Contributor: Stephen Hartwell Greer
Stephen Hartwell Greer, Senior Advisor, Oaktree Capital
Stephen Hartwell Greer founded Hartwell Pacific in Hong Kong in 1993. The company traded a broad range of scrap metals as well as stainless steel sheets and coils. Following the acquisition of the company by Smorgon Steel Group in March 2005, Greer stayed on as the group's chief executive for Asia, but left in 2008 to become a senior advisor to Oaktree Capital, the distressed debt and private equity investor.
As any fast-growing company soon discovers, management structures are critical if success is to be sustained. Stephen Hartwell Greer, founder of scrap metal firm Hartwell Pacific Limited,...