Stephen J. Czech
Mr. Czech has over 24 years of credit and corporate finance experience as well as a distinguished track record of establishing and running direct lending credit funds.Mr. Czech founded Czech Asset Management, L.P. (“CAM”), in December of 2011.Prior to founding CAM, from January of 2010 – December 2011, Mr. Czech was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of SJC Onshore Direct Lending Fund, L.P. and the SJC Offshore Capital Finance Fund, L.P. (collectively “SJC”), a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.From May 2009 – December 2009 Mr. Czech was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Gottex-SJC (“Gottex”).Prior to Gottex, Mr. Czech was the founder, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Contrarian Capital Finance, L.P. (“Contrarian”) from 2003 – 2008.Prior to joining Contrarian in 2003, Mr. Czech was employed by Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was the head of the Mezzanine Finance Group from 2001 to 2003. Prior to Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Czech was employed by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”) from 1998 to 2001. At DLJ, Mr. Czech was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Czech was also a Senior Credit Officer of ABN AMRO’s Leveraged Finance Group and a Vice President at Banc of America Securities. Mr. Czech is the founder and Co-Chairman of the Mikey Czech Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a Trustee of Bishop McCort Catholic High School.Mr. Czech received a B.S. from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.