|Adam M. Blumenthal '89|
Managing General Partner
Blue Wolf Capital Management
Adam Blumenthal is a founder and managing partner of Blue Wolf Capital Management, a private equity firm that invests in opportunities in which carefully structured transactions can change organizations and create value. Blue Wolf focuses on companies in which government, labor, or financial or operational distress are significant factors.
Prior to founding Blue Wolf, Adam served from 2002 to 2005 as first deputy comptroller and chief financial officer for New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. In this capacity, he oversaw the capital markets activities of the Comptroller's Office, including management of the assets of the New York City Retirement Systems. During his tenure, the city's pension assets increased from $65 billion to $85 billion, primarily as a result of strong investment gains. Prior to his work in the public sector, Adam served in positions including vice chairman, president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer of American Capital Strategies, an S&P 500 alternative asset manager (NASDAQ: ACAS), which he joined when it was a start-up immediately after graduation from SOM. From 1980 through 1983 he was a community organizer in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Jacksonville, Florida; and St. Louis, Missouri.
He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. From 2004 to 2007, he served on the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors.