NMC Founder and CEO & Chairman of NMFC
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.
Rome Arnold III
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).
Barbara Daniel has been a Director of New Mountain Finance Corporation since July 2023. Ms. Daniel is a global media and entertainment executive with over 30 years of experience across strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. As Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy at SiriusXM (Nasdaq: SIRI) since 2015, Ms. Daniel advises the CEO and partners with fellow Executive Leadership Team members to drive the company's overall corporate strategy and is responsible for M&A and strategic investments. She joined SiriusXM in 2012 as Treasurer. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer at E*TRADE Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: ETFC), an electronic trading platform, and was Chief Financial Officer at CIFC Asset Management LLC, a corporate and structured credit investment firm. Ms. Daniel also previously served as Managing Director, Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase advising Telecom, Media and Technology start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Further, she is a Director on the board of SoundCloud and served as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee for ISOS Capital and held a position on the board of SiriusXM Canada.
Ms. Daniel holds a BA degree in Economics from William and Mary University and an MBA from Cornell University — S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Vice Chairman and Director
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.
Daniel B. Hébert has been a Director of New Mountain Finance Corporation since August 2011. Mr Hebert recently joined North Sea Partners LLC as a Managing Director. Prior to that he served as a Managing Director at Tri-Artisan Partners, LLC from 2005 through the summer of 2011. Before Tri-Artisan, Mr. Hébert spent approximately six years as the Head of Merger & Acquisitions at Rabo Bank International. From September 1991 through March 1999, he was a Managing Director and Head in the Corporate Finance Department of BT Alex Brown. Prior to joining BT Alex Brown, Mr. Hébert formed Dakota Capital in February 1991 to acquire a Canadian wine distributor; and from 1985 to 1991, he worked as a Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Salomon Brothers. Mr. Hébert began his career in the Corporate Finance Department at Morgan Stanley in New York in 1982. Mr. Hébert has a number of board affiliations. He was a member of the Board and the Audit Committee of National Medical Health Card Systems, a publicly traded company engaged in the pharmacy benefit management services sector and a former New Mountain portfolio company. He is currently a member of the Board and the Audit Committee of Prosys Tech Corporation, a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. He was a former member of the Board of Groupe Smithfield Holdings, a joint venture between Smithfield Foods and Oaktree Capital Management engaged in the branded processed meats business in Europe. Groupe Smithfield later merged with Campofrio, currently a publicly listed Spanish processed meats company. He is also currently a member of the Executive Committee of Continuum Health Partners, a non-profit hospital health system in New York City comprised of five hospitals with an annual operating budget of $2.5 billion delivering inpatient care services through 3,100 certified beds.
Alfred Hurley, Jr.
Alfred Hurley, Jr. has been a Director of New Mountain Finance Corporation since November 2011. Since May of 2018, Mr. Hurley has served as Chairman of TSI Holdings, Inc., which is the holding company for TransWorld Systems, Inc. (“TWS”). TWS is a leading analytics driven provider of accounts receivable management healthcare revenue cycle and loan services solutions. Mr. Hurley is also a member of TSI’s audit committee and chairman of the compensation committee. Since May 2019, Mr. Hurley has served as chairman of privately held Purified Ingredients, Inc. which is a leading U.S. producer of wheat protein, as well as biofuels and animal nutrition. Mr. Hurley is also a member of Purefied’s audit committee and chairman of the compensation committee.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.
NMFC Executive Vice President
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, Head of Firm Operations and Chief Financial Officer of New Mountain Capital 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.