Board of Directors
Steven B. Klinsky has served as Chairman of the board of directors of New Mountain Finance Corporation since July 2010. Mr. Klinsky established New Mountain Capital in 1999. Prior to founding New Mountain Capital, Mr. Klinsky was co-founder of the Leverage Buyout Group of Goldman Sachs & Co. (“Goldman”) (1981-1984), where he helped execute over $3 billion of pioneering transactions for Goldman and its clients. He then joined Forstmann Little and Co. (“Forstmann Little”) as an Associate Partner (1984-1986) and a General Partner (1986-1999), helping to oversee seven private equity and debt partnerships totaling over $10 billion in capital. Mr. Klinsky was the most senior partner of Forstmann Little outside of the Forstmann family for a majority of the 1990s. Mr. Klinsky received his B.A. in Economics and Political Philosophy, with high honors, from the University of Michigan in 1976. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (class of 1979) and his J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School (class of 1981). He is or has been chairman or a director of numerous corporations and philanthropies.
Robert Hamwee, Managing Director, CEO and Director of NMFC, joined New Mountain in 2008. Mr. Hamwee serves as NMFC’s Chief Executive Officer and co-portfolio manager of the private credit strategies. Prior to joining New Mountain, he was President of GSC Group (“GSC”), where he was responsible for managing GSC’s control distressed debt funds. He was with Greenwich Street Capital Partners, the predecessor to GSC from 1994 to 1999.
Prior to that, Mr. Hamwee was with The Blackstone Group from 1992 to 1994, where he worked on a wide range of assignments in the Restructuring and Merchant Banking Departments. Mr. Hamwee has chaired numerous creditor committees and bank steering groups and has been a lead director for many corporate boards, including Purina Mills, Envirosource, and Viasystems.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan with a B.B.A. degree in Finance and Accounting in 1992.
Adam Weinstein initially served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of New Mountain Finance Corporation from July 2010 until January 2013 when he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of New Mountain Finance Corporation where he now serves in an oversight role of the finance and administrative areas. Mr. Weinstein joined the board of directors of New Mountain Finance Corporation in August 2012. Mr. Weinstein serves as a Managing Director of New Mountain Capital and as its Chief Financial Officer and has been in various roles since joining in 2005. Prior to joining New Mountain Capital in 2005, Mr. Weinstein was a Manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and worked in that firm’s merger and acquisition and private equity investor services areas. Mr. Weinstein sits on a number of boards of directors for professional and non-profit organizations. Mr. Weinstein received his B.S. from Binghamton University, is a member of the AICPA and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant.
John Kline, Managing Director, joined New Mountain Capital in 2008. Mr. Kline serves as NMFC’s President and Chief Operating Officer and co-portfolio manager of the private credit strategies. Prior to joining New Mountain, he worked at GSC Group from 2001 to 2008 as an Investment Analyst and Trader for GSC’s control distressed and corporate credit funds. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Kline was with Goldman where he worked in the Credit Risk Management and Advisory Group. Mr. Kline currently sits on the board of Unitek Global Services, a current NMFC portfolio company.
Mr. Kline graduated from Dartmouth College, with an A.B. degree in History in 1999.
Rome G. Arnold III has been a Director of NMFC since March 2017. Since January 2017, Mr. Arnold has served as a Senior Advisor at Rose and Co., a financial-technology startup company with a focus on digital media. From January 2012 through August 2016, Mr. Arnold was a Managing Director at UBS Securities in their Energy Group serving as the Head of Oil Field Services. In addition, Mr. Arnold currently serves as a director of Forbes Energy Services Ltd., an independent oilfield services contractor. Mr. Arnold received his B.A., cum laude, in Psychology and History of Art from Yale College. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, with High Distinction (Baker Scholar).
