Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Goldthorpe is a Managing Partner of BCP Credit and serves as Chairman of the board of directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Logan Ridge Finance Corporation. He also serves in similar capacities for Portman Ridge Finance Corporation and BC Partners Lending Corporation, both of which are BDC’s affiliated with BC Partners. He joined BC Partners LLP to open BCP Credit in 2017. He was previously President of Apollo Investment Corporation and the Chief Investment Officer of Apollo Investment Management where he was the head of its U.S. Opportunistic Platform and also oversaw the Private Origination business. He was also a member of Apollo’s firm-wide Senior Management Committee. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Goldthorpe worked at Goldman Sachs for 13 years where he most recently ran the bank loan distressed investing desk. He was previously the head of Principal Capital Investing for the Special Situations Group. Mr. Goldthorpe launched BC Partners’ credit business in 2017 and oversees a team of experienced credit professionals. As a Managing Partner of BC Partners LLP, Mr. Goldthorpe is also a member of the Investment Committee of the private equity business.
George Grunebaum joined Ashmore in 2008. He is Chief Executive Officer of Ashmore Investment Management (US) Corp. He is President of Ashmore Funds, a series of US registered mutual funds. 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. Prior to that, he was co-Managing Partner of Dolomite Capital Management and one of the founding partners of the firm. He began his career in finance in 1986, joining Chase Investment Banks’ Latin America corporate finance division. In 1987, he was asked to join the newly formed Debt Arbitrage Group and from 1988 to 1995, worked in various capacities as an Emerging Markets trader. In 1995, he was asked to run global client trading for the Emerging Markets group and in 1998, was given additional responsibility for global principal risk taking in Emerging Market credit, and for local interest rates and Emerging Market equities in 2001. George continued to work at the firm and its successor institutions and was elected co-chairman of the Emerging Markets Traders Association (EMTA) in 2001, until his retirement from JPMorgan Chase in May 2005. He received his BA from Hamilton College. He is licensed as a Series 7, Series 24, and Series 63 Registered Representative.
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.
Alex Duka is currently the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Acceleration Bay LLC, a patent investment and technology acceleration business headquartered in San Mateo, CA. 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. Duka is responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, Strategic Relationships, New Ventures and Acquisitions. He joined the firm in September 2017. Alex previously spent 20 years at Citigroup and was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions group in Global Banking, retiring in February 2017. He was the senior banker responsible for managing Citi’s banking relationships with a number of high profile traditional and alternative asset management companies. He oversaw all financings, capital markets activity, M&A and the provision of other banking services and advice for this client base. He also worked with these asset managers to develop a new generation of permanent capital vehicles, including Business Development Companies, REITs, Closed End Funds, and European Listed Vehicles. Prior to Citi, he worked at Bank of New York and United Jersey Bank. Mr. Duka received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.