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Steve Miller
Chairman

Robert S. (Steve) Miller joined as Chairman of MidOcean Partners in 2009. Mr. Miller, who is widely recognized for his broad operational experience, is currently Chairman of insurance conglomerate AIG as well as Chief Executive Officer at Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. Mr. Miller recently served as Chairman and CEO of auto parts giant Delphi Corporation (2005-2009). He has also held top leadership posts at many companies including Federal Mogul, Bethlehem Steel, Waste Management, and Morrison Knudson. Mr. Miller began his career in 1968 at Ford Motor Company and after more than a decade there joined Chrysler Corporation where he worked for 13 years, eventually serving as Vice Chairman. While at Chrysler, corporate staffs, financial services, international automotive operations, and non-automotive operations all reported to him. Mr. Miller led the financial negotiations with 400 bank lenders and the Federal government, which resulted in the Loan Guarantee Act bailout package in 1980 that saved Chrysler.

Following his time at Chrysler, Mr. Miller then joined James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., a New York investment bank, as a senior partner from 1992-1993. During this time Mr. Miller also served as an advisor to Olympia & York, a privately held real estate firm, as it restructured over $20 billion of debts.

Email: rsmiller@midoceanpartners.com


Elias Dokas
Managing Director

Elias Dokas focuses on investments in the Business and Media Services sector. Mr. Dokas has more than twenty years of private equity and investment banking experience. He began his career in 1991 as an investment professional at Merrill Lynch Capital Partners. Prior to joining MidOcean in 2008, Mr. Dokas was a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group where he spent eleven years.  Mr. Dokas received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Columbia University where he earned distinction in Physics.

Email: edokas@midoceanpartners.com


Deborah Hodges
MD, Chief Operating Officer

Debbie Hodges, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, joined MidOcean Partners at its inception. Prior to her current position, Ms. Hodges was Chief Operating Officer of DB Capital Partners. Previously, she was instrumental in building DB Capital Partners Fund-of-Funds business. Prior to joining DB Capital Partners, Ms. Hodges was with the Capital Management Group at Bankers Trust. Ms. Hodges received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her BA from Princeton University.

Email: dhodges@midoceanpartners.com


Barrett Gilmer
Managing Director

Barrett Gilmer is a Managing Director at MidOcean Partners and focuses on investments in the Business and Media Services sector. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Gilmer worked at Lehman Brothers in the Investment Banking Division.  Mr. Gilmer received a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College.

Email: bgilmer@midoceanpartners.com


Frank Schiff
Managing Director

Frank Schiff joined MidOcean Partners at its inception and focuses on investments in the Business Services sector. Prior to his current position as a Managing Director at MidOcean Partners, Mr. Schiff was a Managing Director at DB Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Schiff was a Partner at White & Case LLP, where he was head of the corporate department. Mr. Schiff received his JD, cum laude, from Cornell Law School and his BS, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado.

Email: fschiff@midoceanpartners.com


Andrew Spring
MD, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Spring, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, joined MidOcean Partners at its inception. Prior to his current position, Mr. Spring was a Director at DB Capital Partners. Mr. Spring also was an associate at White & Case LLP. Mr. Spring’s additional experience includes working as Counsel at Citigroup Investments, Inc. as Associate Counsel at World Color Press, Inc., and as a senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Spring received his JD, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School and his BS, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Email: aspring@midoceanpartners.com


Jonathan Marlow
Principal

Jonathan Marlow joined MidOcean Partners in 2009, and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to his current position, Mr. Marlow worked at Investcorp International Inc. in the private equity group. Prior to Investcorp, he served in a similar capacity at J.F. Lehman & Co., a lower middle market private equity firm focused on the aerospace, defense, marine and related niche industrial sectors. Before joining J.F. Lehman, Mr. Marlow was a financial analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in the investment banking department. Mr. Marlow received his B.A. cum laude, in Economics from Colby College.

Email: jmarlow@midoceanpartners.com


Daniel Penn
Principal

Daniel Penn joined MidOcean Partners in 2010 and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to joining MidOcean, he was a Vice President at Ripplewood Holdings focusing on investments in the Consumer, Financial Services and Media sectors. Previously, Mr. Penn was Associate at JP Morgan Partners (now known as CCMP Capital). Mr. Penn received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Commerce with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Email: dpenn@midoceanpartners.com


King Chong
Director of Tax

King C. Chong is the Director of Tax at MidOcean Partners and is responsible for the tax compliance, planning and reporting functions for MidOcean’s private equity and credit hedge funds. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Chong was a Managing Director at Fund Tax Services, where he was involved in advising alternative investment funds on tax planning and compliance. Previously, Mr. Chong was a Senior Vice President at The Blackstone Group responsible for the tax compliance, planning and reporting functions for the private equity, energy, and the tactical opportunities funds. Mr. Chong was also a Director of Tax at Mourant, Director of Tax at Bisys, Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and a Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Chong received his BS in Accounting from New York University and his MBA from St. John's University. Mr. Chong is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

Elizabeth Brewer
Vice President

Liz Brewer joined MidOcean Partners as a Finance Associate in 2010. Prior to joining MidOcean, Liz worked at Rockit Solutions, a wealth management firm, as a Partnership Administrator. Prior to that, Liz was a Senior Fund Accountant in a Private Equity group at State Street Bank. Liz graduated from Saint Anselm College with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Email: ebrewer@midoceanpartners.com


Andrew Gilbert
Vice President

Andrew Gilbert joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2011 and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Gilbert worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group, where he focused on debt capital raising for leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and recapitalizations. Mr. Gilbert graduated from Davidson College, where he received a B.A. in History.

Email: dgilbert@midoceanpartners.com


Noah Bishop
Associate

Noah Bishop joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2014 and concentrates on investments in the Business and Media Services sector.  Prior to MidOcean, he was an analyst with J.P. Morgan in their Leveraged Finance group, focusing on companies in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications space.  Noah graduated from Hamilton College where he received a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics.

Email: nbishop@midoceanpartners.com


Steven Loeffler
Associate

Steven Loeffler joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2013 and focuses on investments in the Consumer space. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Loeffler worked at Peter J. Solomon Company as an analyst, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the consumer, retail and media sectors. Mr. Loeffler graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Email: sloeffler@midoceanpartners.com


Sara Parker
Associate

Sara Parker joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2012 and focuses on investments in the Business Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, Ms. Parker worked at UBS Investment Bank as an analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. Ms. Parker graduated from Duke University, where she received a B.A. in Economics.

Email: sparker@midoceanpartners.com


Jay Royston
Associate

Jay Royston joined MidOcean Partners as an Associate in 2014 and focuses on investments in the Business and Media Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to joining MidOcean, he was an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked on a variety of advisory and capital raising assignments. Mr. Royston graduated from Duke University, where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Email: jroyston@midoceanpartners.com