Matthew KabakerSenior Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Private Equity at Centerbridge Partners
Matt joined Centerbridge in 2011 and co-heads the Firm’s global private equity investing activities. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and focuses on investments in the Financial Services sector, institutions and assets, in the United States and Europe.
Prior to joining Centerbridge, Matt was a Senior Advisor to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Capital Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. At the U.S. Treasury Department, in addition to establishing the Office of Capital Markets, Matt was active in efforts to design the policy response to the 2008 financial crisis; design and implement the Dodd-Frank financial reforms; and address housing finance reform, including government-sponsored entities. He also served on the Treasury’s Financial Stability Policy Council and Housing Policy Council.
Prior to joining the U.S. Treasury Department in 2008, Matt was a Managing Director at The Blackstone Group L.P., where he worked in that firm’s private equity business in New York and London for more than 10 years. While at Blackstone, he focused on investments in the financial services and retail sectors.
Matt is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Versant Health (and affiliated entities; company is formerly known as Davis Vision – Superior Vision) and also serves on the Board of Directors of Bluestem Group Inc. (formerly known as Capmark Financial Group Inc.), Canopius AG and Visionworks of America, Inc.