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.
Mr. Johnson is a Director and Chairman of the Company's Governance and Compensation Committee, member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Joint Transactions Committee. Mr. Johnson has a wealth of leadership, business and financial experience. He currently serves on the board of directors and nominating and governance committee of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., where he also serves as chair of the audit committee. Until July of 2006, he served as a director and chair of the audit committee of Special Value Opportunities Fund, LLC, a registered investment company managed by TCP. Before becoming a business consultant in 2000, he was Chief Financial Officer of Rysher Entertainment, a producer and distributor of theatrical films and television programming and syndicator of television programming, where he worked for three years. Prior to that, he was at Price Waterhouse, an international public accounting and consulting firm where he was the Managing Partner of their Century City office and Managing Partner of their Entertainment and Media Practice. Mr. Johnson's knowledge of financial and accounting matters qualifies him to serve as the Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee.
Howard M. Levkowitz Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, TCP Capital Corp. Managing Partner, Tennenbaum Capital Partners
Mr. Levkowitz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCP Capital Corp. He is also a co-founder and Managing Partner of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (TCP) and Chairman of its Management Committee. Prior to 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 a number of formal and informal creditor committees. Mr. Levkowitz is also involved in a number of philanthropic activities, particularly in education, and serves as an executive board member for two private schools and an advisory board member of Israel Knowledge at Wharton.
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
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.
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.
Rajneesh Vig President & Chief Operating Officer, TCP Capital Corp. Managing Partner, Tennenbaum Capital Partners
Prior to joining TCP, Mr. Vig worked for Deutsche Bank in New York as a member of the its Principal Finance Group. Prior to that, Mr. Vig was a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco. Prior to his time at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Vig was a Manager in Price Waterhouse's Shareholder Value Consulting group, after beginning his career in Arthur Andersen's Financial Markets/Capital Markets group. He is a member of TCP’s Management Committee and President and Chief Operating Officer of TCP Capital Corp. He currently serves on the Board of TCP Capital Corp., Edmentum and is on the Los Angeles Advisory Board of the Posse Foundation.
M.B.A. in Finance from New York University
B.A. (magna cum laude) in Economics from Connecticut College
Brian F. Wruble Director
Mr. Wruble is a Director, member of the Governance and Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and Joint Transactions Committee. Mr. Wruble currently serves on the board of the Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is treasurer, the Jackson Laboratory, for which he is chairman emeritus, and the Oppenheimer Funds Board III and New York board, for which he is chairman of the New York board. Until 2015, he was a director of the Special Value Opportunities Fund, LLC, an investment fund advised by the Advisor that operated as a registered investment company until 2015, and is a member of Zurich Insurance’s Investment Management Advisory Council. He is a past governor of the Association for Investment Management and Research and a past chairman of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. He was a general partner of Odyssey Partners, L.P., and he was a founder of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, both private investment firms in New York. Prior to joining Odyssey, Mr. Wruble was president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Group of Mutual Funds. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and an associate editor of CFA Digest.