Firm Leadership

Great Elm Capital Management, GECC’s external manager, is comprised of 14 experienced professionals across investments, operations and finance. With more than 100 years of aggregate investment experience, GECM employs a team of sector-focused investment professionals with extensive experience in leveraged finance.

GECC Officers

Peter A. Reed, President & Chief Executive Officer

Peter A. Reed is GECC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is a Director and Chairman of the Board of GECC and has served as one of Great Elm Capital Group’s directors since May 2015. Mr. Reed is a Portfolio Manager and partner at MAST, a Boston-based registered investment adviser. Mr. Reed currently serves as a director of International Wire Group Holdings Inc., a wire products manufacturing company, the chairman of the board of Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc, a retailer in the college bookstore industry, and a director of Avanti Communications Group plc, a UK-based satellite services provider. Prior to joining MAST in 2004, Mr. Reed was an investment banking analyst at Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, in-court and out-of-court financial restructurings, and debt and equity private placements for middle market companies. Mr. Reed is an ‘‘interested person’’ of GECC as defined in the 1940 Act due to his position as chief investment officer of GECM, GECC’s investment adviser.

Michael J. Sell, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Michael J. Sell is GECC’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining GECC, Mr. Sell was Full Circle’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since September 2013. Mr. Sell initially joined Full Circle Funding, LP, an affiliate of Full Circle Advisors, as a vice president in June 2008. From August 2010 through September 2012, Mr. Sell was employed by Full Circle’s sub- administrator, Conifer Financial Services, LLC (Conifer), where he focused on BDC accounting and financial reporting. In September 2012, Mr. Sell rejoined Full Circle Service Company and was appointed as Full Circle’s assistant secretary in December 2012. Prior to joining Full Circle Funding, LP, from January 2007 to May 2008, Mr. Sell was employed by Sky Bell Asset Management, LLC (Sky Bell) as its chief investment officer. From April 2006 through December 2006, Mr. Sell was an independent consultant, providing services to Full Circle Funding, LP as well as to other clients, including Agile Group, LLC (Agile) and Sky Bell. From May 2004 through April 2006, Mr. Sell was employed by Agile in various roles, where he was actively involved in operational and portfolio analysis for its hedge fund of funds. Mr. Sell began his career in September 2001 at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a senior assurance associate focused on the financial services industry, until departing in April 2004.

Robert Wilson, Chief Compliance Officer

Robert Wilson is GECC’s Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Wilson is also MAST’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Wilson oversees MAST’s management company finance, tax accounting functions and manages MAST’s compliance program. He is also a member of MAST’s Risk Committee, the Best Execution Committee and the Valuation Committee. Prior to joining MAST in 2014, Mr. Wilson was a vice president—fund accounting manager at JP Morgan’s Hedge Fund Services. Previously, he was a Controller at Ignis Asset Management, and BlueCrest Capital Management in London. Mr. Wilson started his career as a Controller at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Wilson is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a global CPA/CIMA designation.

GECM’s Investment Committee


Peter A. Reed

Peter A. Reed is GECC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is a Director and Chairman of the Board of GECC and has served as one of Great Elm Capital Group’s directors since May 2015. Mr. Reed is a Portfolio Manager and partner at MAST, a Boston-based registered investment adviser. Mr. Reed currently serves as a director of International Wire Group Holdings Inc., a wire products manufacturing company, the chairman of the board of Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc, a retailer in the college bookstore industry, and a director of Avanti Communications Group plc, a UK-based satellite services provider. Prior to joining MAST in 2004, Mr. Reed was an investment banking analyst at Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, in-court and out-of-court financial restructurings, and debt and equity private placements for middle market companies. Mr. Reed is an ‘‘interested person’’ of GECC as defined in the 1940 Act due to his position as chief investment officer of GECM, GECC’s investment adviser.

John S. Ehlinger

John S. Ehlinger is a Member of GECM’s Investment Committee. Mr. Ehlinger is also Head of Research at MAST, a Boston-based registered investment adviser. Prior to rejoining MAST, Mr. Ehlinger was the COO & CFO of Wellsense Technologies, a medical device start-up. Before joining Wellsense, Mr. Ehlinger was a Partner at MAST from 2006 to 2011, focusing on distressed and special situations investments. Prior to joining MAST, Mr. Ehlinger worked as a senior analyst and assistant high yield portfolio manager at DDJ Capital Management, LLC, a distressed and high yield debt-focused hedge fund. Before DDJ, Mr. Ehlinger worked as a senior credit analyst for AIG Global Investment Corporation and as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Los Angeles. Mr. Ehlinger started his career in Morgan Stanley's IT and Equity Research departments. Mr. Ehlinger earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and an AB from Columbia College. Mr. Ehlinger is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Charles River School in Dover, MA.

Adam M. Kleinman

Adam M. Kleinman is a Member of GECM’s Investment Committee. Mr. Kleinman is also a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at MAST. In this capacity, Mr. Kleinman oversees MAST’s operations department. He also assists the investment team with credit document analysis and transaction structuring. Mr. Kleinman is a member of the Investment Committee and the Valuation Committee and Chair of the Risk and Best Execution Committees. Prior to joining MAST in 2009, Mr. Kleinman was an Associate in the Banking and Leveraged Finance group at Bingham McCutchen LLP where he represented leading financial institutions, hedge funds and corporate borrowers in a broad range of commercial finance transactions, including syndicated debt financings, asset-based credit facilities and domestic and international debt workouts and restructurings. Mr. Kleinman is currently a Director of International Wire Group Holdings Inc., Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc, and Ezenia! Inc. Mr. Kleinman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Haverford College in 1997 with a BA in History and received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004.

Adam W. Yates

Adam W. Yates is a Member of GECM’s Investment Committee. Mr. Yates is also a Partner and the Head Trader at MAST. Mr. Yates manages MAST’s trading responsibilities and, as a member of the Investment Committee, works closely with the senior investment team in security selection and portfolio construction. Mr. Yates is also a member of MAST’s Risk Committee and Best Execution Committee. Prior to joining MAST in 2007, Mr. Yates was a New Business Coordinator at Appleton Partners, Inc. Mr. Yates graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University in 2005 with a BA in Quantitative Economics.

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