Michael Gross

BBA '83
Chairman & CEO
SLR Investment Corp.

Career Background

Mr. Gross currently serves as the managing member of the investment advisor, SLR Investment Corp., which he co-founded in 2006. He has been chairman of the board of directors, chief executive officer and president of Solar Capital Ltd. and Solar Senior Capital Ltd. since 2007 and 2010, respectively. From February 2004 through February 2006, Mr. Gross was the president and chief executive officer of Apollo Investment Corporation, a publicly traded BDC that he founded, and he also served as chairman of the board of directors and investment committee from February 2004 to July 2006. Mr. Gross was also the managing partner of Apollo Investment Management, L.P., and the investment advisor to Apollo Investment Corporation.

From 1990 to February 2006, Mr. Gross was a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P., and a leading private equity firm which he founded in 1990 with five other persons. During his tenure there, Mr. Gross was a member of an investment committee that was responsible for overseeing such investments. In addition, from 2003 to February 2006, Mr. Gross was the managing partner of Apollo Distressed Investment Fund, an investment fund he founded to invest principally in non- control oriented distressed debt and other investment securities of leveraged companies. Prior to his time at Apollo Management, L.P., Mr. Gross was employed by Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated.

Mr. Gross holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.