Pankaj is the President of WhiteHorse U.S. and Global Head of Originations. In this capacity, he oversees the U.S. Direct Lending business, as well as origination and deployment efforts for WhiteHorse globally. Pankaj serves on the management and investment committees of both WhiteHorse U.S. and WhiteHorse Europe. He has over twenty three years of experience in private debt and equity investing across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, distribution, telecom, healthcare, consumer products and consumer services.
Before joining WhiteHorse, Pankaj was a Managing Director with American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS), a middle-market investment firm. While at ACAS, he was a co-head of the debt investment business. Pankaj also sat on the Board of Directors of several ACAS portfolio companies. Prior to ACAS, Pankaj spent six years at Audax Group, a Boston and New York-based private equity and mezzanine firm with $5 billion under management. As a Senior Vice President with Audax, Mr. Gupta was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of mezzanine investments.
Pankaj received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.