M.B.A., finance and accounting, Columbia Business School
Summary of Experience
Mr. Grien is a managing director and head of the Finance and Restructuring Advisory Group at TM Capital Corp. He has nearly 30 years of experience in finance, specializing in leveraged finance. He has extensive experience committing debt capital to leveraged transactions and an in-depth knowledge of the leveraged finance market, having committed to and executed multiple billions of dollars in debt facilities spanning several hundred transactions. Mr. Grien's areas of expertise include complex financial structuring, restructuring, due diligence, credit analysis, valuations, and market pricing. He does a significant amount of work as an expert witness; his areas of expertise include due diligence, credit analysis, deal structuring and negotiation, workouts, valuation, and market pricing.
Prior to joining TM Capital, Mr. Grien was a senior managing director and head of the Leveraged Finance Group at Deerfield Capital Management, where he served as president of Deerfield Capital Corp. and oversaw the firm's direct middle market lending activities, which included originating and executing nearly $1 billion in first lien, second lien, and mezzanine loans.
Previously, he held several positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp., including chief credit officer of the Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance Departments and chairman of the Credit Commitment Committee. He was also a founding partner of DLJ Strategic Partners, an $830 million private equity secondary fund, and a cofounder and chief operating officer of the Kelso Mezzanine Fund, a private equity fund focused on mezzanine loans.
Provided Expert Testimony
- Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C. v. Republic of Iraq
- In Re Dole Food Company, Inc. Stockholder Litigation
- In re Reorganization Plan for Spectrum Brands
- Morgantown OL1 LLC, et al. v. GenOn Mid-Atlantic LLC, et al.