Mr. Kalin is a Managing Director of Silvermine. Prior to establishing Silvermine as a founder in 2005, Mr. Kalin was a Senior Vice President with TCW from 2001 to 2005. Prior to TCW, Mr. Kalin was part of a management team hired to restructure the U.S. operations of Bank Austria/Creditanstalt, a $21 billion operation headquartered in Greenwich, CT. The bank was sold to Hypovereinsbank upon completion of the restructuring. During the transition period Mr. Kalin led the Leveraged Finance team consisting of 11 members. From 1996-2000, Mr. Kalin was with Fleet Boston where he held several positions, most recently as a member of the Leveraged Finance Group charged with increasing Fleet’s market share of agented transactions. Prior to joining Fleet Boston, Mr. Kalin spent five years working at Chase Manhattan where he completed the analyst training program and was a member of the middle market lending and workout groups of the bank. Mr. Kalin holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut.