Prior to joining Willow Tree in February 2017, Mr. McAuliffe was a Director in the U.S. Private Capital group of BlackRock. He joined BlackRock in 2015 with the acquisition of BlackRock Kelso Capital Advisors, where he had been a member of the investment team since 2007. During this time, Mr. McAuliffe helped source, structure and monitor debt and equity investments in middle market companies across a diverse range of industries. He began his career as an Analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. in the Leveraged Finance group. Mr. McAuliffe holds a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.