Paul ("Tim") Thompson III is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Darby Creek Company, investment banking consulting firm. Previously, he served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kelso Mezzanine Fund. Mr. Thompson also served as Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston. Before that Mr.Thompson was Chief Credit Officer and Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jeanette before it was acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston. Additionally, he has served on numerous corporate and non-profit Boards throughout his career. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1972.