Team

Marc Lasry
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founded Avenue in 1995. Mr. Lasry also served as Chairman of the board of directors of Boulevard I from February 2014 until the completion of the AgroFresh acquisition on July 31, 2015. Distressed investing has been the focus of his professional career for over 30 years. Prior to founding Avenue in 1995, Mr. Lasry co-founded Amroc Investments, LLC, or Amroc, and prior to that, managed capital for Amroc Investments, L.P., a distressed debt investment firm organized in association with the Robert M. Bass Group and a predecessor to Amroc. Prior to that, Mr. Lasry served as Co-Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company and as Director of the Private Debt Department at Smith Vasiliou Management. Mr. Lasry clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York.  Throughout his career, Mr. Lasry has served on the board of advisors/directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit public and private companies that are not affiliated with Avenue, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 92nd Street Y, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Global Endowment Management.  Mr. Lasry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Clark University and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

Stephen S. Trevor
President, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary

Mr. Trevor is a Portfolio Manager focused on private debt, private equity and distressed for control investments at Avenue Capital Group. Mr. Trevor served as Boulevard I’s President, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary and a director from its inception in October 2013 until the completion of the AgroFresh acquisition on July 31, 2015, and Mr. Trevor continues to serve as a director of AgroFresh. From February 2011 to January 2012, Mr. Trevor served as Senior Advisor to United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.  From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Trevor held various leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, including co-head of Merchant Banking and Private Equity, global co-head of Investment Management and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s management and risk committees.  During his time at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Trevor oversaw capital raises for Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V, Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia Fund 3. He also sat on the investment committees of funds totaling $25 billion of assets under management and with more than 600 employees. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Trevor was a partner and managing director in the Principal Investment Area in Goldman Sachs. During his fifteen year tenure, Mr. Trevor, who was based in New York, London and Hong Kong, headed multiple Goldman Sachs initiatives, including leading Goldman Sachs Capital Partners’ investing activities in Germany and served on the Principal Investment Area’s Investment and Operating committees. Mr. Trevor has served on the board of directors of various companies, including Berry Plastics Corporation, Capmark Financial Group, Cobalt International Energy, L.P., Cognis, Deutsche Kabel, Messer Griesheim Holding and Wincor Nixdorf. Mr. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology from Columbia College, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and was a member of the United States Olympic Fencing teams in 1984 and 1988.

Thomas Larkin
Chief Financial Officer

Since April 2011, Mr. Larkin has served as the chief financial officer of Avenue and various entities controlled by Avenue. He is responsible for Avenue’s accounting, operations, and tax functions. Mr. Larkin also served as Boulevard I’s Chief Financial Officer from November 2013 until the completion of the AgroFresh acquisition on July 31, 2015. Prior to joining Avenue in 2011, Mr. Larkin was the chief operating officer of Ellington Management Group, where he was responsible for the firm’s accounting, operational and financial activities. Prior to joining Ellington in 2004, Mr. Larkin served as chief financial officer of Resurgence Asset Management, an investment management firm specializing in securities of financially distressed companies. At Resurgence, Mr. Larkin was responsible for all accounting and financial operations. Prior to joining Resurgence in 1997, he was the controller of Concord International Investments Group, a multinational investment management firm. Mr. Larkin started  his career  at Ernst  & Young,  where he provided  auditing  and consulting  services to companies  in a variety of industries,  including  hedge  funds, mutual  funds, and oil and gas concerns. Mr. Larkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College.

Randy Takian
Vice President of Acquisitions

Since November 2010, Mr. Takian has served as Avenue's Head of Public Fund Strategy, with over $2 billion in assets under management, which includes our mutual funds. Prior to joining Avenue in 2010, he held various roles at Morgan Stanley's Asset Management (MSIM) from January 2007 to September 2010, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Americas Distribution, Product and Marketing as well as the Corporate Development team. Prior roles at MSIM included heading strategy and product development and the $10 billion AUM Senior Loan business for the Alternatives Group. He joined Morgan Stanley from Bank of America, where Mr. Takian led the strategy and mergers and acquisitions team for the Global Wealth & Investment Management businesses. He is on the Board of Directors and the Principal Executive Officer for the Avenue Mutual Funds Trust, and a past board member of Kabu, a public company in Japan. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the largest social services organization on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Mr. Takian graduated from Brown University with dual degrees in Economics and International Relations.

Robert J. Campbell
Independent Director

Since November 2011, Mr. Campbell has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Enstar Group Limited, an insurance run-off company, and has served as its independent director since November 2007. Mr. Campbell has served as an independent director of Camden National Corporation, a public holding company, since 1999, and is a member of its audit committee and chair of its capital committee. Since January 1991, Mr. Campbell has served as a partner at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC, a private investment advisory firm. Mr. Campbell has also served on Boulevard I’s (now known as AgroFresh) board of directors since February 2014. Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Williams College.

Joel Citron
Independent Director

Since June 2009, Mr. Citron has served as the chief investment officer and managing member of TAH Management/TAH Capital Partners, a private investment management firm, and since October 2008, as the chief executive officer of Tenth Avenue Holdings, a related holding company. Mr. Citron also served on Boulevard I’s board of directors from February 2014 until the completion of the AgroFresh acquisition on July 31, 2015. From January 2006 through December 2008, Mr. Citron served as managing partner of Jove Partners, a hedge fund and private equity firm, and from January 2002 through September 2008, as the chief executive officer of Jovian Holdings, a privately held investment and operating company. Mr. Citron also serves as the chairman of the board of trustees of Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund, or ACP, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act with publicly traded shares, and Avenue Mutual Funds Trust, or AMFT, a non-diversified, open-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act, since December 2010 and May 2012, respectively. From September 2011 to May 2015, Mr. Citron served as the chairman of Oasmia, AB, a Swedish publicly traded biotechnology company. Since June 2010, Mr. Citron has served as chairman of Tenth Avenue Commerce, a privately held e-commerce company, and since January 2015 as chairman of Evolution Gaming Group AB, a publicly-traded provider of live casino systems in Europe. Mr. Citron has served as a director of Attivio, Inc., a privately held software company, since December 2009, and Hello Products LLC, a privately held consumer package goods company, since March 2013. Mr. Citron’s community involvement includes serving as the president of the board of The Heschel School in New York, NY, a member of the board of counselors, and a member of Shoah foundation at the University of Southern California. Mr. Citron holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Darren Thompson
Independent Director

Since June 2011, Mr. Thompson has served as the managing member of RailField Partners, LLC, a private investment and advisory firm. Mr. Thompson is also an independent consultant, and has acted in this capacity since September 2010, after serving as a special advisor at the American Express Company  from January 2010 through August 2010, and as chief financial officer of Revolution Money, Inc., a payment network, or Revolution Money, prior to its acquisition by the American Express Company in January 2010. Mr. Thompson also served on Boulevard I’s board of directors from February 2014 until the completion of the AgroFresh acquisition on July 31, 2015. Mr. Thompson has also previously served as an officer at Fannie Mae and managing director of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Thompson also serves as a trustee of ACP and AMFT since December 2010 and May 2012, respectively. Mr. Thompson holds an Atrium Baccalaureus in Biochemistry from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.