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James O’Brien, Chair

Jim O’Brien is a Senior Managing Partner of Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park
separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013.
Jim was previously Co-CEO of CCA. Jim was a co-founder of Carlton Hill Global Capital (“CHGC”), a
specialized asset management firm that was acquired by Citi in 2007. Prior to establishing CHGC in 2005,
Jim spent 19 years at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division. He worked in London for 5 years and
served as a Managing Director for 12 years. Over the course of his career at Morgan Stanley, Jim held
numerous senior management positions including Co-Head of the Global Corporate Credit Group, CoHead
of the Global Investment Grade Credit Group, Head of Global Cash Corporate Trading, Head of Global
Credit Research and Head of European Corporate Bond and ABS trading. He spent his first eight years at
Morgan Stanley in the US International Sales and Product Management Group. Jim began his career in the
Unit Investment Trust Division of Merrill Lynch. He has been honored with Service and Humanitarian
awards from Team Walker, Inner City Education Foundation and Seton Hall University. Jim earned a BS
degree in Finance from Seton Hall University in 1982.