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Doug Ostrover
Co-Chief Executive Officer
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Marc Lipschultz
Co-Chief Executive Officer
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Alan Kirshenbaum
Chief Financial Officer
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Andrew Polland
Chief Operating Officer
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Andrew Laurino
Senior Managing Director
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Senior Managing Director
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Directory

Patrick Willis
Managing Director
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Patrick Willis
Patrick Willis
Managing Director
Florida

Patrick Willis is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Private Wealth Team. In his role, Patrick serves as the Head of US Private Wealth Strategic Partnerships, leading the group responsible for managing the firm’s strategic distribution partnerships and platforms across Blue Owl’s US private wealth business.

Prior to joining Blue Owl, Patrick served in various fund management and distribution roles at CNL Financial Group across multiple product verticals. Prior to joining CNL, Patrick was Director of Finance for Core Realty, Inc.

Patrick received a B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, with Distinction in Philosophy, and a Certificate in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Patrick currently sits on the board of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (“IPA”), where he serves on the finance and compensation committee. Patrick maintains Series 7, Series 24, and Series 63 registrations.

John Wilson
Head of Americas, Institutional Business Development
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John Wilson
John Wilson
Head of Americas, Institutional Business Development
New York

John Wilson is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and the Head of Americas, Institutional Business Development. Before joining Blue Owl John was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to that, he spent most of his career at PIMCO in roles including Head of US Institutional Business, Head of Australia and Head of Global Consultant Relations. John began his career as a lawyer at Shearman & Sterling in New York. 
  
John holds a BA and LLB from the University of Melbourne, MA from the University of New England and an LLM from Duke University.

John is a director of Queensland Treasury Corp, director of Ord Minnett and an Advisor to Brighter Super. He has previously been a director of QIC, LGIA Super, Eithad Stadium Melbourne, Rugby Australia, a Trustee of the University of New England Foundation and Chairman of the Investment Committee at the NSW ALC. 

Kyle Wilson
Head of Real Estate Credit Underwriting
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Kyle Wilson
Kyle Wilson
Head of Real Estate Credit Underwriting
Chicago

Kyle Wilson is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and the Head of Real Estate Credit Underwriting. As a member of the Real Estate Investment Team and Investment Committee, he focuses on evaluating tenant credit quality for new acquisitions and tenant portfolio management across all Blue Owl Real Estate funds. Kyle also provides support to investor relations and capital markets efforts.

Before joining Blue Owl, Kyle was a Senior Vice President at Antares Capital. Prior to that, he was in credit underwriting at GE Capital. Kyle began his career with General Electric completing the Financial Management Program and a two-year rotation in Corporate Audit.

Kyle received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a BA in History from Vanderbilt University.

Sean Winchell
Principal
Sean Winchell
Principal
Chicago

Sean Winchell is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Information Technology Team. Based in Chicago, he is focused on managing and implementing technology offerings for the firm. 

Before joining Blue Owl, Sean was an Associate and Senior Systems Engineer at IA Interior Architects, a global design and architectural firm. Prior to that, he was a Systems Administrator at Brandmuscle, a technology based marketing firm.

Sean studied Mechanical Engineering Technology at University of Dayton.

Shari Withem
Managing Director
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Shari Withem
Shari Withem
Managing Director
New York

Shari Withem is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Finance, Accounting & Operations Team. In her role, Shari serves as the Co-Chief Accounting Officer of OBDC II, OBDC III, OCIC and OTIC, and as the Co-Treasurer and Co-Controller of each of the Blue Owl BDCs.

Prior to joining Blue Owl, Shari was Vice President of Sixth Street Specialty Lending, Inc. (formerly TPG Specialty Lending, Inc.), a business development company traded on the NYSE (TSLX), where she was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, treasury and internal controls functions. Preceding that role, Ms. Withem worked for MCG Capital Corporation, a business development company formerly traded on the Nasdaq (MCGC) and Deloitte in the Audit and Assurance Practice.

Shari received a BS in Accounting from James Madison University and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia.

