Garrison Capital - Investor Relations

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joseph Tansey has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 2011 and is a member of our investment committee. He has served as President of Garrison Investment Group since its formation in March 2007. Prior to forming Garrison Investment Group, Mr. Tansey was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group LLC from 2002 to 2007 and a partner of Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund from its inception in August 2002 to March 2007. At Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, Mr. Tansey was responsible for investment and loan structuring with a focus on structured finance and real estate transactions. Most recently, he ran Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund’s rediscount lending business. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Tansey worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York as a member of the Asian Special Situations Group, the Real Estate Principal Investment Group and the Mortgages Department. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Tansey worked at Starwood Capital Group from 1995 to 1998 where he was involved in the acquisition and management of real estate operating businesses and distressed debt. Mr. Tansey received a B.A. and a B.S. from The University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tansey’s experiences with Garrison Investment Group and several other investment groups and his focus on middle-market lending and structured finance led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Tansey is qualified to serve as a director.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Joseph Tansey has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 2011 and is a member of our investment committee. He has served as President of Garrison Investment Group since its formation in March 2007. Prior to forming Garrison Investment Group, Mr. Tansey was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group LLC from 2002 to 2007 and a partner of Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund from its inception in August 2002 to March 2007. At Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, Mr. Tansey was responsible for investment and loan structuring with a focus on structured finance and real estate transactions. Most recently, he ran Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund’s rediscount lending business. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Tansey worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York as a member of the Asian Special Situations Group, the Real Estate Principal Investment Group and the Mortgages Department. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Tansey worked at Starwood Capital Group from 1995 to 1998 where he was involved in the acquisition and management of real estate operating businesses and distressed debt. Mr. Tansey received a B.A. and a B.S. from The University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tansey’s experiences with Garrison Investment Group and several other investment groups and his focus on middle-market lending and structured finance led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Tansey is qualified to serve as a director.
Mr. Chase has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2019 and as a director since 2011 and is a member of our investment committee. Previously he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2011 to March 2019. He joined Garrison Investment Group at its formation in March 2007 and currently serves as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer with responsibility for structuring of funds, financing, operations, tax, accounting and general administration. Prior to joining Garrison Investment Group, from 2005 until March 2007, Mr. Chase was chief financial officer of the Distressed Securities business at The Blackstone Group, where he was responsible for building and overseeing the fund infrastructure and operations. From 2002 until 2005, Mr. Chase was a controller for Fortress Investment Group LLC where he helped develop and oversee the fund’s accounting, tax, financing and operations. Prior to joining Fortress Investment Group, Mr. Chase worked at UBS Alternative Investment Group, a manager of equity and distressed hedge funds, and in the Capital Markets Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP specializing in hedge fund audits. Mr. Chase received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Chase’s experiences with Garrison Investment Group and several other investment groups and his focus on the middle market led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Chase is qualified to serve as a director.
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Mr. Chase has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2019 and as a director since 2011 and is a member of our investment committee. Previously he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2011 to March 2019. He joined Garrison Investment Group at its formation in March 2007 and currently serves as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer with responsibility for structuring of funds, financing, operations, tax, accounting and general administration. Prior to joining Garrison Investment Group, from 2005 until March 2007, Mr. Chase was chief financial officer of the Distressed Securities business at The Blackstone Group, where he was responsible for building and overseeing the fund infrastructure and operations. From 2002 until 2005, Mr. Chase was a controller for Fortress Investment Group LLC where he helped develop and oversee the fund’s accounting, tax, financing and operations. Prior to joining Fortress Investment Group, Mr. Chase worked at UBS Alternative Investment Group, a manager of equity and distressed hedge funds, and in the Capital Markets Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP specializing in hedge fund audits. Mr. Chase received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Chase’s experiences with Garrison Investment Group and several other investment groups and his focus on the middle market led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Chase is qualified to serve as a director.
Cecil Martin has served as a director since 2011. Mr. Martin is an independent commercial real estate investor. Mr. Martin has served as a director of Comstock Resources, Inc. since 1988 and currently serves as its lead independent director and chairman of its audit committee. From 2006 until March 2014, he served on the board of directors of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy, L.P. and was a member of the audit committee, the risk management committee and the compensation committee of Crosstex Energy, L.P. and Crosstex Energy, Inc. Mr. Martin also served as chair of the compensation committee of Crosstex Energy, L.P. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Martin was a director and chairman of the audit committee of Bois d’Arc Energy, Inc. In addition, from 1973 to 1991, he served as chairman of a public accounting firm in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Martin received a B.B.A. from Old Dominion University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Martin’s experience as an accountant and past and ongoing service as a director of public companies led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Martin is qualified to serve as a director.
Director
Director
Cecil Martin has served as a director since 2011. Mr. Martin is an independent commercial real estate investor. Mr. Martin has served as a director of Comstock Resources, Inc. since 1988 and currently serves as its lead independent director and chairman of its audit committee. From 2006 until March 2014, he served on the board of directors of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy, L.P. and was a member of the audit committee, the risk management committee and the compensation committee of Crosstex Energy, L.P. and Crosstex Energy, Inc. Mr. Martin also served as chair of the compensation committee of Crosstex Energy, L.P. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Martin was a director and chairman of the audit committee of Bois d’Arc Energy, Inc. In addition, from 1973 to 1991, he served as chairman of a public accounting firm in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Martin received a B.B.A. from Old Dominion University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Martin’s experience as an accountant and past and ongoing service as a director of public companies led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Martin is qualified to serve as a director.
