Brian D. FinnChairman
Brian Finn has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry as well as a variety of corporate and philanthropic board roles.
In 2013 Mr. Finn retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Finance Corp (AMF) and as a Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse (CS).
AMF is a private investment firm that acquires passive minority stakes in private asset management and wealth management firms. AMF made 22 investments with an emphasis on Alternative Investment firms. At the time of Mr. Finn’s retirement the AMF portfolio included 17 investments with over $75 Billion of Assets Under Management.
From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Finn was Chairman and Head of Alternative Investments (AI) at CS. At the time AI had total Assets Under Management in excess of $100 Billion. During his tenure he and colleagues also launched a series of new Alternative Investment managers including GSO (now Blackstone-GSO), Global Infrastructure Partners (partnership with General Electric), China Renaissance Capital (China Private Equity), Gulf Capital (Middle East-North Africa PE), Mubadala Infrastructure Partners (Middle East Infrastructure in partnership with Mubadala and GE), Ospraie Special Opportunities (Commodities PE), Hudson Clean Energy (Alternative Energy PE) and Matlin Patterson (distressed), among others.
Mr. Finn has held many positions within CS and its predecessor firms, including President of Credit Suisse First Boston, President of Investment Banking, Co-President of Institutional Securities, CEO of Credit Suisse USA and a member of the Office of the Chairman of CSFB. He was also a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group.
He began his career in 1982 as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group (M&A) at The First Boston Corporation, ultimately becoming Co-Head of M&A in 1993. He has advised or been lead principal on dozens of transactions worth well over $100 Billion.
From 1997 to 2002 he was a partner at the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. He rejoined CS in 2002.
Mr. Finn is a Strategic Advisor to KKR, member of the boards of Duff & Phelps Corporation and BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation. He has perviously been a member of the boards of Baxter International, Telemundo, MGM Pictures, Nu-Kote International, U.S. Office Products, ICO-Teledesic, Dynatech, and iship.com.
Mr. Finn is past Chairman of the Undergraduate Executive Board of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Vice Chairman of the Board of the City Kids Foundation and a member of the Boards of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation and the Starmar Foundation.