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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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Sean Ward
Senior Managing Director
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Directory

Adam Casella
Principal
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Adam Casella
Adam Casella
Principal
New York

Adam Casella is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Direct Lending Investment Team. In his role, he focuses on evaluating and structuring direct lending transactions for borrowers in the financial and insurance services sectors. Before joining Blue Owl, Adam was a member of the investment team of Blackstone Credit (formerly, GSO Capital Partners), based in New York. Adam began his career in investing banking at Barclays, where he focused on M&A and corporate finance for companies in the Power & Utilities sector.

Adam received a BS in Finance with a concentration in history, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. Adam later received an MBA with high distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he graduated as an Edward Tuck Scholar.

Vin Cataldo
Head of Tax
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Vin Cataldo
Vin Cataldo
Head of Tax
Greenwich

Vin Cataldo is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and the Head of Tax. Vin is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and serves as Vice President of Blue Owl Capital Inc., the Blue Owl Advisers, BDCs and Blue Owl Real Estate Net Lease Trust.

Prior to joining Owl Rock in 2018, the predecessor firm to Blue Owl’s Credit platform, Vin was a Director in the Banking & Capital Markets team at PwC, a public accounting firm where he specialized in tax consulting, structuring, compliance and reporting services for banking and advisory firms, broker-dealers, asset managers and other financial institutions. During his tenure at PwC from 2014 to 2016, Vin was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group in PwC’s Washington National Tax Services practice in Washington, D.C., specializing in partnership taxation and the Up-C structure. Preceding those roles, Vin was a Lead Senior Accountant and Assistant Fund Controller at the Capital Group in 2011 after beginning his career with PwC in 2007.

Vin received a BS in Accounting, magna cum laude, and a MS in Taxation from Fordham University. Vin is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York.

Christy Chan
Principal
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Christy Chan
Christy Chan
Principal
Hong Kong

Christy Chan is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Private Wealth Team. In her role, she focuses on supporting the firm’s Private Wealth business development in Asia.

Before joining Blue Owl, Christy was a Director at Value Partners. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at Neuberger Berman's Financial Institutions business development based in Hong Kong. She also gained her private banking experience at Standard Chartered Bank, National Australia Bank and Merrill Lynch. Christy began her career as a Financial Services Officer at HSBC.

Christy received her BA in Economics from the University of New South Wales.

Joe Check
Managing Director
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Joe Check
Joe Check
Managing Director
Chicago

Joe Check is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Real Estate Investment Team. In his role, he focuses on capital markets, arranging all of the financing needs of the firm and managing relationships with the lending community.

Before joining Blue Owl, Joe was Head of US Capital Markets at Heitman. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Real Estate Merchant Banking Group at Wells Fargo.

Joe received a BS in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Nick Chong
Principal
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Nick Chong
Nick Chong
Principal
Greenwich

Nick Chong is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Liquid Credit Investment Team. In his role, he focuses on investments in broadly syndicated non-investment grade leveraged loans within the technology and software sectors.

Before joining Blue Owl, Nick was a Senior Credit Analyst at Littlejohn & Co., a middle-market private equity fund based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Golub Capital on the Direct Lending team in Chicago. Prior to that, Nick was a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group at RBC Capital Markets. Nick began his career at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in its Leveraged Finance Group.

Nick received his BA in Government from Cornell University.

Notae Chong
Managing Director
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Notae Chong
Notae Chong
Managing Director
Short Hills

Notae Chong is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Finance, Accounting & Operations Team. In his role, he focuses on the financial reporting function, which includes SEC and management reporting.

Before joining Blue Owl, he served as a Director in Finance at Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (“Annaly”), where his responsibilities included oversight of financial reporting, corporate accounting and financial controls functions. At Annaly, he also served as the Head of Inclusion, where he focused on efforts to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Prior to Annaly, he served in a number of senior roles at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Stifel Financial Corp., including Senior Vice President, Director of SEC Reporting and Accounting Policy, and financial controllership roles. He began his career at Deloitte LLP and provided assurance and advisory services to clients in the financial services industry, including alternative asset managers, publicly traded business development companies and private real estate entities.

Notae graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Accounting.

Kevin Christy
Managing Director
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Kevin Christy
Kevin Christy
Managing Director
Chicago

Kevin Christy is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Compliance Team. In his role, he focuses on leading the firm’s Compliance Testing and Controls Program.

Before joining Blue Owl, Kevin was an exam manager in the SEC’s Division of Examinations and an attorney in the SEC’s Office of General Counsel. Prior to that, he was a member of the investment management practice at K&L Gates in Washington, D.C., where he advised mutual funds, ETFs, their boards of directors, and investment advisers on fund governance and regulatory issues related to the federal securities laws.

Kevin received his JD from the Washington College of Law at American University and holds a BA in government from Georgetown University.

James Clarke
Global Head of Institutional Business Development
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James Clarke
James Clarke
Global Head of Institutional Business Development
New York

James Clarke is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and the Global Head of Institutional Business Development. James has 23 years of asset management experience and oversees the business development and client service for Blue Owl’s institutional investors including public and corporate pensions, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments, healthcare plans and large family offices globally.

Prior to joining Blue Owl, he worked for PIMCO, GoldenTree Asset Management and Landmark Partners.

Originally from Australia, James has a BA from the University of Sydney.

Scott Clifford
Principal
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Scott Clifford
Scott Clifford
Principal
New York

Scott Clifford is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Direct Lending Investment Team. In his role, he is focused on providing direct lending solutions to middle market companies and private equity sponsors.

Before joining Blue Owl, Scott was a Principal within the Credit Platform of Apollo Global Management, a leading alternative asset manager based in New York. Prior to that, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Leveraged Finance group.

Scott received a BA in Economics from Davidson College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Bryan Cole
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Business Development Companies
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Bryan Cole
Bryan Cole
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Business Development Companies
Short Hills

Bryan Cole is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Business Development Companies. In his role Bryan serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of each of Blue Owl Credit Income Corp. and Blue Owl Technology Income Corp., the Chief Operating Officer of each of Blue Owl Capital Corporation II and Blue Owl Capital Corporation III and is the Chief Accounting Officer and Co-Controller of each of Blue Owl Capital Corporation, Blue Owl Technology Finance Corp., and Blue Owl Technology Finance Corp. II.  Bryan is a member of the firm's Operating Committee as well as the Credit platform’s Operating and Valuation Committees

Prior to joining Blue Owl, Bryan was Assistant Controller of Business Development Corporation of America, a non-traded BDC, where he was responsible for overseeing the finance, accounting, financial reporting, operations and internal controls functions. Preceding that role, Bryan worked within the Financial Services — Alternative Investments practice of PwC where he specialized in financial reporting, fair valuation of illiquid investments and structured products, internal controls and other technical accounting matters pertaining to alternative investment advisors, hedge funds, BDCs and private equity funds.

Bryan received a BS in Accounting from Fordham University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York.