Chris Flynn

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Mr. Flynn is President of First Eagle Alternative Credit. He also serves on the firm’s Global Investment Committee and the Investment Committee of its Direct Lending platform. Mr. Flynn oversees all aspects of First Eagle Alternative Credit’s business.

Mr. Flynn became part of First Eagle in 2020 upon the firm’s acquisition of THL Credit, where he was Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Flynn joined THL Credit in 2007 and served as Co-President and prior to that Managing Director of its Direct Lending platform. He was involved in origination and closing investments, portfolio management, capital raising and management of THL Credit’s direct lending private funds and accounts, and the establishment of the Chicago and New York offices of THL Credit’s Direct Lending platform.

Previously, Mr. Flynn was a Vice President at AIG in the Leveraged Capital Group. Mr. Flynn joined AIG in February 2005 after working for Black Diamond Capital Management, a hedge fund, as a Senior Financial Analyst. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Flynn worked in a variety of roles at GE Capital, lastly as an Assistant Vice President within the Capital Markets Syndication Group. Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Flynn worked at BNP Paribas as a Financial Analyst and at Bank One as a Commercial Banker.

Mr. Flynn earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and his B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.

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