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White Oak Hires Grossman, Expands Originations Capabilities

November 04, 2014, 07:23 AM

Kevin Grossman joined White Oak Global Advisors, LLC as managing director of originations, responsible for originating and underwriting new investment opportunities for its private debt funds. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in alternative finance and venture banking, including originating, underwriting, credit and portfolio management. Grossman will be based in Denver, Colorado.
"We are excited to welcome top-level talent like Kevin to the team," said Darius J. Mozaffarian, Partner and Head of Originations. "He brings a high level of energy as well as deep experience and a proven track record within the middle market lending community. With him on board, we look forward to accelerating into new geographic areas, expanding our strategic market coverage and assisting companies with their growth objectives."

Prior to joining White Oak, Grossman served as managing director and co-founder of the Later Stage/Lower Middle Market Group at Hercules Technology Growth Capital. He has held senior-level positions at Silicon Valley Bank, BFI Business Finance, Fremont Financial, and National Bank of Canada.

Grossman is a member of the Board of Advisors for Agility Leasing, the Association of Corporate Growth and the National Venture Capital Association. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Duncan Family YMCA. Grossman earned his B.A. in Business Economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his MBA from Northern Arizona University.

White Oak Global Advisors, LLC, is an SEC-registered investment adviser that directly originates private debt financings to middle- market companies to support growth initiatives. White Oak's product suite includes asset-based secured term loans and credit facilities, cash flow based term loans, unitranche facilities, rescue and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings, in/out of court restructurings, acquisition and capital expenditure facilities and other structured finance instruments. With over $1.3 billion of invested and committed capital, White Oak has made 75 direct debt investments in companies with enterprise values between $50MM and $1BN across a diverse range of industries and sectors. Headquartered in San Francisco, White Oak has additional offices in New York City, Dallas and Denver.

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