Michael L. Gordon
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Michael Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Angelo, Gordon, and chairs the four-person Management Committee which is responsible for the management of the firm. As CEO, Michael is responsible for the overall management of the firm; as CIO he manages the diverse investment ideas within each discipline to provide an appropriate balance of risk and reward. He oversees the Research Department and is responsible for the quality and depth of research that is the hallmark of Angelo, Gordon. Michael began his career as a research analyst for L.F. Rothschild in 1970, specializing in the oil and oil service industries. Michael served as Director of Research of L.F. Rothschild’s Arbitrage Department and became a Managing Director of the firm. Michael is on the Board of Directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and Conquer Cancer Foundation. He is a Trustee of Colby College and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Michael has a B.A. degree from Colby College and a J.D. degree from Boston University Law School.
Josh Baumgarten is Angelo, Gordon’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer and a member of the four-person Management Committee responsible for the management of the firm. He is also co-portfolio manager for AG Super Fund and multi-strategy portfolios. Prior to joining Angelo, Gordon in 2016, Josh was a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and focused on Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, the firm’s hedge fund solutions business. At BAAM, which he joined in 2007, Josh oversaw credit investing and worked closely with some of the most well-regarded credit investors around the globe. He played a key role in Blackstone’s global co-investment business. Prior to Blackstone, Josh was a Portfolio Manager and trader at Blackrock, which he joined in 2000. His principal focus was on Blackrock’s high-yield portfolios. Josh started his career at Jefferies in investment banking and also spent time early in his career in venture capital investing. Josh is a member of the Children’s Board at Columbia (Columbia University Medical Center). He received a B.S. degree in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Operating Officer
Kirk Wickman is a member of the four-person Management Committee which is responsible for the management of Angelo, Gordon and is the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. He joined Angelo, Gordon in 2008 and is responsible for supervising all non-investment functions at the firm. Previously, Kirk was General Counsel and a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s Global Wealth Management business. Prior to that, Kirk worked at American Skandia as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, at Aetna Financial Services as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and at Aetna Inc. as Vice President and Counsel. Kirk began his career at Kirkland & Ellis where he was a Partner specializing in securities, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. He holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and combined J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Brigham Young University.
Adam Schwartz is a member of the four-person Management Committee which is responsible for the management of Angelo, Gordon and is the head of the firm’s United States/Europe real estate group. He has been directly responsible for, or overseen, in excess of $10 billion of real estate assets since joining Angelo, Gordon in 2000. Adam has significant experience in the acquisition and repositioning of all property types. Prior to joining the firm, Adam worked in the acquisitions group at Vornado Realty Trust, a public real estate investment trust. His work focused on the acquisition of public and private real estate companies in addition to single asset acquisitions. Adam is a member of the executive committee of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School and is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute. He is also a member of the board of directors of The Catalog for Giving. Adam received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.