Adam Blumenthal is Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC and a member of its Investment Committee. The Blue Wolf Capital Funds are a family of private equity funds which focus on transformational investments in middle market companies.
Mr. Blumenthal was the founding partner of Blue Wolf in 2005. He has served on the board of directors of numerous middle market companies over the course of three decades. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of Finch Paper Company LLC, Twin Rivers Paper Company, Elara Caring, StateServ Holdings, LLC, Fox Rehabilitation, and ClearSky Health LLC.
From 2011 through 2017, Mr. Blumenthal was a 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.
From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Blumenthal built and managed American Capital Ltd., a publicly-traded buyout and mezzanine fund (NASDAQ: ACAS). Mr. Blumenthal played a central role in building it into a publicly-traded buyout and mezzanine fund with a portfolio of over $1 billion invested in sixty-three middle market companies by the time he left in 2002. From ACAS’s 1997 initial public offering until 2002, Mr. Blumenthal served continuously on ACAS’s board of directors, was a founding member of its investment committee, and held positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President and Vice Chairman. Over this time, ACAS produced a 22% IRR to investors in its initial public offering.
Mr. Blumenthal served as First Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. from 2002 – 2005. In this capacity, he oversaw the capital markets activities of the Comptroller’s office, including overseeing the City’s debt issuance, managed the assets of the New York City Retirement Systems, and issued budget, financial, and economic analyses. During Mr. Blumenthal’s tenure, the City’s pension assets increased from $65 billion to $85 billion, primarily as a result of strong investment gains.
Mr. Blumenthal received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and a M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. From 2004 to 2007, he served on the Yale SOM’s Board of Advisors, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Yale’s International Center for Finance. In 2009, he was named a Donaldson Fellow at the Yale SOM. He has been a trustee of, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Community Service Society of New York.