Rodney Cohen, Black Diamond Capital Management

Head of Private Equity, The Carlyle Group

Rodney S. Cohen is Head of Private Equity at Black Diamond Capital Management. Prior to joining Black Diamond in 2020, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Growth Partners and Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, which represent the U.S. smaller and middle market buyout activities of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Cohen is based in New York. In his two decades of private equity investing, operational restructuring and legal advisory work, Mr. Cohen has invested in a variety of sectors including commodities, natural resources, media, consumer, financial services, security and industrials. Black Diamond is a privately held alternative asset management firm specializing in high yiel credit, stressed and distressed credit, restructurings and business turnarounds. Black Diamond has 90+ employees, including 30+ investment professionals, servicing all of its platforms from its 3 offices globally.