Robert T. Ladd, Managing Partner

Mr. Ladd serves as Managing Partner of Stellus Capital Management, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation. Mr. Ladd has more than 37 years of investing, finance, and restructuring experience. Prior to joining Stellus Capital Management, he led the D. E. Shaw group’s Direct Capital group from February 2004 to January 2012. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group, Mr. Ladd served as the president of Duke Energy North America, LLC, and president and CEO of Duke Capital Partners, LLC from September 2000 to February 2004. From February 1993 to September 2000, Mr. Ladd was a partner of Arthur Andersen LLP, where he led the firm's restructuring practice world-wide. Before joining Arthur Andersen, from June 1980 to February 1993, Mr. Ladd served in various capacities for First City Bancorporation of Texas, Inc., a bank holding company, and its subsidiaries. Mr. Ladd received a B.A. in managerial studies and economics from Rice University, and an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Sord Scholar and recipient of the Dean's Award for Academic Achievement.

W. Todd Huskinson, Partner

Mr. Huskinson serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and Secretary for Stellus Capital Investment Corporation. Mr. Huskinson is also a founding partner of Stellus Capital Management and serves as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. He has over 27 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations. From August 2005 to January 2012, Mr. Huskinson was a director in the D. E. Shaw group’s Direct Capital Group, a global investment and technology development firm. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group, Mr. Huskinson was a Managing Director at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), a management consulting firm, where he led the Houston office’s middle-market management consulting practice from July 2002 to July 2005. Prior to BearingPoint, Mr. Huskinson was a partner of Arthur Andersen, LLP, an accounting firm, where he served clients in the audit, corporate finance and consulting practices from December 1987 to June 2002. Mr. Huskinson received a B.B.A in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant.

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