NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. (“Shenkman”), a leading investment manager focused on the leveraged credit markets, today announced that accomplished entrepreneur and athlete Jay Williams has joined the firm’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).
Mr. Williams brings nearly 20 years of business leadership experience to Shenkman, having stewarded multiple successful ventures at the intersection of finance, entertainment, and sports. He co-founded Simatree, an award-winning strategic advisory firm specializing in data, analytics, technology consultation, and digital transformation. He is currently a partner at Galway Holdings, LP, a financial services provider in insurance, tech, and consulting.
Additionally, Mr. Williams is an analyst for ESPN’s flagship basketball programs “NBA Countdown” and “College GameDay,” a New York Times bestselling author, and a keynote motivational speaker for executive business conferences and charitable organizations. He is one of the most prolific college basketball players in history, a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, and was the second overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.
“Jay is an instantly recognizable basketball and sports personality who has been equally successful in his pursuits off the court,” said Mark Shenkman, Founder and President of Shenkman. “Amid what is an incredibly dynamic market environment for Shenkman’s investment strategies, Jay’s business development expertise and vast network of relationships will be invaluable as we continue to grow. We are delighted to welcome him to the Shenkman family and look forward to benefitting from his unique perspectives and strategic guidance.”
“Shenkman has established itself as a leading credit investment firm renowned for the knowledge, experience, and quality of its team,” said Mr. Williams. “I have particular admiration for the firm’s personalized, client-first approach and commitment to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion inside and outside its organization. It is an honor to join the Board and I am excited to apply my insights and skills to help move the firm forward.”
Mr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Duke University, becoming the first athlete at the university to earn a degree in three years. As a starter for three years at Duke, Mr. Williams won the Naismith College Player of the Year award, the John R. Wooden Award, and the Oscar Robertson Trophy.
In addition to Mr. Williams, the Shenkman Board is comprised of Mark Shenkman, Justin Slatky, Chief Investment Officer of Shenkman, Victor Rosenzweig, retired partner at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, and Gloria Penn Thomas, professor and senior faculty member in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. ("Shenkman") is an independently owned traditional and alternative credit manager, founded and registered as an investment adviser with the SEC in 1985. Over the past 35 years, Shenkman has focused on the leveraged finance markets, earning a reputation as a pioneer in the asset class as well as an early practitioner of credit research analytics. Shenkman seeks to be a world leader in the research and management of leveraged finance investments for institutional and high-net-worth investors. The Shenkman Group of Companies manages approximately $30 billion of assets* for a predominantly institutional client base, with offices located in New York, NY, Stamford, CT, Boca Raton, FL, and London, UK. For more information, please visit www.shenkmancapital.com.
*As of November 30, 2023. The Shenkman Group of Companies’ AUM represents approximately $27 billion managed by Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. and $3 billion managed by Romark Credit Advisors LP and its relying advisors.