Joseph Morea has served as a director since 2015. Mr. Morea is currently a Principal for Berkeley Realty Ventures, LLC, a position he has held since August 2012. Mr. Morea has also served as a director for Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, a REIT primarily investing in industrial and logistics properties, since January 2018, for Tremont Mortgage Trust, a real estate finance company primarily investing in first mortgage loans secured by middle market and transitional commercial real estate, since June 2017, for RMR Real Estate Income Fund, an investment company primarily investing in common and preferred securities issued by REITs and other real estate companies, since May 2016, for Eagle Growth and Income Opportunities Fund, an investment company of FourWood Capital Advisors, LLC primarily investing in equity and fixed income securities, since April 2015, for TravelCenters of America LLC, a company that operates full-service facilities along highways, since February 2015 and for THL Credit Senior Loan Fund, an investment company of FourWood Capital Advisors, LLC primarily investing in bank loans, since June 2013. Additionally, he served as a director for Equity Commonwealth, a real estate investment trust, from July 2012 to March 2014. Prior to joining Berkeley Realty Ventures, Mr. Morea served as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets from 2003 through June 2012. In this position, Mr. Morea led the U.S. Equity Capital Markets Division, the U.S. Investment Banking Division and the U.S. Commitment Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Morea held positions in equity capital markets at UBS, Inc., PaineWebber, Inc. and Smith Barney, Inc. and was a branch manager at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc. Mr. Morea received a B.S. from Albany State University and a M.B.A. from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. Mr. Morea is also an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Morea’s extensive knowledge of capital markets and his experience as a director with other investment companies led the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Morea is qualified to serve as a director.
Director
Director
Joseph Morea has served as a director since 2015. Mr. Morea is currently a Principal for Berkeley Realty Ventures, LLC, a position he has held since August 2012. Mr. Morea has also served as a director for Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, a REIT primarily investing in industrial and logistics properties, since January 2018, for Tremont Mortgage Trust, a real estate finance company primarily investing in first mortgage loans secured by middle market and transitional commercial real estate, since June 2017, for RMR Real Estate Income Fund, an investment company primarily investing in common and preferred securities issued by REITs and other real estate companies, since May 2016, for Eagle Growth and Income Opportunities Fund, an investment company of FourWood Capital Advisors, LLC primarily investing in equity and fixed income securities, since April 2015, for TravelCenters of America LLC, a company that operates full-service facilities along highways, since February 2015 and for THL Credit Senior Loan Fund, an investment company of FourWood Capital Advisors, LLC primarily investing in bank loans, since June 2013. Additionally, he served as a director for Equity Commonwealth, a real estate investment trust, from July 2012 to March 2014. Prior to joining Berkeley Realty Ventures, Mr. Morea served as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets from 2003 through June 2012. In this position, Mr. Morea led the U.S. Equity Capital Markets Division, the U.S. Investment Banking Division and the U.S. Commitment Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Morea held positions in equity capital markets at UBS, Inc., PaineWebber, Inc. and Smith Barney, Inc. and was a branch manager at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc. Mr. Morea received a B.S. from Albany State University and a M.B.A. from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. Mr. Morea is also an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Morea’s extensive knowledge of capital markets and his experience as a director with other investment companies led the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Morea is qualified to serve as a director.
Matthew Westwood has served as a director since 2011. Mr. Westwood most recently served as the managing director and principal of Wilshire Associates Incorporated from 1997 to 2010. While at Wilshire Associates Incorporated, Mr. Westwood was also a senior investment professional for Wilshire Private Markets, a global private equity fund of funds. At Wilshire Private Markets, Mr. Westwood focused on private equity partnership investments, co-investments and secondary investments with responsibility for investment strategy, market research, portfolio construction, investment sourcing, due diligence and interfacing with institutional clients and consultants. Prior to joining Wilshire Associates Incorporated, Mr. Westwood worked at Ernst & Young LLP from 1992 to 1996 where he managed audit and consulting engagements for both public and private clients. During his career, Mr. Westwood has served on numerous private equity limited partner advisory boards, including serving as a member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association from July 2004 to June 2006 and as a member of the board of directors of Wilshire Associates Incorporated’s 401k Committee from December 2006 to March 2010. Mr. Westwood received a B.S. from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Westwood is currently an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Westwood’s experience at a senior level in the asset management industry and as an accountant led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Westwood is qualified to serve as a director.
Director
Director
Matthew Westwood has served as a director since 2011. Mr. Westwood most recently served as the managing director and principal of Wilshire Associates Incorporated from 1997 to 2010. While at Wilshire Associates Incorporated, Mr. Westwood was also a senior investment professional for Wilshire Private Markets, a global private equity fund of funds. At Wilshire Private Markets, Mr. Westwood focused on private equity partnership investments, co-investments and secondary investments with responsibility for investment strategy, market research, portfolio construction, investment sourcing, due diligence and interfacing with institutional clients and consultants. Prior to joining Wilshire Associates Incorporated, Mr. Westwood worked at Ernst & Young LLP from 1992 to 1996 where he managed audit and consulting engagements for both public and private clients. During his career, Mr. Westwood has served on numerous private equity limited partner advisory boards, including serving as a member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association from July 2004 to June 2006 and as a member of the board of directors of Wilshire Associates Incorporated’s 401k Committee from December 2006 to March 2010. Mr. Westwood received a B.S. from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Westwood is currently an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Westwood’s experience at a senior level in the asset management industry and as an accountant led our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to conclude that Mr. Westwood is qualified to serve as a director.