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Chad Van Sweden


Senior Vice President
Oaktree Capital Management (Los Angeles, CA)


Mr. Van Sweden is a Senior Vice President in Oaktree's GFI Energy Group. Mr. Van Sweden has worked with the GFI Energy team for eleven years, with a focus on the renewable energy and construction services sectors. He has served on numerous boards of GFI Energy portfolio companies including Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives, GT Solar International Inc (now GT Advanced Technologies Inc), Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc, Elgar Electronics Corp and RealEnergy Inc. Prior to joining GFI Energy in 2002, Mr. Van Sweden worked in the Global Energy & Power and Mergers & Acquisitions groups at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). While at Credit Suisse and DLJ, he gained experience in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, bridge and acquisition financings, buy-side M&A advisory and strategic advisory focused predominantly in the Energy & Power sector.


Mr. Van Sweden received a B.A. degree in Economics with distinction from Cornell University.