Founder

Donald P. Cogsville is the Chief Executive Officer of The Cogsville Group, LLC. He is responsible for the daily management, strategic direction and investment policies of the Company.

Mr. Cogsville began his career as an attorney in the Structured Finance Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Subsequently, he joined the Leveraged Finance Group at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker. In New York and London, he executed more than $20 billion of structured and real estate transactions in connection with high yield debt and credit facilities for homebuilders and other industries.

Mr. Cogsville was captain of the University of North Carolina soccer team, a member of the 1988 US national soccer team and a first round draft pick for the 1990 MISL champion San Diego Sockers. Additionally, Don serves or has served on the Board of Visitors of University of North Carolina, The New York Urban League, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Amsterdam News Editorial Board and founded the non-partisan voter registration initiative, Citizen Change.

Mr. Cogsville received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Rutgers University.