Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) serves as investment adviser to Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc.
The GSAM Private Credit Group is responsible for identifying investment opportunities, conducting research and due diligence on prospective investments, structuring investments and monitoring and servicing investments.
We benefit from Goldman Sachs’ extensive network of relationships, leading institutional infrastructure and a tremendous amount of in-house industry knowledge and experience.
Our business and affairs are managed under the direction of our independent Board of Directors.
Mr. Ardila was appointed as one of the Company’s directors in February 2016 and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors in December 2017. Mr. Ardila is retired. Mr. Ardila is a member of the Board of Directors of Accenture plc, a management consulting services company, where he serves as a member of the Finance Committee. Previously, Mr. Ardila worked for 29 years at General Motors Company, an automobile manufacturer, where he held several senior management positions, most recently as Executive Vice President of the company and President of General Motors’ South America region. Mr. Ardila joined General Motors in 1984. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Ardila served as the managing director, Colombian Operations, of N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd, before rejoining General Motors in 1998. Based on the foregoing, Mr. Ardila is experienced with financial and investment matters.
Carles E. Evans
Mr. Evans has served on the Board since October 2020. He is retired. Mr. Evans is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, an international provider of outsourced customer contact management services, and is chairman of the Board of Directors of Highwoods Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust, where he serves as chair of the Compensation/Governance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Mr. Evans worked for Wells Fargo Bank, most recently serving as executive vice president and group head of the eastern division of Wells Fargo commercial banking. From 2006 until Wachovia Corporation’s merger with Wells Fargo in 2009, Mr. Evans served as wholesale banking executive and an executive vice president for the Wachovia general banking group. Previously, he held senior management positions with First Union National Bank and with Bank of America and its predecessors, including NationsBank, North Carolina National Bank and Bankers Trust of South Carolina, which he joined in 1973. Mr. Evans is chairman emeritus of the board of the Spoleto Festival USA and was previously chairman of the board of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. Mr. Evans also serves on the boards of four private companies, National Coatings and Supplies Inc., Warren Oil Company, LLC, American Welding & Gas Inc. and Johnson Management. Based on the foregoing, Mr. Evans is experienced with financial and investment matters.
Ross J. Kari
Mr. Kari was elected as one of our directors in August 2015. He is retired. Previously, Mr. Kari was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), where he worked for four years. Previously, he held senior management positions at SAFECO Corporation, a personal insurance company, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and Wells Fargo & Company, where he began his career and worked for 19 years. Based on the foregoing, Mr. Kari is experienced with financial and investment matters.
Ann B. Lane
Ms. Lane was appointed as the Company’s directors on February 25, 2016. Ms. Lane is retired. She currently serves as Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Women In Need, a not-for-profit organization, where she chairs the Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee. Ms. Lane was a Director of Dealertrack Technologies, Inc., an automotive software solutions and services company, from 2007 to 2015. Previously, she worked for five years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial services company, as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Syndicated & Leveraged Finance and Head of Loan Syndications Capital Markets. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ms. Lane held several senior management positions at Citigroup, Inc., a financial services company, where she worked for 18 years. Based on the foregoing, Ms. Lane is experienced with financial and investment matters.
Timothy J. Leach
Mr. Leach has served on the Board since October 2020. He is retired. From 2008 until his retirement in July 2016, Mr. Leach served as chief investment officer of US Bank Wealth Management. Prior to joining US Bank, Mr. Leach held senior management positions with U.S. Trust Company and various investment advisers and asset managers, including Wells Fargo Private Investment Advisors, Wells Fargo Alternative Asset Management, ABN Amro Global Asset Management, ABN Amro Asset Management (USA) and Qualivest Capital Management. Mr. Leach currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County. Based on the foregoing, Mr. Leach is experienced with financial and investment matters.
Richard A. Mark
Mr. Mark has served on the Board since October 2020. Mr. Mark has been designated as the Board’s “audit committee financial expert” given his extensive accounting and finance experience. Mr. Mark is retired. He also serves on the Board of Directors of MMLC II. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Mr. Mark was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently leading the corporate development function of the advisory business of Deloitte. Mr. Mark began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. and held various positions with Arthur Andersen, including audit partner, before joining Deloitte in 2002. From June 2019 until November 2020, Mr. Mark served on the Board of Directors of Mylan N.V., a global generics and specialty pharmaceuticals company. In November 2020, Mr. Mark was appointed to the Board of Directors of Viatris Inc. in connection with Mylan N.V.’s merger with Upjohn. Mr. Mark also served from July 2015 until August 2016 as chairman of the Board of Directors and as a member of the audit committee of Katy Industries, Inc., a manufacturer, importer and distributor of commercial cleaning and consumer storage products. Mr. Mark is a Director of Almost Home Kids, an affiliate of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, which provides care to children with complicated health needs. Mr. Mark is a certified public accountant. Based on the foregoing, Mr. Mark is experienced with accounting, financial and investment matters.
Susan B. McGee
Ms. McGee was elected as one of the Company’s directors effective June 2018. She is retired. Ms. McGee serves on the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute and as Chairperson of the Investment Company Institute Small Funds Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Sports Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. Previously, Ms. McGee worked for 26 years at U.S. Global Investors, Inc., an investment management firm, where she held several senior management positions, including President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. She was also involved in the governance of the U.S. Global Investors Funds, serving as Vice President. Based on the foregoing, Ms. McGee is experienced with financial and investment matters.
Kaysie P. Uniacke*
Ms. Uniacke was elected as one of our directors effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Uniacke serves on the boards of the Goldman Sachs Luxembourg and Dublin family of funds and is an advisory director to Group Inc. Previously, she was global chief operating officer of GSAM’s portfolio management business until 2012 and served on the Investment Management Division Client and Business Standards Committee. Prior to this, she was president of Goldman Sachs Trust, the GS mutual fund family, and was head of the Fiduciary Management business within Global Manager Strategies, responsible for business development and client service globally. Earlier in her career, Ms. Uniacke managed GSAM’s U.S. and Canadian Distribution groups. In that capacity, she was responsible for overseeing all North American institutional and third-party sales channels, marketing and client service functions, for which client assets exceeded $200 billion. Before that, Ms. Uniacke was head of GSAM’s Global Cash Services business, where she was responsible for overseeing the management of assets exceeding $100 billion. Ms. Uniacke joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 and was named managing director in 1997 and partner in 2002. Ms. Uniacke serves on the Board of Trustees for Gettysburg College. Based on the foregoing, Ms. Uniacke is experienced with financial and investment matters.