Robert Warshauer is the Chief Executive Officer of BLST Holdings, LLC, the parent of Bluestem Brands, a billion dollar consumer finance online and catalog retailer. He is also an independent director of Portman Ridge Finance Corporation and BC Partners Lending Corporation, both of which are BDC’s affiliated with BC Partners. Mr. Warshauer has over 25 years of experience in financings, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. Mr. Warshauer was a Managing Director of Imperial Capital, Head of Investment Banking - New York Office and Co-Head of Restructuring. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, he was a MD at Kroll Zolfo Cooper, where he advised clients on operational issues, acquisitions and recapitalizations. He was a MD and member of the Board of Directors and the Commitment Committee of Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC, and its predecessor firm, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC. He has also held the position of CEO and President of a branded retail business with over 500 locations and 5,000 employees, been the CEO of an international business services and manufacturing company with operations in 16 countries, and served as President and a member of the Board of Directors of a publicly traded technology company. He received his M.B.A. from New York University and his B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and currently serves on several corporate and charitable Boards of Directors.