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Thomas M. Finke has served as a Non-Executive Director of our company since December 2020, and is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Finke served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barings from 2016 through 2020 when he retired. He joined Barings predecessor Babson Capital Management in 2002 when Babson acquired First Union Institutional Debt Management. Mr. Finke was appointed Chairman and CEO of Babson Capital in December of 2008, and also served as EVP and CIO of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company from 2008 until 2011. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University’s School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.
Mr. Finke ’s service as Chairman and CEO of Barings, an international investment management firm with over $300 billion of assets under management, and his other executive positions throughout his career provide Mr. Finke with an astute understanding of the skills needed for exemplary leadership and management that will benefit our Board.
Mr. Finke’s 34-year financial career has included roles in both the banking and investment management industries providing him with an extensive knowledge of the investment management industry.
Public company board experience
Mr. Finke is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Adara Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. In his role at Barings, Mr. Finke served as a director of the Barings Funds Trusts, Barings Global Short Duration Fund and Barings Business Development Corp.