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Frank Nickell

Chairman

“Nick” joined Kelso in 1977. He has been involved with private equity investing since joining the Firm 39 years ago. He spent the preceding six years practicing as a Certified Public Accountant.

In addition to having been a member of numerous Kelso portfolio company boards, Nick is a former director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and BlackRock, Inc.

Nick received a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970. He is currently a Trustee of NYU Hospitals Center. He has also won 20 North American Bridge League National titles, represented the United States in International competition 15 of the last 20 years and has been a member of the team that won the World Championship on four different occasions.