John Pavelski is a Managing Director and Co-head of North America for the Carlyle Credit Opportunities Fund focusing on structured equity and special situations investment opportunities. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Pavelski was a Managing Partner and Head of Global Private Credit at Brookfield Asset Management, where he led the private credit and special situation investing efforts. He founded the corporate private credit business and also oversaw the Indian Credit and Homebuilder Finance platforms. Prior to Brookfield, Mr. Pavelski worked at American Securities and focused on control and non-control opportunistic credit investments. Before American Securities, he worked at Silver Point Capital focusing on private credit and distressed opportunities. Mr. Pavelski began his investing career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs and a Senior Analyst in the Private Equity Group of The Blackstone Group.
Mr. Pavelski currently serves on the boards of Guitar Center, SBP Holdings, Fitness International, Nordam, and AFG Holdings.
Mr. Pavelski holds a BA from Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude with distinction, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.