Mr. Blumenthal is Founder, Managing Partner and Chairman at Blue Wolf Capital Partners. He has served on the Board of Directors of numerous middle market companies over the course of three decades. From 2011 through 2017, Mr. Blumenthal also served as Independent Trustee, and Chair of the Investment Committee, of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, a $60 billion fund that pays retiree health benefits for over 700,000 UAW employees of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
Prior to founding Blue Wolf in 2005, Mr. Blumenthal served as First Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for NYC’s elected Comptroller from 2002 – 2005, with oversight 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 from 1989 to 2002, 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 is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Yale’s International Center for Finance and a Lecturer in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management (SOM). From 2004 to 2007, he served on the Yale SOM’s Board of Advisors and in 2009, he was named a Donaldson Fellow at the Yale SOM. He has also served as a trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Community Service Society of New York.
Mr. Blumenthal serves on the Board of Directors of Finch Paper Company, Twin Rivers Paper Company, Elara Caring, Fox Rehabilitation, ClearSky Health, RHA Health Services, and Colson Group. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College and a M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.