Management

Howard M. Levkowitz , Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Levkowitz is Chairman and CEO of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp and a member of BlackRock’s Global Credit Platform. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Levkowitz co-founded Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was a Managing Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee. Prior to co-founding TCP, Mr. Levkowitz was an attorney with Dewey Ballantine LLP, specializing in real estate and insolvencies. He has served as a Director of both public and private companies and has also served on several formal and informal credit committees.

Mr. Levkowitz is actively involved in a number of philanthropic activities, particularly in educational initiatives, and serves as an executive board member for two private schools.

  • J.D. from the University of Southern California
  • B.S. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude, concentration in Finance) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in History (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania

Rajneesh Vig , President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Vig serves as BlackRock TCP Capital Corp’s President and Chief Operating Officer and is a member of Blackrock's Global Credit Platform.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Vig was a Managing Partner at Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was also Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to TCP, Mr. Vig held roles within Investment Banking, Debt Capital Markets and the Structured Solutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities from 1999 through 2006.

He currently chairs Blackrock Private Credit's Investment Committee and is a member of the Credit Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Los Angeles Board of the Posse Foundation.

  • M.B.A. in Finance from New York University
  • B.A. (magna cum laude) in Economics from Connecticut College

Paul L. Davis , Chief Financial Officer

Mr Davis serves as Chief Financial Officer of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. and is a member of the Global Accounting and Product Services Team within BlackRock's Business Operations Group, supporting BlackRock's Global Credit Platform.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Davis served ten years as Chief Financial Officer of Tennenbaum Capital Partners and its funds, after serving four years at Tennenbaum as Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President, Finance. Previously, he was Controller of a publicly traded securities brokerage based in Los Angeles. He began his career as an auditor in Arthur Andersen's financial services practice.

  • B.A. (magna cum laude) in Business and Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of California

Elizabeth Greenwood , General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary

Elizabeth Greenwood serves as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. and is a member of BlackRock's Legal and Compliance team.

Ms. Greenwood joined BlackRock in August 2018 following the acquisition of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC ("TCP"). At TCP, Ms. Greenwood served as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining TCP in 2007, she was General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Strome Investment Management. Prior to Strome, she served as counsel to venture capital companies sponsored by Pacific Capital Group and Ridgestone Corp., including Global Crossing and World POG Federation. Ms. Greenwood began her career as an associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

Ms. Greenwood serves on the Board of Governors for the Small Business Investor Alliance, a BDC industry trade group.

  • J. D. from Stanford Law School
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (summa cum laude) from The University of Texas at Austin

Erik L. Cuellar , Controller

Erik L. Cuellar serves as Controller for BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. and is a member of Blackrock's Global Credit Platform.

Mr. Cuellar joined BlackRock in 2018 as following the acquisition of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining TCP in 2011, Mr. Cuellar served as Controller for Ares Capital Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Cuellar was with Metropolitan West Asset Management where he served as the Assistant Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer for the Metropolitan West Funds. Prior to that, Mr. Cuellar managed the Alternative Investments Group at Western Asset Management Company. Mr. Cuellar began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he was a Senior Auditor in their Financial Services Group.

  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of California
  • B.S. in Accounting from California State University Northridge

Investment Committee

Michael E. Leitner , Managing Director

Prior to its acquisition by Blackrock, Mr. Leitner was a Managing Partner at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (TCP). Prior to joining TCP in 2005, Mr. Leitner served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for WilTel Communications, and before that as President and Chief Executive Officer for GlobeNet Communications, leading the company through a successful turnaround and sale. Previously, he was Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as head of Global Data Center and Colocation Services for 360networks and served as Senior Director of Corporate Development for Microsoft Corporation, managing corporate investments and acquisitions in the telecommunications, media, managed services and enterprise software sectors. Prior to Microsoft, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Leitner has served on numerous public and private company boards, and currently serves as a Director on the board of Avanti plc, Tillman Infrastructure Group, and Industrial Media.

  • M.B.A. from the University of Michigan
  • B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles

Howard M. Levkowitz , Managing Director, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Levkowitz is Chairman and CEO of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp and a member of BlackRock’s Global Credit Platform. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Levkowitz co-founded Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was a Managing Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee. Prior to co-founding TCP, Mr. Levkowitz was an attorney with Dewey Ballantine LLP, specializing in real estate and insolvencies. He has served as a Director of both public and private companies and has also served on several formal and informal credit committees.

Mr. Levkowitz is actively involved in a number of philanthropic activities, particularly in educational initiatives, and serves as an executive board member for two private schools.

  • J.D. from the University of Southern California
  • B.S. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude, concentration in Finance) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in History (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania

Philip Tseng, Managing Director

Prior to joining TCP, Mr. Tseng was a member of the Credit Suisse First Boston technology investment banking group focusing on technology and business services. While at CSFB, he advised on and executed M&A, public and private equity and structured debt transactions for a broad range of small and large cap companies. He also spent time covering technology services companies as an equity research analyst. Prior to that, he spent time in investment banking at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, where he managed equity and debt offerings for telecommunications companies, both emerging and incumbent carriers. Mr. Tseng currently serves as a Director on the boards of First Advantage, Shopzilla Inc., Anacomp, Inc., and also as a Director on the board of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern California section.

  • M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School
  • B.A. (honors) in Economics from Harvard College, Captain of the Men's Varsity Tennis Team and recipient of NCAA and Ivy League awards

Rajneesh Vig , Managing Director, President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Vig serves as BlackRock TCP Capital Corp’s President and Chief Operating Officer and is a member of Blackrock's Global Credit Platform.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Vig was a Managing Partner at Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was also Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to TCP, Mr. Vig held roles within Investment Banking, Debt Capital Markets and the Structured Solutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities from 1999 through 2006.

He currently chairs Blackrock Private Credit's Investment Committee and is a member of the Credit Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Los Angeles Board of the Posse Foundation.

  • M.B.A. in Finance from New York University
  • B.A. (magna cum laude) in Economics from Connecticut College

For more information on the personnel of our Advisor, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, click here: www.tennenbaumcapital.com/people.html.