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Sean Ward
Senior Managing Director

Sean Ward is a Senior Managing Director of Blue Owl Capital Inc. and a member of the firm’s board of directors. Sean also serves as a member of the GP Strategic Capital Investment Team. 

Prior to joining Dyal Capital, the predecessor firm to Blue Owl’s GP Strategic Capital platform, Sean was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers and held several roles at Neuberger Berman after it became an independent firm, including Senior Counsel for Neuberger’s alternatives business. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, he was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and credit transactions. Prior to Covington & Burling LLP, Sean worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and London

Sean currently serves on the Leadership Council of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a nonprofit focused on human rights issues and a “social good” approach to business and investment. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum and the Packer Collegiate Institute. 

Sean received his JD, magna cum laude, from the Duke University School of Law and a BA, magna cum laude, in Diplomatic History and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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