Our Direct Lending and Tradable Credit investment strategies invest across the entire capital structure through public and private vehicles, commingled funds including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and separately managed accounts.
Our investment strategies and credit expertise accommodate a spectrum of targeted return profiles, while our creativity and flexibility enable us to create customizable investment products to meet the needs of our investors.
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Titles and responsibilities in the below biographies reflect the THL Credit organization prior to its merger with First Eagle, which was effective January 31, 2020.
Mr. Flynn is Chief Executive Officer of THL Credit, Inc. and THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform. Mr. Flynn is also a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Investment Committee of THL Credit’s Direct Lending Platform and is Chief Executive Officer of THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform.
Previously, Mr. Flynn served as Co-President and, prior to that, Managing Director, of THL Credit, Inc. and THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform. Since joining THL Credit, Mr. Flynn has been involved in origination and closing investments, portfolio management, capital raising and management of THL Credit’s direct lending private funds and accounts, and the establishment of the Chicago and New York offices of THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform.
Prior to joining THL Credit in 2007, Mr. Flynn was a Vice President at AIG in the Leveraged Capital Group. Mr. Flynn joined AIG in February 2005 after working for Black Diamond Capital Management, a hedge fund, as a Senior Financial Analyst. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Flynn worked in a variety of roles at GE Capital, lastly as an Assistant Vice President within the Capital Markets Syndication Group. Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Flynn worked at BNP Paribas as a Financial Analyst and at Bank One as a Commercial Banker.
Mr. Flynn earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and his B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.Print Close
Mr. Olson is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of THL Credit, Inc., THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform and THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform. He also serves on the Investment Committee of THL Credit’s Direct Lending Platform.
As a member of THL Credit, Inc.’s senior management team, he is responsible for finance, operations, administration and information technology. He is also directly involved in strategic initiatives, capital raising and investor relations.
Prior to joining THL Credit in February 2008, Mr. Olson spent ten years at Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, where he served as Director of Finance and was responsible for the financial, tax and operational matters for Highland’s funds as well global activities in Europe and China. Before joining Highland, Mr. Olson was a Senior Manager at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked with public and private companies in the financial services and technology sectors between 1989 and 1998.
He has been a presenter and speaker at numerous financial and private equity conferences and is active with several related industry groups, including the Financial Executive Alliance, where he serves on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Olson earned his B.S. in Accounting from Boston College.Print Close
Ms. Rusnak-Carlson is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for THL Credit. Her role includes legal and compliance review of THL Credit’s business operations, investing transactions, regulatory filings and strategic initiatives for Direct Lending and Tradable Credit.
Prior to joining THL Credit in 2015, Ms. Rusnak-Carlson was a Partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Finance, Multi-Tranche Finance and Distressed Debt Groups of Proskauer Rose LLP where she was responsible for representing alternative lenders in complex financings including acquisition financings, dividend recapitalization financings, asset-based loans, cash flow loans, cross-border and multi-currency loans, multi-tiered financing facilities, second-lien, unitranche, mezzanine, subordinated debt, and distressed debt facilities in addition to intercreditor agreements and debt restructurings.
Prior to joining Proskauer Rose, Ms. Rusnak-Carlson worked at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP as an Associate and at Triage Consulting Group as a Financial Consultant.
Ms. Rusnak-Carlson earned her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and her B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.Print Close
Mr. Fellows is the Chief Investment Officer of THL Credit and a Co-Head, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform. He also serves on the Board of Directors of THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform and on the Investment Committee of THL Credit’s Direct Lending Platform.
Mr. Fellows has more than twenty-eight years of investment industry experience, principally in the area of leveraged finance. From April 2004 through June 2012, Mr. Fellows was Co-Head, Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC, where he helped establish and manage three cash flow CLOs, a leveraged loan opportunity fund and unleveraged fund and a separate account.
From 1998 to April 2004, Mr. Fellows was a Senior Vice President at Columbia Advisors, where he served as Co-Portfolio Manager for two continuously offered closed-end funds and four structured product vehicles from their inception, including two CLOs.
Prior to joining Columbia Advisors in 1998, Mr. Fellows was a Senior Credit Analyst for Van Kampen Investments in its Bank Loan Investment Group. While at Van Kampen, Mr. Fellows also served as a Credit Analyst for high-yield bonds and privately placed mezzanine bonds. Other responsibilities with Van Kampen included training junior credit analysts for its bank loans and high-yield groups. Mr. Fellows brings extensive knowledge of high-yield bank loans and high-yield bonds, as well as in-depth workout, restructuring and distressed investment experience.
Mr. Fellows earned his B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Nebraska, is a member of The CFA Institute, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.Print Close
Mr. Good is a Senior Managing Director of THL Credit Advisors and the Co-Head and Senior Portfolio Manager for THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform.
