Michael B. Lazar

Senior Advisor at Star Mountain Capital LLC

Michael B. Lazar

Michael B. Lazar

Senior Advisor at Star Mountain Capital LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

BlackRock Capital Investment Corp.

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582

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1969

Age

50

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Mafco Consolidated Group, Inc.

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Former Director & Chief Executive Officer at BlackRock Capital Investment Corp.

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Chairman at Star Mountain Capital LLC

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General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at 52nd Street Capital Advisors LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at 52nd Street Capital Advisors LLC

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at BDCA Adviser LLC

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Managing Director at 52nd Street Capital Advisors LLC

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Co-Chief Executive Officer Member of the Kelso Management Committee & Investment Partner at Kelso & Co. LP

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Senior Advisory Partner Managing Director at Kelso & Co. LP

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CIO & Co-Head of Credit at BlackRock Fund Advisors

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Michael B. Lazar
Senior Advisor at Star Mountain Capital LLC
Education
B.A., cum laude

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

Career History
Senior Advisor
Current

Star Mountain invests as a strategic partner alongside proven and leading private equity, credit and mezzanine fund managers with a focus on funds licensed by the U.S. Government’s Small Business Administration’s SBIC fund program which provides investors with access to fixed-rate financing based on the U.S. Government’s current 10-year Treasury rate. In addition to often being the largest limited partner investor in fund managers who focus on the small and medium-sized business marketplace, Star Mountain’s “Collaborative Ecosystem” provides much more than just capital. Star Mountain provides co-investment capital to help execute transactions, helps develop and implement best practices, assists with generating top quality deal flow and adds value to fund managers’ portfolios of operating companies to maximize value for all stakeholders.

Chief Operating Officer
2004 - 2015

BlackRock Capital Investment Corp. is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through our debt and equity investments. The firm invests primarily in middle-market companies and target investments throughout the capital structure that provide an attractive risk-adjusted return. The company was founded by on April 13, 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Managing Director & Principal
1993 - 2006

Kelso & Co. seeks to realize significant long-term capital gains by investing in equity, equity-related and other securities and obligations of entities undergoing LBOs and recapitalizations and that require capital for operations or business expansion. Kelso's funds primarily pursue investment opportunities in growing middle-market companies across a broad range of industries. The firm is primarily engaged in the purchase of significant ownership of businesses, including private companies, divisions or subsidiaries of public or private companies, public companies through recapitalizations or going private transactions and significant blocks of stock from public or private companies seeking equity capital or persons seeking liquidity. They focus on a variety of sectors including manufacturing, communications & media, distribution & services. consumer & retail, chemicals, healthcare, energy, textiles & apparel and transportation and logistics.Kelso generally seeks control-oriented equity investments in companies led by strong management teams that are responsible for strategic growth and day-to-day company operations. The firm may take minority stakes in companies, typically in conjunction with board representation or other significant shareholders' rights, or may join with other investors as a member of a control group. They do not engage in hostile acquisitions or substantial dismantling or liquidation of companies. Kelso is a long-term investor, typically retaining equity ownership for five to seven years. Ownership values are realized by a number of exit strategies, including public stock offering, recapitalization, sale back to the company, sale to a financial buyer and sale to a corporate buyer.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2013 - 2015

BlackRock Capital Investment Corp. is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through our debt and equity investments. The firm invests primarily in middle-market companies and target investments throughout the capital structure that provide an attractive risk-adjusted return. The company was founded by on April 13, 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
2003 - Prior

Waste Services, Inc. operates as a integrated solid waste services company. It provides collection, transfer, landfill disposal and recycling services for the commercial, industrial and residential industries. It was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Burlington, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Armkel LLC manufactures personal care products. Its products include Trojan & Naturalamb condoms, First Response & Answer pregnancy/ovulation test kits and Lineance European Body Essentials & Nair depilatories. The company is headquartered in Princeton, NJ

Director, New York Division
Prior

March of Dimes is the non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. The organization works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March of Dimes was founded on January 3, 1938 and is headquartered in White Plains, NY.

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