Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Panossian is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation. Mr. Panossian serves as Oaktree’s co-Chief Executive Officer, primarily focused on overseeing the organization and performance of Oaktree’s investment teams. He is also Oaktree’s Head of Performing Credit, where his responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s liquid and private credit strategies and as a portfolio manager within Oaktree’s Global Private Debt and Global Credit strategies. Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree’s Global Opportunities group in 2007. In January 2014, he joined the U.S. Senior Loan team to assume co-portfolio management responsibilities and lead the development of Oaktree’s CLO business. He became head of all performing credit in 2019. Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree from Pequot Capital Management, where he worked on their distressed debt strategy. Mr. Panossian holds a B.A. degree in economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; an M.S. degree in health services research from Stanford Medical School; a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School; and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Panossian serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is a member of the State Bar of California.