Robert J. Boulware

Mr. Boulware serves as Vertical Capital Income Fund’s Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Boulware, now retired, was president and chief executive officer of ING Funds Distributor, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ING Group, N.V. engaged in the distribution of mutual funds through intermediary and affiliate channels, with which he was an executive officer from 1992 to 2006. Mr. Boulware specialized in wholesale distribution in financial services for 25 years. Today, Mr. Boulware is managing director of Pilgrim Funds, LLC and is also chairman of the board at Sharespost 100 Fund, a fund focused on pre-IPO equities, chairman of the audit committee of the board at GAINSCO, a property and casualty insurance holding company, and a trustee at Brighthouse Financial, a Met Life fund company.