Mr. Gagliardo is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners. Prior to joining HPS in 2010, Mr. Gagliardo was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Stanfield Capital Partners, where he focused on investing in leveraged loans. Prior to joining Stanfield in 2007, he was a Senior High Yield Research Analyst at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Gagliardo was also a Corporate Bond Credit Analyst at Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management Inc., as well as an Assistant Vice President in GE Capital's Merchant Banking Group, where he was responsible for structuring, underwriting and documenting leveraged loan transactions. Mr. Gagliardo began his career in the Investment Banking department of Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Gagliardo holds an AB in Business Economics from Brown University and an MBA with concentrations in Finance, Accounting and Business Economics from The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.