Mr. Hunt serves as Chairman of the Board of THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCRD). He also serves as Executive Chairman and a Director of THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform. In 2007, Mr. Hunt founded the THL Credit business in association with Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP, and led the business as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer from inception through July 2014.
Prior to founding THL Credit, Mr. Hunt was Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Bison Capital which he co-founded in 2001. Previously, he was President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and an Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Investments, Inc. (subsequently, AIG SunAmerica) through 2000. At SunAmerica, Mr. Hunt was responsible for high-yielding investments including private placements, acquisition financing, term loans and portfolio purchases, structured finance and corporate acquisitions. The asset portfolio managed by Mr. Hunt exceeded $8 billion, with total investments of more than $19 billion during his tenure. Investments were partially made through five CDOs (collateralized debt obligations) exceeding $3.5 billion. He was President and CEO of the Anchor Pathway Funds and SunAmerica Series Trust with assets exceeding $11 billion. For SunAmerica, Mr. Hunt was the executive responsible for the acquisition of First City Texas Leasing in 1991, Southeast Bank Leasing in 1993 and Imperial Premium Finance in 1994 and served as the senior officer managing these finance companies. Mr. Hunt joined SunAmerica in 1990 from the Davis Companies, a private equity investment firm, where he was responsible for acquisitions.
Prior to that he worked at Citicorp for over 14 years, where he held a variety of leveraged lending, credit and finance positions, culminating in the role of Senior Credit Officer and Vice President / Area Head for the Far West U.S. leveraged lending group. At Citicorp, Mr. Hunt also had responsibilities for various workout transactions and the Western asset based lending group.
Mr. Hunt currently serves on the board of directors of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI)). Mr. Hunt is a former Chairman and member of the board of directors of Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC, formerly Lead Trustee for Falcon Financial (Nasdaq: FLCN), and a former member of the boards of directors of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), Primus Guaranty Ltd, LLC. (NYSE: PRS), CLS Worldwide Services, LLC, GTS Holdings, Inc., Helinet Aviation Services, LLC, Metagenics, Inc., Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS) and Mobile Storage Group.
Mr. Hunt earned his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at El Paso.
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