Mr. Gold brings more than twenty years of investment experience. Prior to Arena, Mr. Gold was a Senior Vice President and founding member of the direct lending group of Alcentra Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of BNY Mellon. Over a 10-year period at Alcentra and its predecessor funds, he was responsible for transaction sourcing, deal execution, and monitoring of portfolio companies. Scott served as a member of the investment committee and on the board of directors of several portfolio companies. Prior to Alcentra, Scott spent three years with Islanet, a high-speed wireless telecommunications provider, focused on operational and financial roles. Prior to Islanet, Scott worked for a lower middle market private equity focused family office. Scott received his M.B.A. from Fordham University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2003, and holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business from New York University (1996).