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 buyout group. Mr. Wilson began his career in the Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agro Merchants and Boardriders, and on the board of Glam Squad. Mr. Wilson previously served on the boards of AdvancePierre Foods, Billabong International, Diamond Foods and the Bridge Direct. He is also the previous Chairman of the Board of Trustees and currently serves on 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. He earned a B.A. degree with distinction in economics and history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.