Milwood Hobbs, Jr.Head of North American Sourcing & Origination at Oaktree Capital
Mr. Hobbs leads Oaktree’s North American Sourcing and Origination (S&O) group, which focuses on private credit sourcing and deal-origination for the firm’s U.S. Private Debt, Strategic Credit, Special Situations and Distressed Debt investment teams. Previously, he sourced and originated private debt opportunities across Oaktree’s credit strategies. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2013, Mr. Hobbs was an executive director at Natixis Securities focused on building the high yield sales and trading franchise. Prior thereto, he spent five years at Goldman Sachs as a vice president in leveraged finance origination and sales. Before joining Goldman Sachs in 2007, Mr. Hobbs was a director in Leveraged Finance at Deutsche Bank Securities, which he joined in 2000. Additional experience includes regional account management focused on fleet financing at GE Capital Corporation and controller for Leveraged Finance at Bank of America. Mr. Hobbs received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. degree in accounting from Rutgers University.