Eric Dillon is Silver Creek’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Dillon is the Chair of the Investment Committee which is responsible for all investment research activities, portfolio management and portfolio risk management. In conjunction with these responsibilities, Mr. Dillon sits on numerous advisory boards of Silver Creek portfolio investments. Mr. Dillon has been involved in the investment industry since 1982 when he started his career as a stock broker at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Dillon launched his first fund of hedge fund product offering, Dillon/Flaherty Market Neutral Fund, L.P. (now known as DFP Fund, L.P.) in 1994. In addition to his background in alternative investments, Mr. Dillon has experience in various private business transactions, including being a founding investor and advisory board member of Amazon.com, AQuantive (later sold to Microsoft), and Wizards of the Coast. Mr. Dillon holds an undergraduate degree from Washington State University and a M.B.A from Rutgers University. He is also the owner of the 22,500 acre Sandy Arrow Ranch, a central Montana farm/ranch that is working on sustainable, regenerative agendas, including climate change mediation. Mr. Dillon has a deep interest in environmental issues and cares passionately about preserving America’s wild places. He is involved with the Nature Conservancy, Prairie Reserve and longtime supporter of other environmental causes.