OUR TEAM

Tim Janszen
Chief Executive Officer, Investment Committee Member
Mr. Janszen has been investing in high yield and distressed debt investments for over 29 years. He is a founding member of Newport and has been its CEO since the Firm’s inception. Mr. Janszen is on the Board of Directors of the Firm, and is a member of the Investment Committee for all of the funds it manages.

From 2001 until he co-founded Newport, Mr. Janszen was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at AIGGIG, where he was the head of the High Yield Group. In this role, Mr. Janszen oversaw trading of over $15 billion of high yield assets, including $2 billion in distressed assets. He also oversaw the activities of the AIG Distressed Portfolio, and was the lead portfolio manager of all general and separate high yield accounts.

Mr. Janszen joined AIGGIG with its acquisition of American General Investment Management (“AGIM”) in 2001. At AGIM, he was head of credit research. He had previously worked for AGIM as a senior investment manager, prior to working for Pacholder Associates. Prior to rejoining AGIM, Mr. Janszen served as Director of Research for Pacholder Associates, an asset manager focused on high yield and distressed investing, where he had begun his career as a high yield trader.

Prior to joining AGIM for the first time, Mr. Janszen served in a variety of senior management positions including the last two years as President of ICO, Inc., a public oil service company affiliated with Pacholder. Pacholder’s ownership of ICO was the result of a distressed-to-control investment, after which Mr. Janszen was appointed President.

Mr. Janszen received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986. Mr. Janszen serves on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol, Glacier Restaurant Group, J. Alexander’s and Mesquite Gaming. He has previously served on the boards of Eldorado Holdco and True Temper.

Ryan Langdon
Senior Managing Director, Investment Committee Member
Mr. Langdon has been investing in high yield and distressed debt investments for over 20 years. He is a founding member of Newport and has been a Senior Managing Director since the Firm’s inception. Mr. Langdon is on the Board of Directors of the Firm, and is a member of the Investment Committee for all of the funds it manages. Prior to co-founding Newport, Mr. Langdon was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the High Yield Group of AIGGIG. Mr. Langdon was responsible for managing the AIG Distressed Portfolio. Mr. Langdon joined AIGGIG’s High Yield Group in 2002 as a senior high yield investment analyst following the telecommunications and cable sectors. Prior to joining AIGGIG, Mr. Langdon worked at ABN AMRO as a senior high yield telecommunications and cable analyst. Mr. Langdon started his career as a vice president and high yield investment analyst at Pacholder Associates.

Mr. Langdon received a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Miami University in 1994, and a Masters in Economics from Miami University in 1995. Mr. Langdon serves on the on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol, Autocam Medical, Colt Defense, Mesquite Gaming and Uno Restaurants. He previously served on the boards of iPCS, Inc., IWO Holdings, Autocam Transportation, Merisant and Harry & David.

Anthony L. Longi, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Longi has been investing in high yield investments for over 25 years. He joined Newport in July 2016 as a Managing Director to focus on operational and marketing functions. From 2005-2016 Mr. Longi worked with Fort Washington Investment Advisors, the investment management subsidiary of Western & Southern Financial Group, as a Senior Investment Manager in its private equity group and a Senior Credit Analyst in its high yield group. For the 4 years prior to this, Mr. Longi was the Chief Financial Officer of Trivantis Corporation, an e-learning technology company.

He spent the first 13 years of his career at Pacholder Associates, an investment management company, where he was last the Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager for its mutual fund and institutional high yield accounts. Mr. Longi received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Indiana University in 1987.

Jake Mase
Trader
Mr. Mase joined Newport June 2006 as a trader, shortly after its inception. Prior to joining Newport, Mr. Mase worked for AIGGIG’s high yield group as an associate trader for three and a half years. Mr. Mase graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002.

Jonathan Steiger
Senior Analyst
Mr. Steiger joined Newport Global Advisors in July 2014 as an analyst. Before joining Newport Global Advisors, Mr. Steiger was as an analyst at Walmart under the Sam’s Club division working on the planning, integration and strategy team. He earned his B.S.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arkansas in 2013. Mr. Steiger passed all three levels of the CFA Program and may be awarded the charter upon completion of the required work experience

Wade Huber
Analyst
Mr. Huber joined Newport Global Advisors in October 2015 as an analyst. Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, Mr. Huber worked as an analyst for Salient Partners, L.P. and Winthrop Capital Management. He graduated from Xavier University in 2013 with a B.S.B.A. in Finance. Mr. Huber is also a 2017 Level II Candidate in the CFA Program.

Peyton Vitter
Analyst
Mr. Vitter joined Newport Global Advisors in 2016 as an analyst. Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, Mr. Vitter worked as an analyst for Salient Partners, L.P. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a B.A. in Finance and Economics. Mr. Vitter is also a 2017 Level II Candidate in the CFA Program.

Scott Powers
Controller
Mr. Powers joined Newport as Controller in March 2010. Prior to joining Newport, Mr. Powers worked as an auditor with Grant Thornton for two years. Mr. Powers graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received a Master of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 2007. Mr. Powers is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia, and is currently in the process of obtaining his Texas CPA license.

Amanda Mauz
Staff Accountant
Mrs. Mauz joined Newport Global Advisors as a Staff Accountant in November 2011. She graduated from Texas State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Mrs. Mauz is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.

Roger May, CFA
Senior Advisor
Mr. May was a founding member of Newport and prior to July, 2016, was a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer since the Firm’s inception.

Prior to co-founding Newport, Mr. May was a Managing Director in the High Yield Group of AIGGIG. He was co-head of research for the High Yield Group, as well as the senior analyst in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and utilities sectors. Mr. May joined AIGGIG with its acquisition of AGIM in 2001. Mr. May joined AGIM in 1999 as a senior fixed income investment manager. Mr. May received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Louisiana State University in 1989, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston in 1996. Mr. May is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Fred Franklin
Consultant - Compliance
Mr. Franklin initially served as Newport’s Chief Compliance Officer in from 2005 through 2010, and now advises Newport on compliance matters as an outside consultant. He is a lawyer and professional compliance consultant with extensive experience with registered investment advisors and both registered and private investment funds. While he was serving as Newport’s Chief Compliance Officer, he was also the Chief Compliance Officer of Providence Equity Partners Inc. (“PEP”). Prior to joining PEP, Mr. Franklin was chief compliance officer or held senior compliance positions at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Liberty Financial Companies and Aetna. Mr. Franklin served as Associate Director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, and as Director of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. Mr. Franklin received a J.D. from the George Washington University National Law School, and a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bar Associations.