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The Fifth Street Team

Fifth Street has carefully assembled a highly regarded team who understands sponsor-led investing in private growing companies. We have over 50 professionals focused on originating, structuring and managing our investment portfolios, as well as corporate operations. We are especially proud of our intense focus on managing risk and we believe our sophisticated monitoring and systems are among the best in the industry.

 

Executive Team

Executive Committee
Origination
Investment Professionals
Senior Business Professionals

Executive Committee

Leonard M. Tannenbaum, CFA

Leonard M. Tannenbaum, CFA

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.

Leonard M. Tannenbaum founded Fifth Street in 1998. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Tannenbaum is also Portfolio Manager of the firm’s hedge fund.

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Bernard D. Berman

Bernard D. Berman

Co-President and Chief Compliance Officer of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.

Bernard D. Berman is Co-President and Chief Compliance Officer of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fifth Street Finance Corp. and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. Mr. Berman joined Fifth Street in November 2004.

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Patrick J. Dalton

Patrick J. Dalton

Co-President of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp. and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.

Patrick J. Dalton is Co-President of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Additionally, he is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Fifth Street Finance Corp. and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. He joined Fifth Street in January 2017 and has primary responsibility for all aspects of the platform’s investment and operating strategy.

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Alexander C. Frank

Alexander C. Frank

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.

Alexander C. Frank is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., as well as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Additionally, he is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of the firm’s hedge fund.

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Origination

Sunny K. Khorana

Sunny K. Khorana

Managing Director, Head of Sponsor Coverage

Sunny K. Khorana is Managing Director, Head of Sponsor Coverage for the Fifth Street platform. Mr. Khorana is responsible for overseeing private equity sponsor relationship development for the firm, as well as originating loans for private equity firms based in the Midwest and West Coast regions of the United States.

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Pradeep P. Hathiramani

Pradeep P. Hathiramani

Managing Director, Head of First Star Aviation

Pradeep P. Hathiramani is a Managing Director at Fifth Street and is responsible for leading the firm's aircraft leasing strategy. Mr. Hathiramani joined the firm in August 2013 and has over 18 years of lending and leasing experience within the global transportation industry.

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Glenn T. Kim

Glenn T. Kim

Managing Director, Origination

Glenn T. Kim is a Managing Director, Origination at Fifth Street. Mr. Kim joined the firm in August 2013 and is responsible for developing private equity relationships and originating loans in the Eastern Region of the United States.

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Investment Professionals

Matthew G. Bandini

Matthew G. Bandini

Managing Director

Matthew G. Bandini is a Managing Director at Fifth Street. Mr. Bandini joined the firm in June 2011.

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Brian D. Finkelstein

Brian D. Finkelstein

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management

Brian D. Finkelstein is Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management for the Fifth Street platform. He joined the firm in December 2006.

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Kyde S. Sharp

Kyde S. Sharp

Managing Director, Head of Underwriting

Kyde S. Sharp is Managing Director, Head of Underwriting for the Fifth Street platform. Mr. Sharp joined the firm in June 2008.

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Andrew D. Ippolite

Andrew D. Ippolite

Executive Director

Andrew D. Ippolite is an Executive Director at Fifth Street. Mr. Ippolite joined the firm in June 2012.

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Senior Business Professionals

Steven M. Noreika, CPA, CFA

Steven M. Noreika, CPA, CFA

Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp., Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. and Fifth Street Management LLC

Steven M. Noreika is Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp., Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. and Fifth Street Management LLC. Mr. Noreika joined Fifth Street in September 2008.

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Michael M. Shannon

Michael M. Shannon

Managing Director, Chief of Staff and Director of Strategy

Michael M. Shannon is Managing Director, Chief of Staff and Director of Strategy at Fifth Street. He is responsible for helping the firm enhance efficiency, organization and communication platform-wide, as well as maximize value and develop new revenue opportunities for Fifth Street’s public entities.

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Brian T. Walter

Brian T. Walter

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Products

Brian T. Walter is Managing Director, Head of Institutional Products at Fifth Street. He oversees all business management responsibilities relating to Fifth Street's institutional products, including JVs, SMAs, CLOs, credit facilities and the firm's hedge fund, for which he also serves as Portfolio Manager.

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Kerry S. Acocella

Kerry S. Acocella

Executive Director, Legal

Kerry S. Acocella is Executive Director, Legal at Fifth Street. Ms. Acocella joined Fifth Street in February 2013.

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Ross A. Biddle

Ross A. Biddle

Chief Information and Technology Officer

Ross A. Biddle is Chief Information and Technology Officer at Fifth Street. Mr. Biddle joined the firm in 2013 and has over 23 years of experience in technology, focused on the design and implementation of IT infrastructure and the development and management of the teams needed to operate and support IT as a service.

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Robyn E. Friedman

Robyn E. Friedman

Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations

Robyn E. Friedman is Executive Director, Head of Investor Relations at Fifth Street. Ms. Friedman joined the firm in March 2014.

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