Matthew R. Kahn

Director Since: 2017
Approach Resources Inc.
Committee Membership: 
, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

Matthew R. Kahn joined us as a director in January 2017, and is a member of our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Kahn has approximately 21 years of experience in private equity, structured lending and credit investing, and four years of operating experience as a senior financial executive of two public companies. Since July 2012, Mr. Kahn has served as Special Advisor and Consultant for MRSAKAHN LLC, through which Mr. Kahn has advised various parties in a number of corporate acquisition and restructuring transactions. During the past five years, Mr. Kahn served as a member of the board of directors of Hovensa LLC, a refining and terminal services company. From 1995 to June 2012, Mr. Kahn was Principal and Managing Director of GB Merchant Partners, LLC, a division of Gordon Brothers, an advisory, lending and investment firm, where he led various private equity acquisitions and structured lending transactions. From 1997 to 2006, in connection with his service with Gordon Brothers, Mr. Kahn was Chairman of the Board of Party America and oversaw its growth and sale to Party City. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Kahn was Chief Financial Officer of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Kahn was Senior Financial Officer of Nature Food Centres, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Kahn served as Vice President, Principal Investments, of Trump Group, Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Citicorp Investment Banking and Staff Accountant, Audit Division, of Arthur Anderson. Mr. Kahn holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.