Francis Griffin joined Angelo Gordon in 2021 as a Managing Director and is a product specialist focusing on the firm’s middle market direct lending strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Francis was a Director at Verus Consulting with responsibility for manager research and fund due diligence across private credit investment strategies. Previously, Francis was a Principal with a family office, where he specialized in private credit and equity-related transactions. Prior to this, he served as portfolio manager for Avenue Capital and Moore Capital Management in New York and London, as well as serving as a researcher for performing and distressed debt for Bank of America. Francis holds a B.A. degree in History from College of the Holy Cross and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Minnesota.