Alfred F. Hurley, Jr. has been a Director of New Mountain Finance Corporation since November 2010. From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Hurley also served as a director of The Stars Group Inc., a publicly listed technology gaming company, where he served as Lead Director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Audit Committee. Following the closing in May 2020 of the merger between Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group, Inc., Mr. Hurley joined the board of Flutter Entertainment, where he is currently a member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees. Since 2017, Mr. Hurley has served as a director of Ligado Networks where he serves as the Voting Proxy for the Fortress Investment Group and is a member of the Audit Committee. Since 2018, Mr. Hurley has served as Chairman of TSI Holdings, Inc.. Mr. Hurley is a member of TSI’s Audit Committee and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Since 2014, Mr. Hurley is the sole member of a consulting business, Alfred F. Hurley, Jr. & Company, LLC. From 2013 to 2020, Mr. Hurley was a member of the board of directors of Datasite, where he served as Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee until the sale of the company in December 2020. Furthermore, Mr. Hurley served as Vice Chairman at Emigrant Bank and Emigrant Bancorp (collectively, the “Bank”) from 2007 and 2009, respectively, until 2012. He also served as a Consultant to the Bank during 2013. In addition, Mr. Hurley served as Chairman of the Bank’s Credit and Risk Management Committee from 2008 to 2012 and as Acting Chief Risk Officer from 2009 to 2012. Before joining the Bank, Mr. Hurley was the Chief Executive Officer of M. Safra & Co., a private money management firm, from 2004 to 2007. Prior to joining M. Safra & Co., Mr. Hurley worked at Merrill Lynch (“ML”) from 1976 to 2004. His most recent management positions included serving as Senior Vice President of ML & Co. and Head of Global Private Equity Investing, Managing Director and Head of Japan Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Manufacturing and Services Group, and Managing Director and Head of the Global Automotive Aerospace and Transportation Group. As part of the management duties described above, he was a member of the Corporate and Institutional Client Group (“CICG”) Executive Committee which had global responsibility for the firm’s equity, debt, investment banking and private equity businesses, a member of the Japan CICG Executive Committee, and a member of the Global Investment Banking Management and Operating Group Committees. Mr. Hurley graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in History, cum laude.
David Ogens has been a Director of New Mountain Finance Corporation since November 2010. Mr. Ogens has served as the President and a Director of Med Inc. since 2011, a company that provides complex rehabilitation services to patients with serious muscular/neuro diseases. Previously, Mr. Ogens served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Leerink Swann LLC, a specialized healthcare investment bank focused on emerging growth healthcare companies, from 2005 to 2009. Prior to serving at Leerink Swann LLC, Mr. Ogens was Chairman and Co-Founder of SCS Financial Services, LLC, a private wealth management firm. Before cofounding SCS Financial Services, LLC in 2002, Mr. Ogens was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he served as a senior investment banker and a head of the High Technology Investment Banking Group. Mr. Ogens received his B.A. and M.B.A from the University of Virginia.
Alice Handy has been a Director of NMFC since November 2019. From December 2009 to April 2020, Ms. Handy also served on the Board of Directors of MSCI, Inc., (NYSE: MSCI), an investment decision support company. Further, Ms. Handy retired from Investure on December 31, 2018, an outsourced investment office for colleges and foundations which she formed in 2003 having served most recently as its Managing Member until her retirement and its Chief Executive Officer through January 1, 2018. Prior to forming Investure, Ms. Handy was the President of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. Beginning in 1974 and except for the period from November 1988 to January 1990, during which time Ms. Handy served as the State Treasurer of Virginia, she was actively involved in the investment of the endowment and operating funds of the University of Virginia and served over the years as Investment Officer and Treasurer. Ms. Handy holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Connecticut College and pursued graduate studies in economics at the University of Virginia.
Daniel Hébert has been a Director of NMFC since 2019. Mr. Hébert has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Bernstein Equity Partners, LLC since May 2017, and Chief Executive Officer of Vision One Partners, LLC since September 2018. Mr. Hébert was Managing Director of Sandler O’Neill from March 2013 to April 2017. Mr. Hébert holds a Bachelor of Arts from Acadia University and received his M.B.A from Richard Ivey School of Business.