Brian D. FinnChairman
Brian Finn has over 35 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 acquired minority stakes in asset and wealth management firms. AMF made 22 investments in firms with over $75 Billion of Assets Under Management (AUM).
From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Finn was Chairman and Head of Alternative Investments (AI) at CS, one of the world’s leading alternative managers with over $100 Billion AUM. During his tenure, CS launched a series of new 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).
Mr. Finn 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 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 Scotts Miracle Gro and Owl Rock Capital. He is an active private investor including a focus on technology and health care start-ups. He is Chairman of Covr Financial Technologies and an Investment Partner at Nyca Partners (fintech VC) as well as a board member of number of early stage companies.
He has previously 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.
Mr. Finn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.