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Senior Management
John Francis Barry III
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
M. Grier Eliasek
President & Chief Operating Officer
Brian H. Oswald
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of PSEC
Daria Becker
Head of Administration and Chief Compliance Officer of PCM


John Francis Barry III

John is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) and of Prospect Capital Management (PCM). John is Chairman of PCM’s Investment Committee and has been an officer of PCM (and predecessors) since 1990.

In addition to overseeing PSEC and PCM, John has served on the boards of directors of more than a dozen private and public portfolio companies, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bondnet Trading Systems, Inc. John also has served on the Board of Advisors of USEC, Inc., a publicly-traded energy company.

From 1988 to 1989, John managed the Corporate Finance Department of L.F. Rothschild & Company. From 1983 to 1988, John was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. From 1979 to 1983, John was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. From 1978 to 1979, John served as Law Clerk to Circuit Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City. John served from 1999 until 2011 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mathematics Foundation of America, a non-profit foundation that enhances opportunities in mathematics education for students from diverse backgrounds.

John received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he was a University Scholar.

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M. Grier Eliasek

Mr. Eliasek is President and Chief Operating Officer of Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) and a Managing Director of Prospect Capital Management (PCM) and Prospect Administration. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Prospect Capital Corporation.

At Prospect Capital, Mr. Eliasek is responsible for leading the Prospect team of professionals in the origination and assessment of investments. Prior to Prospect Capital, Mr. Eliasek served as a Managing Director with Prospect Street Ventures, an investment management firm which, together with its predecessors, has invested in excess of $1.5 billion in senior loan, mezzanine, bridge loan, private equity, and venture capital structures through publicly traded closed-end funds and private limited partnerships.

Prior to joining Prospect, Mr. Eliasek served as a consultant with Bain & Company, a global strategy consulting firm, where he managed engagements for companies in several different industries. At Bain, Mr. Eliasek analyzed new lines of businesses, developed market strategies, revamped sales organizations, and improved operational performance.

Mr. Eliasek received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Eliasek received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar and a Rodman Scholar.

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Brian H. Oswald

Mr. Oswald is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) and has 30 years of experience. Prior to joining Prospect, Mr. Oswald spent two years with the Structured Finance Division of GSC Group, most recently as Managing Director of Finance. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Oswald was the Chief Accounting Officer at Capital Trust, Inc., a self-managed finance and investment management REIT which specializes in credit-sensitive structured financial products. In 2003, he was elevated to Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Capital Trust, a position he held until 2005. During his tenure with Capital Trust, the company completed its public offering which recapitalized the company and raised three private equity funds. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Oswald served as the Corporate Controller for Magic Solutions, Inc., an international computer software company and led the expansion and surveillance of three international sites. He was the Director of Financial Reporting and Subsidiary Accounting for River Bank America from 1995 to 1996 and assisted in raising new capital for the bank. From 1992 to 1994, he was the Executive Vice President and President of Gloversville Federal Savings and Loan Association. Mr. Oswald began his career in 1982 at KPMG Peat Marwick where he held various positions over his ten-year tenure, finishing as a senior manager in the financial institutions group. Mr. Oswald holds a BA from Moravian College and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Management Accountant.

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Daria Becker

Ms. Becker is Head of Administration and has over 30 years of financial and investment experience. She joined Prospect Capital Management (PCM) in 1998. Ms. Becker oversees PCM’s operations and finances. Ms. Becker is Chief Compliance Officer of PCM. From 1985 to 1998, Ms. Becker managed a family office which specialized in hedge fund and alternative investments. From 1986 to 1992, she also managed a real estate partnership. Ms. Becker began her professional career in 1978 at Citibank NA. From 1978 to 1984, she was an officer at Citibank NA, focusing on lending and new business development. She also held senior positions in marketing at Citibank. Ms. Becker is the spouse of Mr. Barry. Ms. Becker graduated from Wellesley College Phi Beta Kappa and Durant Scholar summa cum laude. She also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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