Mark Attanasio

Co-Founder at Crescent Capital Group LP

Mark Attanasio

Mark Attanasio

Co-Founder at Crescent Capital Group LP

Career Highlights

Crescent Direct Lending Fund LP
TCW/Crescent Mezzanine LLC

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1957 - Bronx, New York






Co-Founder at Crescent Capital Group LP

Chair at Harvard-Westlake School

Managing Director at Crescent Capital Group LP

Managing Director at Crescent Capital Group LP

Managing Director at Crescent Capital Group LP

Chief Operating Officer at Crescent Capital Group LP

Co-Founder at Ares Management LP

Managing Director at Crescent Capital Group LP

Managing Director at Crescent Capital Group LP

Managing Director at Crescent Capital Group LP

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Member, Board of Directors at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

The Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles provides emergency relief and social services. It identifies and funds social service, humanitarian needs in Israel and around the world. It helps to alleviate Jewish poverty, provide emergency relief, and support the Los Angeles community. The organization is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA

Class of 1982

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Class of 1979

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - Current

TCW-WLA JV Venture LLC, a subsidiary of Crescent Capital Group Holdings LP, is an American company located in Los Angeles, CA. The firm provides investment advice.

2010 - Current

Crescent Capital Group provides investment advisory services primarily to institutional investors through private investment funds including structured vehicles and separately managed accounts. The funds include closed-end and open-end limited partnerships, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), and other investment vehicles. Crescent's investment advice focuses on investment and credit management activities in one or more below-investment grade corporate debt strategies through the following product groups: Capital Markets, Direct Lending, European Specialty Lending, Mezzanine, and Special Situations.

2010 - Current

Crescent Capital Group is one of the leading independent global providers of mezzanine capital. The firm has expertise in providing junior debt capital, primarily to fund shareholder transitions on behalf of private equity firms. They seek is to provide investors with substantial current income and capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of mezzanine securities. Investments generally take the form of private debt securities with equity participation in connection with buyouts, recapitalizations and refinancings.

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Member, Board of Directors
1995 - 2012

The TCW Group, Inc. provides investment management services. The firm's clients include corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the United States, as well as a number of foreign investors and individuals. It works in partnership with financial advisors to help build the businesses and meet the needs of clients. The company was founded by Robert Addison Day in 1971 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Independent Chairman
2011 - ?

Crescent Capital Finance Group, Inc. is a closed-end investment fund/investment trust.The Funds investment objective is to maximize the total return to its stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by: accessing the extensive origination channels that have been developed and established by Crescent Capital Group; originating investments in what it believes to be companies with strong business fundamentals, generally within its core lower-middle-market company focus; partnering with financial sponsors, including those with whom Crescent Capital Group has invested in the past to source investment opportunities; applying the disciplined underwriting standards of Crescent Capital Group; and capitalizing upon the experience and resources of Crescent Capital Group to monitor its investments. The company was founded in February 2011 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Member, Board of Trustees
2011 - Current

Museum Associates operates museums and organizes art exhibits. The company shares its collection through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities. Museum Associates was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.


Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc. owns and operates a professional baseball franchise. The company is a member of the American League Central Division of the Major League Baseball (MLB). The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.


Harvard-Westlake School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school, grades 7-12. It is the result of a merger between Harvard School, founded in 1900, and Westlake School for Girls, established in 1904. Coeducation began in September of 1991.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

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Crescent Direct Lending SBIC Fund LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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CESL Special Partner LP, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of Baseball's Internet operations, MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site,, and each of the 30 individual Club sites to create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. offers fans the most complete baseball information on the web, including up-to-date statistics, game summaries, extensive historical information, and exclusive features about Major League Baseball events and programs, including on-line ticket sales, baseball merchandise, authenticated memorabilia and collectibles, fantasy games, live and archived radio broadcasts of every game, live and archived video webcasts of entire games, pitch-by-pitch enactment of games, and hosted post-game video highlight shows. PR Newswire (

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