Michael T. Tokarz
Michael T. Tokarz is a senior investment professional with over 40 years of lending and investment experience. He is renowned for starting, building, and repairing companies. From November 2003 through 2020, Mr. Tokarz served as Chairman and Portfolio Head of MVC Capital. Prior to MVC, he was a general partner or member of KKR during a 17-year tenure with the firm. At KKR, among other responsibilities, Mr. Tokarz served as New York Administrative Partner, a member of KKR’s Portfolio Management Committee, and head of the commercial banking industry group. He also had roles in some of KKR’s most successful investments including Beatrice Foods, Safeway Stores and Bank of New England. Mr. Tokarz has served on numerous corporate boards and was the Chairman of the Board of the University of Illinois Foundation. Prior to his tenure at KKR, Mr. Tokarz was a commercial banker at Continental Illinois for 12 years and ran the bank’s East Coast operation, where he was the top business development and credit officer. During his banking career he never lost principal or interest on the numerous loans he originated. He received his undergraduate degree with High Distinction in Economics and an MBA in Finance from the University of Illinois and is a certified public accountant. He was selected as one of the "Ten Best Corporate Directors in America" by Outstanding Directors Exchange in 2007.