Management Team

Peter A. Reed, Chief Executive Officer

Peter A. Reed is the Chief Executive Officer of GEC and GECM, as well as a director of GEC. Mr. Reed is also GECC’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining Great Elm, Mr. Reed was a Portfolio Manager and Partner at a Boston-based registered investment adviser from 2004 to 2017. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Reed was an investment banking analyst at Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, in-court and out-of-court financial restructurings, and debt and equity private placements for middle market companies. Mr. Reed graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2002.

Adam M. Kleinman, President and Chief Operating Officer

Adam M. Kleinman is the President and Chief Operating Officer of GEC and GECM, as well as the Chief Compliance Officer of GECC. Mr. Kleinman also currently serves as a director of Avanti Communications Group plc, a UK-based satellite services provider. Prior to joining Great Elm, Mr. Kleinman was a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at a Boston-based registered investment adviser from 2009 to 2017. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Kleinman was an Associate in the Banking and Leveraged Finance group at Bingham McCutchen LLP where he represented leading financial institutions, hedge funds and corporate borrowers in a broad range of commercial finance transactions, including syndicated debt financings, asset-based credit facilities and domestic and international debt workouts and restructurings. Mr. Kleinman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Haverford College in 1997 with a BA in History and received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004.

Brent J. Pearson, Chief Financial Officer

Brent J. Pearson is the Chief Financial Officer of GEC. Prior to joining Great Elm, Mr. Pearson was a Senior Manager in the audit practice at Deloitte, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility from 2005 - 2018. Mr. Pearson received a Masters in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant