John Kline, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, joined New Mountain in 2008. 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.
* Denotes NMFC Investment Committee Member
Robert Hamwee, Vice Chairman and Director, joined New Mountain in 2008, and was CEO of NMFC from its inception until the end of 2022. Mr. Hamwee has also served as a Managing Director of New Mountain Capital since 2008. 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.
* Denotes NMFC Investment Committee Member
Laura Holson, Chief Operating Officer, joined New Mountain in 2009. Before joining New Mountain, Ms. Holson worked at Morgan Stanley from 2007 to 2009 in the Healthcare investment banking group.
Ms. Holson received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Joshua Porter, Managing Director & Head of Credit Special Situations, joined New Mountain in 2017. Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Porter was a Principal of Bayside Capital, the credit and special situations platform of H.I.G. Capital. Prior to joining Bayside in 2012, Mr. Porter worked for Mount Kellett Capital Management, where he focused on distressed credit investing, and for GSC Group, where he focused on middle-market control distressed. He began his career at Citigroup as an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group.
Mr. Porter received B.A. degrees, magna cum laude, in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois.
James W. Stone III, Managing Director, joined New Mountain in 2011. Prior to to that, Mr. Stone worked for The Blackstone Group (“Blackstone”) as a Managing Director of GSO Capital Partners, the firm’s credit business. At Blackstone, Mr. Stone was responsible for originating, evaluating, executing and monitoring various senior secured and mezzanine debt investments across a variety of industries. Before joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Stone worked as a Vice President in Lehman Brothers’ Communications and Media Group and as a Vice President in UBS Warburg’s Leveraged Finance Department. Prior to that, Mr. Stone worked at Nomura Securities International, Inc. with the team who later founded Blackstone’s corporate debt investment unit.
Mr. Stone graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from The University of the South. He later received an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance and accounting from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
Ivo Turkedjiev, Managing Director, joined New Mountain in 2019. Mr. Turkedjiev focuses on broadly syndicated leveraged loans and Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs). Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Turkedjiev was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Trader at Invesco, where he was responsible for existing CLO portfolio management as well as new CLO formation and marketing. At Invesco, he also managed the firm’s CLO investment platform. Prior to joining Invesco, Mr. Turkedjiev was a Leveraged Loan Portfolio Manager and Trader at GSC Group, which he joined in 2003. He began his career in finance in 2001 working in the Leveraged Finance Group at Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Turkedjiev received a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in Economics and Mathematics from Colgate University. He is a CFA charterholder.
Joy Xu, Managing Director, joined New Mountain in 2012. She previously worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.
Ms. Xu graduated magna cum laude in 2010 from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania; she received her B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management from The Wharton School and her B.A.S. in Computer Science from the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Catherine Dunn, Director, joined New Mountain in 2019. In 2022, Ms. Dunn was named Head of Capital Markets; in this capacity, she manages the firm’s financing activities and relationships across its various product lines. Prior to joining New Mountain, she worked at Antares Capital LP where she was responsible for financial sponsor coverage.
She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance.
Cyrus Moshiri, Director, joined New Mountain in 2021. Mr. Moshiri focuses on Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs). Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Moshiri was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs where he structured and distributed over $40bn of US CLOs. Mr. Moshiri began his career in finance at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo in 2011. He was responsible for trading US MBS and distributing CLOs in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Moshiri received a B.A. degree, in Economics and East Asian Languages and Literature from Washington and Lee University.
William Murphy, Director, joined New Mountain in 2021. Mr. Murphy was previously a Vice President at Antares Capital LP where he was responsible for financial sponsor coverage and prior to that completed GE Capital’s Risk Management Program.
Mr. Murphy graduated cum laude from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Economics and a concentration in Finance.