Joshua Cherry-Seto is the Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC. The Blue Wolf Capital Funds are a family of private equity funds focused on transformational investments in middle market companies.
Mr. Cherry-Seto is responsible for fund and management company reporting to the Limited Partners as well as the SEC and other regulatory agencies; the coordination of finance operations and the reporting of Blue Wolf’s portfolio companies through their CFOs; and the investment and tax structuring of potential platform, add-on, and co-investment opportunities.
Before joining Blue Wolf in 2013, Mr. Cherry-Seto worked for five years as a portfolio and finance manager at Grove International Partners, a $5 billion global opportunistic private equity real estate fund manager. In this role, he focused on portfolio management of Grove’s global platform and ASC 820 valuation audit and investor financial reporting and analysis.
From 2001–2008, Mr. Cherry-Seto held a variety of positions within Citigroup, acting principally as a Vice President with responsibilities including financial planning and analysis, tax structuring, SEC registration, and systems implementation within various units. In the finance department of Citigroup’s alternative investments business, he covered the private equity, real estate and hedge fund asset classes for risk reporting and Basel implementation, sales projections, budgeting, performance, and executive reporting. He was also a senior representative on the $2 billion asset agreement with Met Life as a result of the sale of Travelers. Mr. Cherry-Seto completed his service with Citigroup as Product Manager within the Citi Fixed Income Alternatives group, where he was responsible for the launch, SEC registration, risk management, NAV oversight, independent board coordination, tax structuring, and investor reporting of a novel SEC-registered fixed income alternatives fund.
Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Cherry-Seto held several roles within the organized labor movement. He was a union organizer for SEIU local 100 in Beaumont, TX, representing hospital workers and actively organizing nursing home and school support workers. He also was a union organizer for HERE organizing school support workers in Connecticut. Additionally, he served as the Executive Director of the National Writers Union; worked with 1199 SEIU in their political action and communications group, as well as assisting with financial analysis and contract negotiations; and worked with the Jewish Labor Committee and United Hebrew Trades in New York City.
Mr. Cherry-Seto holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a post-graduate certification in Executive IT Management from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.