held roles within Investment Banking, Debt Capital Markets and the Structured Solutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities from 1999 through 2006.

He currently chairs Blackrock Private Credit's Investment Committee and is a member of the Credit Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Los Angeles Board of the Posse Foundation.

  • M.B.A. in Finance from New York University
  • B.A. (magna cum laude) in Economics from Connecticut College

Karyn L. Williams , Director

Ms. Williams is a Director, member of the Company's Audit Committee, member of the Governance and Compensation Committee and member of the Joint Transactions Committee. Ms. Williams is the Founder of Hightree Advisors and Hightree Group, independent advisory businesses that respectively provide risk-oriented investment and governance consulting services to institutional investors. Previously, she was Head of Client Solutions at Two Sigma Advisors. Prior to Two Sigma, Ms. Williams was Chief Investment Officer and a member of the senior leadership team of Farmers Group, Inc. Before Farmers, Ms. Williams was a senior consultant at Wilshire Consulting, where she created a risk management advisory practice following several years of experience developing and implementing risk policy and systems for institutional investors. She is a graduate of Arizona State University where she earned a B.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee
Member of the Joint Transactions Committee