Mr. Affolter has over 20 years of debt and equity investment experience in a variety of roles. Prior to White Oak, Tom spent time at Goldman Sachs’ Specialty Lending Group in Chicago. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Affolter was a partner at Victory Park Capital Advisors, and has served in various positions at CIT and GE Capital (separately via GE’s acquisitions of both Antares Capital and Heller Financial). Over his career, Tom has focused on middle market secured lending opportunities for leveraged buyouts, refinancings, recapitalizations and turnarounds in both private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. Tom has a BS in Accounting from Marquette University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.