Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Panossian is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation and Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation. Mr. Panossian is also a managing director and portfolio manager for Oaktree’s Strategic Credit strategy, as well as Oaktree’s Head of Performing Credit. Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree in 2007 as a senior member of its Distressed Debt investment team. 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. Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree from Pequot Capital Management, where he worked on their distressed debt strategy. Mr. Panossian received a B.A. degree in economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Panossian then went on to receive an M.S. degree in health services research from Stanford Medical School and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He is a member of the State Bar of California.