Management Team

Peter A. Reed, Chief Executive Officer

Peter A. Reed is the Chief Executive Officer of GEG. Prior to joining Great Elm, Mr. Reed was a Portfolio Manager and Partner at a Boston-based registered investment adviser from 2004 to 2017. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Reed was an investment banking analyst at Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, in-court and out-of-court financial restructurings, and debt and equity private placements for middle market companies. Mr. Reed graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2002.

Adam M. Kleinman, President

Adam M. Kleinman is the President of GEG and GECM, as well as the Chief Compliance Officer of GECC. Prior to joining Great Elm, Mr. Kleinman was a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at a Boston-based registered investment adviser from 2009 to 2017. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Kleinman was an Associate in the Banking and Leveraged Finance group at Bingham McCutchen LLP where he represented leading financial institutions, hedge funds and corporate borrowers in a broad range of commercial finance transactions, including syndicated debt financings, asset-based credit facilities and domestic and international debt workouts and restructurings. Mr. Kleinman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Haverford College in 1997 with a BA in History and received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004.

Nichole Milz, Chief Operating Officer

Nichole Milz is the Chief Operating Officer of GEG. Prior to joining Great Elm, Mrs. Milz spent 16 years at Magnetar Capital where she worked in various senior operations, finance and strategy roles. At Magnetar, she served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and ESG Officer of the Energy and Infrastructure Group as well as a member of the Energy & Infrastructure management committee. Mrs. Milz also served as Treasurer of Star Peak Energy Transition Corp. and Star Peak Corp. II, two alternative energy-focused Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations. Prior to Magnetar, Mrs. Milz spent four years at Citadel as Head of Capital Structure Analysis, a team supporting the Global Credit group in financial modeling and fundamental credit analysis. She began her career in Assurance & Advisory Business Services at Ernst & Young. Mrs. Milz received a Master of Professional Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin in 1997.

Brent J. Pearson, Chief Financial Officer

Brent J. Pearson is the Chief Financial Officer of GEG. Prior to joining Great Elm, Mr. Pearson was a Senior Manager in the audit practice at Deloitte, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility from 2005 - 2018. Mr. Pearson received a Masters in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant