Managing Partner and Chairman, Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Adam Blumenthal is the founder, managing partner, and chairman of Blue Wolf Capital Partners. 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, Twin Rivers Paper Company, Elara Caring, Fox Rehabilitation, ClearSky Health, RHA Health Services, KDB, and Colson Group. From 2011 through 2017, Blumenthal was an independent trustee and chair of the Investment Committee of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. This $60 billion fund pays retiree health benefits for over 700,000 United Auto Workers employees of Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors.
Prior to founding Blue Wolf, Blumenthal served as first deputy comptroller and chief financial officer of New York City from 2002 to 2005, with oversight of the city’s pension system. During his tenure, the city’s pension assets increased from $65 billion to $85 billion, primarily as a result of strong investment gains. From 1989 to 2002, Blumenthal built and managed American Capital Ltd., a publicly traded buyout and mezzanine fund. During that time, Blumenthal played a central role in building the company from an unfunded startup into a publicly traded company with over $1 billion invested in 63 middle-market companies at the time of his departure.
Blumenthal received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management (SOM). From 2004 to 2007, he served on the SOM’s board of advisors, and he is currently a member of the advisory board for Yale’s International Center for Finance and a lecturer in the practice of management at the SOM. In 2009, he was named a Donaldson Fellow at the SOM. Blumenthal has been a trustee of and chairman of the investment committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Community Service Society of New York.