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Steven Ruth

Mr. Ruth serves as Chief Lending Officer of White Oak Global Advisors.  He has 36 years of expertise and success in the areas of debt and equity investing, financial restructuring and risk management.  In addition, he has served on the boards of both traded and privately held companies.  Prior to joining White Oak, he was Chief Investment Officer for Abu Dhabi based Mubadala GE Capital PJSC (MGEC), a joint venture formed between GE Capital and the Abu Dhabi Government.  MGEC’s portfolio reached $6 billion with substantial investments in the healthcare, power, commercial real estate and mid-market leverage finance sectors in the Middle East, Europe and North America.  Mr. Ruth chaired the Investment, Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk Management Committees.   Mr. Ruth held a number of senior positions with GE Capital in North America and Europe, including President, Grupo Financiero GE Capital Mexico,  Chief Risk Officer and Head of Asset Management for GE Capital Fleet Services (then the world’s largest lessor of car and light truck fleets) and for GE Capital, Capital Solutions Europe; a company focused on asset based lending and leasing  with a $23 billion portfolio across 14 European countries.  Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Ruth served Bank of America and over the course of 10 years held senior positions in the North American Corporate Banking Division.  Mr. Ruth holds an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Colorado College. 

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