Mr. Durkin is a Founding Partner and the President of Northern Shipping Fund Management since its formation in 2008. From 1997 to 2008, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Northern Navigation and was instrumental in organizing the formation of the NFC Shipping Funds which is the predecessor vehicle to Northern Shipping. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Durkin held senior positions at United Waste Systems, with his last position being Vice President of Finance. United Waste Systems was a publicly traded company (consistently among Forbes fastest growing 100 companies). Mr. Durkin was part of the management team that started the company and during his tenure his responsibilities included acquisitions, divestitures, anti-trust matters, the integration of acquired businesses, and the management and oversight of the accounting, financial reporting and information technology systems. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Durkin held several positions at Ernst & Young in the audit and small business development groups. Mr. Durkin graduated from Villanova University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.