Corporate Governance Biography
Board of Director
Mr. Klein became our director in November 2009. Mr. Klein joined affiliates of Avenue Capital Management II, L.P., or Avenue, in 2004, and is currently a Portfolio Manager at Avenue where he assists with the direction of the investment activities of the Avenue U.S. strategy with a particular focus on restructurings and transactions while previously directing the investment activities of the Avenue Trade Claims funds. Previously, Mr. Klein was a Senior Vice President of the Avenue U.S. Funds. In such capacity, Mr. Klein was responsible for managing restructuring activities and identifying, analyzing and modeling investment opportunities for the Avenue U.S. strategy. Prior to joining Avenue, Mr. Klein was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where his responsibilities included restructuring advisory work, financial sponsors coverage, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Prior to Lehman, Mr. Klein worked in sales, marketing and engineering as an aerospace engineer for The Boeing Company. Mr. Klein currently serves, or has served, on the boards of Chassix, Gravity Oilfield Services, NextWave Holdco and American Media. Mr. Klein is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Klein holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, conferred with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. in Finance, conferred as a Palmer Scholar, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Klein should serve on the Board based upon his 23 years of experience as a financial advisor and investment manager.