The following are TriLinc's Management Team.
Gloria S. Nelund
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Gloria S. Nelund has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our formation in April 2012 and became our President in December 2014. In addition, she has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of our Advisor since its formation in April 2012, Chief Compliance Officer of our Advisor from October 2013 to March 2019, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of our Sponsor since its formation in August 2008, and President of our Sponsor from December 2014 to October 2015.
From October 2006 until August 2008, Ms. Nelund served as the President and founder of Titus Development Group, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on strategy development, business planning and launch for start-up companies, as well as growth planning for small to mid-sized firms. Prior to founding Titus Development, LLC, Ms. Nelund spent her career as a high-level executive in the international Asset Management Industry. Most recently, Ms. Nelund served as Head of the U.S. Private Wealth Management Division at Deutsche Bank, the world’s fifth largest financial institution. In this capacity, Ms. Nelund held fiduciary responsibility for more than $50 billion in investment assets, including more than $20 billion in emerging markets and credit instruments. In addition to this role, Ms. Nelund served as the only female member of the Global Private Wealth Management Executive Committee. Ms. Nelund served as the Managing Director of Scudder Kemper Investments prior to its purchase by Deutsche Bank.
Chief Investment Officer
Paul Sanford has served as our Chief Investment Officer since our formation in April 2012. In addition, Mr. Sanford has served as the Chief Investment Officer of our Advisor since its formation in April 2012 and as Chief Investment Officer of our Sponsor since July 2011.
From September 2007 until July 2011, Mr. Sanford was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for a Los Angeles-based boutique Registered Investment Advisor, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s Global Investment Strategy, performing manager due diligence, and managing all fund investment relationships. Mr. Sanford’s extensive experience in the banking and investment industry also includes portfolio manager positions at Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Morton Capital Management.
Brent VanNorman, Esq., CPA
Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary, and Manager
Brent L. VanNorman has served as our Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary since October 2013 and as a Manager since December 2014. Mr. VanNorman served as our Chief Financial Officer from August 2014 to February 2019, as our Chief Operating Officer from August 2014 to February 2019, and as Interim Chief Financial Officer from October 2013 until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer in August 2014. In addition, Mr. VanNorman has served as President of our Advisor since October 2013. Mr. VanNorman also served as Chief Operating Officer of our Advisor from October 2013 to August 2018, and as Chief Financial Officer of our Advisor from October 2013 until January 2017. Mr. VanNorman has served as President of our Sponsor since November 2015 and continues as President in a part-time role as he transitions to retirement from our Sponsor.
Chief Operating Officer
Scott T. Hall has served as our Chief Operating Officer since February 2019, Chief Operating Officer of the Advisor since August 2018, Chief Compliance Officer of the Advisor since March 2019, and Chief Compliance Officer of the Sponsor since March 2019.
Prior to joining the Advisor, Mr. Hall was the Chief Operating Officer of RS Funds Distributor, LLC, a limited purpose broker/dealer that serves as the distributor for RS Investments, from September 2012 until December 2016. Mr. Hall was retired from December 2016 until August 2018. Prior to his role of Chief Operating Officer of RS Funds Distributor, Mr. Hall served as the Director of Client Operations for RS Investments, a $30 billion San Francisco-based asset manager, beginning his tenure at RS Investments in July 1999. While at RS Investments, Mr. Hall was responsible for the mutual fund operations team, negotiating third party service agreements, developing policies and procedures and was instrumental in launching the broker/dealer. Mr. Hall also served as a member of the Disclosure Controls and Compliance Systems Committees and chaired the Distribution Oversight Committee at RS Investments. Mr. Hall graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Financial Services.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark A. Tipton has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2019, as Chief Financial Officer of the Advisor since January 2018, and as Chief Financial Officer of the Sponsor since October 2017.
Prior to joining the Advisor, Mr. Tipton worked as Vice President of Logistics at SYNNEX Corporation, building the Reverse Logistics division from a start-up to a multi-million-dollar business and establishing key vendor relationships with leading tech brands, from March 2008 until July 2015. Mr. Tipton worked with these brands to develop processes that prevented $200 million of used consumer electronic devices from filling waste disposal sites. Instead, they were tested and either fully recycled or prepared for global resale into primarily developing economies. Mr. Tipton was retired from July 2015 until October 2017.