Pankaj Gupta President of WhiteHorse, U.S. & Global Head of Originations

StrategyDirect Lending


EducationB.A., Dartmouth College

Prior ExperienceAmerican Capital
Audax Group

Pankaj Gupta 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 H.I.G. WhiteHorse globally.

Pankaj serves on the management and investment committees of both H.I.G. WhiteHorse, U.S. and Europe. He has over 23 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 H.I.G. 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. Prior to ACAS, Pankaj spent six years at Audax Group, a Boston and New York-based private equity and mezzanine firm.

Pankaj received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.