Frederick Arnold (Independent) has served as an Independent Director since 2011. In addition, Mr. Arnold served as an independent trustee for CCT II from June 2015 to May 2016. Mr. Arnold serves as a member of the post-emergence board of directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., a member of the board of directors of Lehman Commercial Paper Inc. and a member of the board of directors of Syncora Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Arnold has held a series of senior financial positions, most recently having served as chief financial officer of Convergex Group, LLC. Previously Mr. Arnold served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and a member of the executive committee of Capmark Financial Group, Inc. from September 2009 to January 2011. He also served as executive vice president of finance for Masonite Corporation, a manufacturing company, from February 2006 to September 2007. While at Willis Group from 2000 to 2003, Mr. Arnold served as chief financial and administrative officer of Willis North America, as group chief administrative officer of Willis Group Holdings Ltd. and as executive vice president of strategic development for Willis Group Holdings Ltd. He also served as a member of the Willis Group executive committee while holding the latter two positions. Prior to these roles, Mr. Arnold spent 20 years as an investment banker primarily at Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney, where he served as managing director and head of European corporate finance. During this time, his practice focused on originating and executing mergers and acquisitions and equity financings across a wide variety of industries and geographies. He also provides pro-bono transactional advice to the New York City Investment Partnership. Mr. Arnold received a J.D. from Yale University, M.A. from Oxford University and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Amherst College.
Mr. Arnold was selected as one of our three Independent Directors because of his extensive leadership experience and financial expertise having been an international investment banker and chief financial officer.