Adam Blumenthal is Founder, Co-Managing Partner and Chairman of Blue Wolf Capital Partners.
Prior to founding Blue Wolf in 2005, Mr. Blumenthal served as First Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for New York City from 2002 to 2005, where he managed the assets of the city’s pension system. 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 that, Mr. Blumenthal built and managed American Capital Ltd., a publicly traded buyout and mezzanine fund (NASDAQ: ACAS). During that time, Mr. Blumenthal played a central role in building the company from an unfunded start-up into a publicly traded company with over $1 billion invested in 63 middle market companies at the time of his departure.
Mr. Blumenthal served from 2011 to 2017 as independent trustee and chair of the investment committee for the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, a $60 billion fund that pays health benefits for over 750,000 retired autoworkers. Early in his career, from 1980 to 1984, he worked as a community and union organizer.
Mr. Blumenthal currently serves on the Advisory Board for the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and is a Lecturer in the Practice of Management. From 2004 to 2007, he served on the Board of Advisors at the Yale SOM and was named a Donaldson Fellow in 2009.
In addition to serving on numerous boards of directors for middle market companies, Mr. Blumenthal also has been a trustee and chairman of the investment committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Community Service Society of New York.
Mr. Blumenthal received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College and a M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.