Lamar Cardinez is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the GP Strategic Capital Investment Team. In his role, he focuses on evaluating investment opportunities, underwriting transactions and capital raising for Blue Owl HomeCourt Partners Fund.
Before joining Blue Owl, Lamar was an Investment Banking Associate at Guggenheim Securities. Prior to that, Lamar was a member of the National Football League’s Junior Rotational Program where he worked in various media and business development roles.
Lamar received a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University, where he graduated with honors and received an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business
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 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 Blue Owl in 2018, then known as Owl Rock, 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 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 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 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 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.
Grace Christus is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Private Wealth Team. In her role, she is the Head of Private Wealth Marketing focused on growing the Blue Owl brand, generating leads, and supporting fundraising across products with Financial Advisors and End Clients.
Before joining Blue Owl, Grace was a Director at BlackRock in Marketing. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at Citi in Global Consumer Marketing. She began her career at Citi as an Assistant Vice President in the Global Consumer Bank at Citi.
Grace received her BA in Political science from Duke University.
Kevin Christy is a Principal 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 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.