TCW Names Managing Director For Direct Lending Group

Sep 18 2013 | 7:26am ET

Mark Gertzof has been named managing director of global asset manager TCW's special situations group.

In this role, Gertzof will be involved in the origination, due diligence review, structuring and execution of new investments and will contribute to the ongoing management of portfolio companies. He reports to Rick Miller, group managing director and head of the TCW-Direct Lending Group.

Gertzof has more than 20 years of experience in structuring highly tailored debt instruments for middle-market companies. Prior to joining TCW, he co-founded a middle-market investment banking and credit advisory firm, Monroe Credit Advisors. Prior to that, he was a managing director and team leader for Merrill Lynch Capital’s corporate finance leverage lending group. Gertzof started his career at Bank of Boston and spent 13 years at BankBoston/Fleet Capital in various positions focused on asset-based lending.

TCW-DL is a senior secured lender that provides debt capital to middle market companies for leveraged buyouts, refinancings, acquisitions, general growth, liquidity and recapitalizations. The group has raised more than $3.9 billion of capital since its inception in 2000. The business was acquired by TCW in December, 2012, and is part of TCW’s alternative investment platform.

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