Mr. Wilson is a managing director and co-portfolio manager of the Special Situations Group. He is responsible for management of the strategy and all of its investing activities. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2007, Mr. Wilson worked at H.I.G. Capital, LLC, where he was a founding member of Bayside Capital, Inc., a firm focused on special situations and credit-oriented investments. Previously, he worked at J.H. Whitney & Co., in its middle market leveraged buyout group. Mr. Wilson began his career in the Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co. He currently serves on the board of directors of Boardriders. Mr. Wilson previously served on the boards of AdvancePierre Foods, Agro Merchants, Billabong International, Diamond Foods, Quiksilver and the Bridge Direct. He is the previous Chairman of the Board of Trustees and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles. Additionally, Mr. Wilson serves on the Board of Trustees of The Chadwick School, where he serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr. Wilson graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with B.A. degrees in economics and history and holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.