Board of Directors
Peter A. Reed
Mark C. Biderman
Mark C. Biderman serves as a member of the GECC Board. Prior to joining the Board of GECC, Mr. Biderman served as a member of the Full Circle Board and as chairman of Full Circle’s audit committee. Mr. Biderman also served as the chairman of the Special Committee of Full Circle’s board that negotiated the merger. Mr. Biderman currently serves as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., a real estate investment trust. Mr. Biderman also serves as a director and as the chairman of the audit committee of Atlas Energy Group, LLC. Mr. Biderman served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Atlas Energy GP, LLC, the general partner of Atlas Energy, L.P., a midstream energy service provider, from February 2011 until February 2015. Mr. Biderman served as a member of the board of directors of Atlas Energy, Inc., an independent natural gas producer, from July 2009 through February 2011. Mr. Biderman served as vice chairman of National Financial Partners, Corp. (NFP), a financial services company focused on distributing financial products, from September 2008 through December 2008. From November 1999 until September 2008, Mr. Biderman served as NFP’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. From May 1987 to October 1999, Mr. Biderman served as managing director and head of the Financial Institutions Group at CIBC World Markets, an investment banking firm, and its predecessor, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. (Oppenheimer). Prior to investment banking, he was an equity research analyst covering the commercial banking industry. Mr. Biderman was on the ‘‘Institutional Investor’’ All American Research Team from 1973 to 1985 and was First Team Bank Analyst in 1974 and 1976. Mr. Biderman chaired the Due Diligence Committee at CIBC and served on the Commitment and Credit Committees. Mr. Biderman serves on the Board of Governors and as treasurer of Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion and on the Advisory Council of the Program in Judaic Studies of Princeton University. Mr. Biderman is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mark Kuperschmid serves as a member of the GECC board. Mr. Kuperschmid has been a private investor/advisor during the past decade across a variety of industries, and he has served in operating roles or provided strategic consulting services with respect to several investments. He previously served as Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking for Banc of America Securities and ran Trammell Crow Company's Northern California commercial real estate operation. He began his career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley in New York.
John E. Stuart
John E. Stuart serves as a member of the GECC board. Mr. Stuart was previously Full Circle's chairman and was primarily responsible for overall investment strategies, portfolio management, growth and capital market initiatives until November 2016. Mr. Stuart served as Full Circle's chief executive officer from Full Circle's formation until November 2013, and Full Circle's co-chief executive officer from November 2013 through February 8, 2015. In addition, Mr. Stuart is a managing member of Full Circle Advisors and a managing member of Full Circle Service Company. Mr. Stuart co-founded Full Circle Funding, LP in 2005 and is a managing partner. Prior to founding Full Circle Funding, LP, from 2002 to 2004, Mr. Stuart was managing member of Excess Capital LLC which provided financial advisory services and structured and funded equity and debt investments. Prior thereto he was co-founder and president of Titan Outdoor Holdings, a New York-based outdoor advertising company, between 1999 and 2002, and was a director until its sale in 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Stuart was a managing director in the Corporate Finance Department of Prudential Securities Incorporated between 1996 and 1999. Mr. Stuart began his career at Oppenheimer where he was a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Corporate Finance Department from 1988 to 1996.