Yale School of Management

Adam Blumenthal

Lecturer in the Practice of Management, Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

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Adam Blumenthal

Adam Blumenthal is Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC and a member of its Investment Committee. The Blue Wolf Capital Funds are a family of private equity funds which focus on transformational investments in middle market companies.

Mr. Blumenthal was the founding partner of Blue Wolf in 2005. 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 LLC, Twin Rivers Paper Company, Elara Caring, StateServ Holdings, LLC, Fox Rehabilitation, ClearSky Health LLC, and RHA Health Services.

From 2011 through 2017, Mr. Blumenthal was a Trustee, and Chair of the Investment Committee, of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, a $60 billion fund that pays retiree health benefits for over 700,000 UAW employees of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.

From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Blumenthal built and managed American Capital Ltd., a publicly-traded buyout and mezzanine fund. Mr. Blumenthal served as First Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. from 2002–2005.

Mr. Blumenthal received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and a M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. From 2004 to 2007, he served on the Yale SOM’s Board of Advisors, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Yale’s International Center for Finance. In 2009, he was named a Donaldson Fellow at the Yale SOM. He has been a trustee of, and Chairman of, the Investment Committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Community Service Society of New York.