Management Team

Jason W. Reese, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jason W. Reese has been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since May 5, 2023. Mr. Reese is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Capital Asset Management, LLC (“ICAM”) and the Co-Founder of Imperial Capital, LLC (“Imperial Capital”), both founded in 1997. ICAM is a registered investment advisor which has managed various hedge funds, investment partnerships, a private REIT and a private equity fund. Imperial Capital is a registered broker-dealer. During his time at Imperial Capital, Mr. Reese formed Monomoy Properties REIT, LLC in 2014, focusing on the Industrial Outdoor Storage sector and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Mr. Reese is also a founding member of City Ventures, LLC, a California-based private home builder, and has served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 2009. Prior to Imperial Capital, Mr. Reese was a principal with Gordon Investment Corporation, a merchant banking firm in New York and Dallas, where he focused on investing in distressed real estate transactions, high yield securities and leveraged buyouts. Prior to his time with Gordon, Mr. Reese worked in the Corporate Finance Group at PaineWebber in New York. Mr. Reese graduated with honors from Yale University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Adam M. Kleinman, President

Adam M. Kleinman has been our President since March 21, 2018. Mr. Kleinman is GECC’s Chief Compliance Officer and GECM’s President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Kleinman was a Partner, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of MAST Capital from 2009 to September 2017. Prior to joining MAST Capital, Mr. Kleinman was an associate in the Banking and Leverage Finance group at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he represented 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 has been our Chief Operating Officer since September 6, 2022. Prior to joining GEG, 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 Magnetar 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.

Keri Davis, Chief Financial Officer

Keri A. Davis has been our Chief Financial Officer since May 15, 2023. Ms. Davis has over fifteen years of finance and accounting experience in the asset management space. In addition to her role as CFO of GEG, she has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Great Elm Capital Corp. (“GECC”) since March 2019. Prior to these positions, Ms. Davis served as SEC Reporting Manager of GEG and GECC. Prior to joining Great Elm, Ms. Davis served as a Senior Manager in the Audit practice of PwC, a multinational professional services firm focusing on audit and assurance, tax, and consulting services. While at PwC, Ms. Davis was part of the Financial Services industry group from 2005 to 2017, focusing primarily on Asset Management clients in the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco offices. Ms. Davis holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a Certified Public Accountant.