Stephen W. Hipp recently retired from Goldman Sachs & Company where he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group from March 2004 until September 2020. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Hipp previously served as Senior Vice President of Underwriting and Portfolio Management of GE Capital’s Media and Telecommunications Finance Group from March 1999 until March 2004. He served as a Senior Associate in the leveraged lending group of Creditanstalt from 1997-1999. Mr. Hipp began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP in 1990 transitioning to the Restructuring and Reorganizations Advisory Group through 1997. He received a Bachelor of Economics from Emory University and completed Post-Baccalaureate course work in Accounting from Georgia State University. Mr. Hipp has served on the Boards of private companies and a charitable organization. He maintained his license as a Certified Public Accountant from July 1992-December 1999.