Michael T. Tokarz
Chairman, MVC Capital, Inc.
Director since 2003
Michael Tokarz joined CNO Financial Group's board of directors in September 2003. He serves as chairperson of the Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
Tokarz is the chairman of MVC Capital, Inc., a registered investment company. In addition, he has been a managing member of the Tokarz Group, LLC, venture capital investments advisors, since 2002. Tokarz also is a director of Mueller Water Products, Inc. and Walter Investment Management Corp.
Prior to founding the Tokarz Group, he was a general partner with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (known widely as "KKR") from 1985 until he retired in 2002, where he oversaw diverse leveraged buyouts, financings, restructurings and dispositions.
Tokarz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with high distinction, in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana and a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business Administration. He subsequently earned a post-graduate certificate as a Certified Public Accountant.
He chairs the board of directors of the Illinois Emerging Technologies Fund and is a member of the Illinois VENTURES board of managers.