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.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President
Mr. Chi was appointed as the co-chief executive officer and co-president of the Company in March 2022. Mr. Chi is Americas co-head of Private Credit within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mr. Chi is a member of the Asset Management Private Credit Investment Committee and Specialty Lending Group Investment Committee. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Mr. Chi worked in the Financial and Strategic Investors Group within the Investment Banking Division from 2006 to 2019, where he managed the firm’s relationships with private equity and related portfolio company clients. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Chi was in Leveraged Finance, where he originated and executed leveraged loan and high yield financings for sponsor and corporate clients across all industries. From 1997 to 2000, he was based in Hong Kong, working on mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings, privatization and restructuring assignments for clients across Asia Pacific. Mr. Chi joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as an analyst and spent his first three years at the firm across the Information Technology, Fixed Income Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance groups. Mr. Chi serves on the Board of Directors for the JED Foundation and the Korean American Community Foundation.
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President
Mr. Miller was appointed as the co-chief executive officer and co-president of the Company in March 2022. Mr. Miller is Americas co-head of Private Credit within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mr. Miller is a member of the Asset Management Private Credit Investment Committee and Specialty Lending Group Investment Committee. Prior to his current role, Mr. Miller was head of originations for the Specialty Lending Group. Mr. Miller joined Goldman Sachs in 2004, was named managing director in 2012 and partner in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miller was senior vice president of originations for GE Capital, where he was responsible for structuring and originating loans in the media and telecommunications sectors. Prior to working at GE Capital, Mr. Miller was a director at SunTrust Bank, responsible for originating and managing a portfolio of middle market loans.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Skirnick was appointed as the chief operating officer of the Company in March 2022. Ms. Skirnick is global chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Credit. Prior to joining the Merchant Banking Division as global chief operating officer of the Private Credit investing platform in 2017, Ms. Skirnick spent six years in the Investment Banking Division (IBD) in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group, where she focused on technology mergers and acquisitions, as well as on the Americas Financing Group management team. Ms. Skirnick joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group within IBD in 2000 and rejoined the firm in 2010. Before re-joining the firm, Ms. Skirnick worked in distressed investing at Aurelius Capital Management and Perella Weinberg Partners.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer
Mr. Pessah was appointed as the chief financial officer, treasurer and principal financial officer of the Company in August 2022. Mr. Pessah is a vice president in the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Division and was previously in the Controllers group from 2010 until 2022. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pessah worked in the audit practice at Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr. Betzen was appointed as a vice president of the Company in August 2022. Mr. Betzen is a managing director and senior underwriter in Private Credit within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, focused on middle market lending in the Americas. Mr. Betzen is a member of the BDC Investment Committee and the Private Credit Investment Subcommittee. Mr. Betzen initially joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as an associate and rejoined the firm as a vice president in 2013. Prior to rejoining the firm, Mr. Betzen worked at Newstone Capital Partners, focused on second lien, mezzanine and minority equity investing. Prior to initially joining the firm, Mr. Betzen worked at JPMorgan Chase in the Technology Corporate Banking Group, focused on software, services and payments companies.
Mr. Greene was appointed as a vice president of the Company in August 2022. Mr. Greene is a managing director in Private Credit within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He is focused on the firm's middle market credit investing strategies, including sourcing, structuring and managing senior credit facilities. Mr. Greene joined the firm in 2004. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Greene worked at GE Capital. Previously, Mr. Greene was an associate in underwriting and portfolio management for two years within GE Capital's Media and Communications Group.
Mr. Watts was appointed as a vice president of the Company in August 2022. Mr. Watts is a managing director and senior underwriter in Private Credit within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, focused on middle market lending in the Americas. Mr. Watts is a member of the BDC Investment Committee and the Private Credit Investment Subcommittee. Mr. Watts joined Goldman Sachs in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Watts spent five years with GE Capital's Technology, Media and Telecom Finance Group as a senior vice president in underwriting and portfolio management, including managing the distressed portfolio acquired from Heller Financial. Before working at GE Capital, Mr. Watts was an associate at Investcorp International. Mr. Watts began his career as an investment banking analyst in Salomon Smith Barney's Mergers and Acquisitions Group.
Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Yoo was appointed as the chief compliance officer of the Company in June 2019. Ms. Yoo is Vice President of GSAM Compliance, Head of US Regulatory Compliance and Private Investing Compliance teams within GSAM Compliance, and Chief Compliance Officer of the GS Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds. Ms. Yoo joined the firm in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Julien was a Vice President in the legal department of Morgan Stanley Investment Management for 5 years. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she was an associate at Shearman & Sterling, LLP and at Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP from 1996-2004.