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Mr. Thomas joined H.I.G. Capital as the Controller for the U.S. WhiteHorse Direct Lending platform, which includes WhiteHorse Finance as well as other pooled investment vehicles and separately managed accounts. He is responsible for the financial reporting and operations oversight of all U.S. WhiteHorse Direct Lending vehicles.
Mr. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the asset management industry with a focus on credit strategies. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Mr. Thomas was a Principal and Controller for MatlinPatterson’s Asset Management platform, where he oversaw the finance function for various credit strategies. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson, Mr. Thomas was the Global Controller at Clearwater Capital Partners, an Asian credit-focused investment firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thomas was a Manager in the Transaction Services practice and a Senior Associate in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, summa cum laude, from Canisius College – Richard J. Wehle School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.