From April 2004 through June 2012, Mr. Good was the Co-Head of the Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC. Mr. Good brings extensive knowledge of the leveraged finance markets with more than thirty years of leveraged finance portfolio management experience.
From 1998 to April 2004, Mr. Good was a Senior Vice President at Columbia Advisors, where he served as Co-Portfolio Manager for two continuously offered closed-end funds, collateralized loan obligations and separately managed accounts. While at Columbia, Mr. Good focused on bank loan investment analysis and trading.
Prior to joining Columbia Advisors in 1998, Mr. Good was an Associate Portfolio Manager for Van Kampen Investments for the Prime Rate Income Trust in its Bank Loan Investment Group. His overall investment experience includes credit analysis, trading and distressed investing. Mr. Good began his career at the Pilgrim Group in 1987 where he was a member of the portfolio management team for the Pilgrim Prime Rate Trust, the first bank loan mutual fund of its kind.
Mr. Good earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.Print Close
Mr. Hickey is a Managing Director for THL Credit’s Tradable Credit platform.
Mr. Hickey has more than twenty-eight years of investment industry experience. From April 2004 through June 2012, Mr. Hickey was a Senior Credit Analyst/Senior Portfolio Manager in the Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC.
Prior to joining McDonnell, Mr. Hickey was a Vice President at INVESCO Funds Inc. in Denver, Colorado, where he served as Portfolio Manager for the INVESCO High-Yield Fund and Co-Manager of the INVESCO Select Income Fund. In addition, Mr. Hickey co-managed the fixed income components of several sub-advised funds. During this time, he maintained primary credit coverage of the energy, gaming, metals/mining, media/entertainment and paper/forest products sectors of the high-yield market.
Mr. Hickey brings extensive knowledge of corporate, high-yield, and emerging market securities, as well as derivatives and hedging instruments throughout the entire credit spectrum. He also has experience with the management and regulatory aspects of the insurance industry.
Prior to joining INVESCO in 2001, Mr. Hickey was the director of corporate bonds for Van Kampen Investments. While at Van Kampen, he was also senior portfolio manager for several high-yield and high-grade corporate bond portfolios. Other responsibilities with Van Kampen included the management of an annuity company for OakRe Life/Xerox Financial Services Life Insurance.
Mr. Hickey earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.Print Close
Mr. Herzig is a Managing Director and Head of Business Development for THL Credit’s Tradable Credit and Direct Lending platforms with responsibilities that include marketing and client service.
In this capacity, he directs the Product Development and Strategy Committee, which is charged with developing new fund products for the institutional market. He has twenty years of investment industry experience. From February 2008 to June 2012, Mr. Herzig was Head of ACS Product Strategy of the Alternative Credit Strategies Group of McDonnell Investment Management, LLC.
Previously, Mr. Herzig was a Managing Director and the Co-Head of Deutsche Bank’s (DB) CDO business in the Americas. In this role, he had oversight responsibilities for DB’s CLO underwriting and product placement, the hedging and risk management of its leveraged loan warehouse lines and also served as DB’s representative on the board of the Loan Securities Trading Association.
Prior to joining DB in 1999, Mr. Herzig spent nine years at Merrill Lynch, where he was a senior marketer of structured credit and interest rate derivative products to institutional investors in the United States. In this position, he was instrumental in the marketing and education process for a variety of new product initiatives targeting the life insurance industry.
Mr. Herzig earned his B.A. in International Business and French from Lehigh University.Print Close
Mr. Cook is a Managing Director and Co-Head of THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform. He is responsible for transaction origination, underwriting and execution for the New York investment team and serves on the Investment Committee of THL Credit’s Direct Lending Platform. Mr. Cook also oversees origination, structuring and execution of investments in the financial services vertical.
Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2013, Mr. Cook was a Director at Deutsche Bank in the Credit Solutions Group where he was responsible for originating and structuring investment opportunities for the bank’s balance sheet. Mr. Cook’s experience included leveraged loans, middle market CLOs, esoteric asset finance, commercial real estate and premium finance. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Cook was a Managing Director with a publicly-traded BDC where he was on the investment committee and responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and monitoring a portfolio of subordinated loans and equity co-investments to financial sponsor-backed companies.
Mr. Cook began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he was a Financial Analyst in the Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Banking group and was subsequently an Associate and a Vice President in the Financial Sponsors Group at J.P. Morgan.
Mr. Cook earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.Print Close
Mr. Wu is a Managing Director and Co-Head of THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform. He is responsible for transaction origination, underwriting and execution for the Los Angeles and Boston investment teams and serves on the Investment Committee of THL Credit’s Direct Lending Platform.
Prior to joining THL Credit in 2007, Mr. Wu worked in the Corporate Finance department at Yahoo! Inc. where he executed mergers & acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He was previously in the Investment Banking Division at Bear, Stearns & Co. in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Mr. Wu holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.Print Close
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