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Lead Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Civale is the Lead Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Apollo Capital Management, LLC, Apollo’s credit business, and is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Civale co-founded Apollo’s performing credit and structured credit businesses and was previously involved in the corporate development and strategy for Apollo Global Management, LLC, Apollo’s publicly traded parent company. Prior to that time, Mr. Civale served as a Senior Partner in Apollo’s private equity business and joined the firm in 1999. Mr. Civale has previously served on the board of directors of Berry Plastics Group, a leading plastic packaging company, Goodman Global, Inc., the second largest air conditioning manufacturer in the U.S., Harrah’s Entertainment, the largest gaming company in the world, HFA Holdings Limited, an $8 billion hedge fund of funds operator, and Prestige Cruises, an upscale cruise line operating the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas brands. Mr. Civale is also involved in charitable endeavors including his prior service on the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College, the National Advisory Board of Youth, I.N.C., and the Board of Directors of Focus For A Future. Prior to joining Apollo in 1999, Mr. Civale was employed by Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. and Bankers Trust Company in the Financial Sponsors Group within the Corporate Finance division responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing financing and merger and acquisition advice for the firm’s private equity clients. Mr. Civale graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Political Science.