SCP Team

Solar Capital Partners’ mission to offer diversified financing solutions to middle market borrowers and attractive investment products for investors is made possible by our dedicated team of investment and business professionals. Each of our businesses across the SCP platform are led by a dedicated group of senior investment professionals many of whom have worked together at previous firms and have experience investing across economic cycles. These long-dated working relationships reinforce our credit culture and enable a common and disciplined approach to underwriting and risk management.

co-founders

Michael Gross

Mr. Gross is a co-founder and managing member of the investment adviser, Solar Capital Partners, LLC. He is chairman of the board of directors and co-chief executive officer of Solar Capital Ltd. (and previously its predecessor entity Solar Capital LLC), Solar Senior Capital Ltd. and SCP Private Credit Income BDC LLC.

From February 2004 through February 2006, Mr. Gross was the president and chief executive officer of Apollo Investment Corporation, a publicly traded BDC that he founded, and he also served as chairman of the board of directors and investment committee from February 2004 to July 2006. Mr. Gross was also the managing partner of ...

Apollo Investment Management, L.P., the investment adviser to Apollo Investment Corporation.

From 1990 to February 2006, Mr. Gross was a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P., a leading private equity firm which he founded in 1990 with five other colleagues. During his tenure there, Mr. Gross was a member of an investment committee that was responsible for overseeing investments. In addition, from 2003 to February 2006, Mr. Gross was the managing partner of Apollo Distressed Investment Fund, an investment fund he founded to invest principally in non-control oriented distressed debt and other investment securities of leveraged companies. Prior to his time at Apollo Management, L.P., Mr. Gross was employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated.

Mr. Gross holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Bruce Spohler

Mr. Spohler is a co-founder and managing member of the investment adviser, Solar Capital Partners, LLC. He is co-chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Solar Capital Ltd., Solar Senior Capital Ltd. and SCP Private Credit Income BDC LLC.

Previously, Mr. Spohler was a managing director and a former co-head of U.S. Leveraged Finance for CIBC World Markets. He held numerous senior roles at CIBC World Markets, including serving on the U.S. Management Committee, Global Executive Committee and the Deals Committee, which approves all of CIBC World Markets’ U.S. corporate ...

finance debt capital decisions. During his tenure, he was responsible for senior loan, high yield and mezzanine origination and execution, as well as CIBC World Markets’ below investment grade loan portfolio in the U.S. As a co-head of U.S. Leveraged Finance, he oversaw over 300 capital raising and merger and acquisition transactions, comprising over $40 billion in market capitalization.

He joined CIBC World Markets in 1995 when it acquired The Argosy Group, of which Mr. Spohler was a founding member and managing director. Prior to The Argosy Group, Mr. Spohler was employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated.

Mr. Spohler earned a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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First Name Last Name Role Entity Location
Michael Gross Co-Founder and Managing Member SCP New York, NY
Bruce Spohler Co-Founder and Managing Member SCP New York, NY
Stacey Allen Executive Vice President, Gemino Healthcare Finance (“Gemino”) Gemino Philadelphia, PA
Leon An Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Joseph Arthurs Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Monica Bair Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
David Berko Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Neil Bonanno Originations - Life Science Lending SCP New York, NY
Robert Burns Originations - Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Phil Carlson Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nations Equipment Finance ("NEF") SCP/NEF Norwalk, CT
Frank Centrone Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Ryan Chung Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Catia Correia Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Jeff Goldrich Asset-Based Lending, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, North Mill Capital (“NMC”) NMC Princeton, NJ
Philip Guerin Sponsor Coverage and Originations - Cash Flow Lending SCP New York, NY
Cedric Henley Risk Management, Chief Risk Officer - Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Eric Herr Originations - Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Kyle Jordan Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Christopher Kalakay Originations - Life Science Lending SCP New York, NY
Evan Kellner Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Jeta Krasniqi Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Diane Landau Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Sean Lasher Investor Relations SCP New York, NY
Gary Lembo Originations - Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
David Mait Cash Flow Lending SCP New York, NY
Eric Meyers Investor Relations & Business Development SCP New York, NY
Robert Molina Originations – Life Science Lending SCP New York, NY
Nandan Munshi Life Science Lending SCP New York, NY
Shelley Nolden Investor Relations SCP New York, NY
Richard Peteka Chief Financial Officer SCP New York, NY
Richard Pivirotto Investor Relations & Business Development SCP New York, NY
Michael Pizette Asset-Based Lending, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Crystal Financial ("Crystal") Crystal Boston, MA
Sanjeet Raman Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Julie Reyes Cash Flow Lending, Co-Chief Risk Officer SCP New York, NY
Jed Roper Originations - Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Tom Schneider Asset-Based Lending, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gemino Healthcare Finance ("Gemino") Gemino Philadelphia, PA
Eddie Shagas Cash Flow Lending SCP New York, NY
Mitch Soiefer Lender Finance, Cash Flow Lending and Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Jodi Solieri Office Manager SCP New York, NY
Anthony Storino Life Science Lending SCP New York, NY
Jack Strougo Investor Relations SCP New York, NY
Eric Su Cash Flow Lending & Specialty Finance SCP New York, NY
Krishna Thiyagarajan Cash Flow Lending, Co-Chief Risk Officer SCP New York, NY
Dan Tortoriello Asset-Based Lending, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, North Mill Capital ("NMC") NMC Princeton, NJ
Michael Valentino Finance & Operations SCP New York, NY
Edan Yacobovsky Cash Flow Lending SCP New York, NY