Mr. Woodward is the Chief Investment Officer of Kohlberg and a member of the Investment Committee, the Credit Committee and the Executive Committee. He joined Kohlberg in 1996, was named a Partner in 2001 and became Chief Investment Officer in 2010. As the Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Woodward is responsible for managing the Investment Committee process for new investments, including portfolio construction strategy, oversight of the Firm’s due diligence efforts, ESG, talent development and close interaction with the transaction and monitoring teams. Mr. Woodward is a member of the board of directors of Area Wide Protective, BluSky, Cadence, CIBT, DecoPac, Elevate Outdoor Collective, ENTRUST Solutions Group, GPRS, MarketCast, Meadows Behavioral Health, Myers EPS, Nelipak, Nellson, OB Hospitalist Group, Parts Authority, PCI Pharma Services, Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, Senneca, Spinal Elements, Spire Orthopedic Partners, Trinity Life Sciences and United Digestive. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Woodward was with James D. Wolfensohn Incorporated.
Mr. Woodward received an A.B. from Harvard College.