Candy Wong
Principal
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Candy Wong
Candy Wong
Principal
New York

Candy Wong is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Information Technology Team. In her role, she focuses on requirements gathering, business analysis, and solutions implementation to support the technology needs of the Operations and Finance teams.  

Before joining Blue Owl, Candy was the Director of Product Management at Saphyre, a fintech company that harnesses automated intelligence and creates memory around account data and documents to optimize account onboarding and related trade processes for financial institutions.  Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President at iCapital.  Candy’s professional journey began at BlackRock, where she started as a business analyst for the BlackRock Solutions business and swiftly advanced to prominent roles in product management, business integration, and systems implementation.

Candy graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with a BS in Management Information Systems and Finance.

Kirsten Wright
Principal
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Kirsten Wright
Kirsten Wright
Principal
Short Hills

Kirsten Wright is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Finance, Accounting & Operations Team. Kirsten serves as a Controller for the Business Development Companies (BDCs). 

Prior to joining Blue Owl in 2017, Kirsten was a Senior Audit Associate at Crowe Horwath, where she focused primarily on financial service industries. 

Kirsten received a BS in Accounting from The College of New Jersey and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey.

Takeshi Yamamoto
Principal
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Takeshi Yamamoto
Takeshi Yamamoto
Principal
Tokyo

Takeshi Yamamoto is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Institutional Business Development Team. In his role, he focuses on institutional fundraising covering Japanese institutional investors.

Before joining Blue Owl, Takeshi was a Principal and Head of Japan Sales at Ascentium Group Limited which was acquired by Blue Owl to establish its physical presence in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was a Director and Head of Financial Institutions Sales of Asset Management Division at Credit Suisse Securities Japan, where he was responsible for Private Funds and Direct deals distribution to institutional investors based in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Takeshi was a Vice President and started up the Japan institutional business in the Treasury department of OCBC Bank, Singapore, where he distributed a wide range of financial products including Asian credit structured products and Asian mezzanine loan funds to Japanese financial institutions. Before joining OCBC, Takeshi was an Executive Director of Credit Agricole CIB Tokyo to cover Japanese large size financial institutions. Prior to Joining Credit Agricole, he was a Director and a Head of Structured Credit Products Sales at Credit Suisse Securities Japan. Prior to that, Takeshi was a Managing Director of Bear Stearns Japan Ltd., Tokyo Branch covering Japanese financial institutions in Bond and Structured Products Sales. Takeshi began his career in Fixed Income sales to cover Japanese financial institutions at Lehman Brothers Japan Inc.

Takeshi received his BA in Business from Kansai University in Japan.

Mani Yosha
Managing Director
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Mani Yosha
Mani Yosha
Managing Director
New York

Mani Yosha is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Business Services Platform. In her role, Mani leads the Human Capital Advisory practice which provides GP Strategic Capital Partner Managers with advice and assistance across all aspects of people strategy, including a focus on talent management and acquisition. She also provides services related to employee relations and retention, including performance assessment best practices, situation management and compensation benchmarking.

Before joining Blue Owl, Mani was a Vice President and US Head of Talent Management at Citi's Prime Finance Business Advisory Group. Mani began her career as an Associate at Citi in the Prime Brokerage Division.

Mani received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Wagner College, where she graduated with honors.

Alex Zilberman
Managing Director
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Alex Zilberman
Alex Zilberman
Managing Director
New York

Alex Zilberman is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Structured Products and Fund Finance Team.

Prior to Blue Owl, Alex served as Co-head of Structured Credit and Credit Trading at Natixis, where he oversaw the global CLO, Structured Credit Financing, Structured Credit Trading, ABS and Subscription line businesses. Prior to this role, Alex was Global Head of CLO and Structured Credit at Natixis since 2015.  Prior to Natixis, Alex was a structured credit professional and joined Credit Suisse in 2000 after it acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he began his career.  Prior to attending business school, Alex worked as an Engineer in the Israeli Aircraft Industries and served in the Israeli Airforce. 

Alex holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.