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 is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Business Development Companies. Bryan is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee as well as the Blue Owl Credit Operating Committee and Valuation Committee.
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.
Peter Coleman 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, media and telecommunications sectors.
Before joining Blue Owl, Peter was a Credit Analyst at Littlejohn & Co., a middle-market private equity fund based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to that, he was an Analyst at Hildene Capital Management.
Peter received his BS in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University.
Colleen Collins is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Real Estate Investment Team. Colleen also serves as a member of the Blue Owl Real Estate's investment team (responsible for sourcing single tenant triple net lease real estate assets).
Before joining Blue Owl, Colleen was with GE Capital for over 15 years. She helped in various leadership roles in corporate finance running commercial teams responsible for senior debt and fixed asset finance transactions. Colleen also launched a $3B industrial finance business as a captive finance business. Before that, Colleen worked at a wealth advisory firm for high-net-worth families.
She earned a BS in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, from Georgetown University. Additionally, she received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business.
Chad Colombo is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Private Wealth Team. In his role, he focuses on maintaining and establishing strategic relationships with financial advisors and wealth management teams throughout New England and Upstate NY with primary concentration on wirehouse platforms. His responsibilities also include leading a regional team, focused on promoting Blue Owl's alternative strategies through the private wealth channel.
Before joining Blue Owl, Chad was a Senior Vice President at Inland Private Capital in Oak Brook, IL. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Boston Capital, an institutional real estate business based in Boston, MA. Chad began his career at State Street Bank & Trust in Boston, MA.
Chad received his BA in Marketing with a concentration in Economics at Oswego State University and maintains his FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.
Michael Conley is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the GP Strategic Capital Investment Team. In his role, he shares broad responsibilities across the investment team, focusing much of his time managing investor relationships and leading co-investment activities.
Before joining Blue Owl, Michael was with Partners Group where he was responsible for business development and investment origination. He started on the private equity team in Switzerland, sourcing and executing secondary investments for Partners Group in Europe. Michael began his career at Lord, Abbett & Co. within both strategy and business development.
Michael received a BS in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from The Johnson School at Cornell University.
Sean Connor is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and the President of Global Private Wealth. In his role, Sean is at the forefront of Blue Owl’s private wealth initiatives globally and oversees fund formation and product structure innovation, capital raising, and client servicing. In addition, Sean oversees business development, marketing, and operations for Private Wealth at the firm.
Prior to joining Blue Owl, Sean served as a Managing Director of CION Investment Management. Sean was a member of CION’s Investment Committee and responsible for overseeing all aspects of CION’s business. Prior to joining CION, Sean held roles focusing on originating, underwriting, negotiating and corporate finance transactions globally. In 2020, Sean was recognized by Private Debt Investor as one of the industry’s Rising Stars, a list of 40 individuals under the age of 40 with the potential to shape the future of the private debt asset class.
Sean received a BA in Economics from Columbia University and maintains Series 7, 63 and 24 registrations.
Brett Cook is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Compliance Team. In his role, he focuses on compliance review of marketing and communications materials across the firm.
Before joining Blue Owl, Brett was a Principal, Global Compliance Advisor at TIAA/Nuveen, a global asset manager, based in Chicago. Prior to that, he was a Vice President, Compliance Manager at JP Morgan Chase, Asset Management. Brett began his career as a Plan Document Coordinator at MassMutual Financial Group.
Brett received his BA in English with a concentration in Communications, summa cum laude, from Western New England College. Currently, Brett is an ardent supporter and active volunteer for God’s Love We Deliver. The mission of God’s Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.
Joe Cortese is a Principal at Blue Owl and member of the Compliance Team. In his role, he focuses on providing Investment Compliance related coverage to Credit, GP Strategic Capital and Real Estate.
Before joining Blue Owl, Joe was a Vice President in the Compliance group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. in New York. Joe began his career as a Compliance Analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Crimes Compliance Group.
Joe received his BS in Government from Connecticut College.
Rachel Craft is a Managing Director at Blue Owl and member of the Business Services Platform. In her role, Rachel is part of the Capital Strategy practice providing fundraising advisory and client development support to GP Strategic Capital Partner Managers. She is responsible for managing relationship with US institutional investors in the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast.
Before joining Blue Owl, Rachel was a Vice President at Phoenix Investment Adviser, a stressed credit fund based in New York. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Credit Suisse. Rachel began her career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Debt Capital Markets Group.
Rachel received a BBA in Finance from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with High Distinction.