John S. Balzer, CFA

Managing Director
TCW Direct Lending

Biography

Mr. Balzer joined the TCW Direct Lending group in 2016 and is involved in the origination, due diligence review, structuring, execution of new investments, and the ongoing management of portfolio companies. Prior to joining TCW, he was a Vice President in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he spent over ten years leading direct investments in healthy and distressed middle market companies across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that, Mr. Balzer was an Assistant Vice President and underwriter in the Media and Communication Group at GE Commercial Finance. Mr. Balzer began his career in public accounting working as a CPA and senior auditor for Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Balzer graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University where he received a BS in Accountancy, and is a CFA charterholder.
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