BOARD & ADVISoRS 

 

FRED GANNING, JR.
STRATEGIC ADVISOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Fred Ganning, Jr. has been a strategic advisor to MetPG since 2012 and has been investing with the Firm and MetVP for over 15 years.  He is on the Board of Directors and investment committee for CreditMax, a Metropolitan portfolio company (Metropolitan EIH10). Fred’s prior experience includes a 25+ year career at ED&F Man, Man Group PLC and ED&F Man Holdings Ltd. He was a Main Board Director for ED&F Man Holdings Ltd., as well as Managing Director for ED&F Man Cocoa and Coffee Ltd.  As Managing Director, he set the strategic direction for the division, determined trading strategies and the risk profile of the division, and managed the senior staff in physical and futures trading in London, New York, Singapore and Brazil. Fred was also the Chief Executive Officer of Raise Hope Capital LLC, a start-up company in financial services with a mission of employing people with disabilities, including American military veterans.  Before joining Raise Hope, he was the president of Simplex Corporation where he managed a fund for convertible preferred equities and determined the fund's strategies and risk profile.

Fred earned his MBA in Quantitative Analysis and a B.S. in Finance, both from Seton Hall University.  In addition to his professional experience, Fred is an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business.

 

Adrian G. Blumfield
Non-Executive Chairman

Since 2008, Adrian Blumfield has been Chairman of Metropolitan Partners Group.  Adrian left Man Group PLC in 2008 after eleven years during which he served both as Head of Strategic Planning for the CEO based in London, and as Head of Business Development for Man Investments' North American operations.  He worked closely with senior management across the Group exploring and developing strategic options at both the business unit and corporate level. Before joining Man, he worked with strategic consultants Mars & Co, serving senior management at a number of multi-national firms across a range of industries in both Europe and North America. At Metropolitan, Adrian holds multiple leadership roles contributing to business development, investment due diligence, Firm management and portfolio oversight.

Adrian earned an MBA from London Business School and an M.A. in Natural Sciences (Physics) from Downing College, Cambridge, England.