Cynthia (Cindy) and Sheldon (Shel) grew up on the east coast, met in London England as part of a semester abroad program, married in 1974 and moved to Los Angeles in 1985.
Shel is a founding member and principal of Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based institutional money manager specializing in alternative investment strategies. He co-manages the firm’s US and Global high-yield bond portfolios. Prior to forming Oaktree, Shel was a Managing Director at Trust Company of the West (TCW).
Cindy has been active in the non-profit sector, having chaired Partnership Scholars, an educational enrichment program for economically disadvantaged youth. She remains quite involved in supporting human rights and women’s health issues. Also she is an active doubles tennis player at the Riviera Tennis Club.
Shel is a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and serves on the Investment Committees of Bowdoin College and the California Community Foundation, both of which he previously chaired. He also teaches a second year MBA investment seminar at USC Marshall School.
Shel holds a BA from Bowdoin College and an MBA in accounting and finance from Columbia University. Cindy received her BA from Connecticut College and her MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University.