Michael Weissenburger, Director, is a member of Blackrock's Global Credit Platform. He is responsible for originating and executing direct lending and special situations investment opportunities and maintaining relationships with key deal sources and intermediaries across the US including private equity groups, investment banks, turnaround advisors and others. The investments sourced can be placed across the BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) platform but sit primarily in the BlackRock Private Credit group which since 1999 has invested nearly $27 billion in over 800 portfolio companies.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Weissenburger was a Managing Director at DDJ Capital Management, LLC a leading institutional investment advisor with $8 billion in assets under management, specializing in leveraged credit market investments. Prior to joining DDJ in 2015, Mr. Weissenburger was a Director, Direct Loan Originations at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, providing senior secured financing solutions from $3M to $1B to middle market companies across North American and Canada, to refinance debt, improve liquidity and to provide capital for acquisition or expansion.
Mr. Weissenburger earned a MBA in finance from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a BA in political science from University of Connecticut.