Mr. Salem joined Golub Capital in 2023 and is a Managing Director and Operating Partner on the Direct Lending team. He is responsible for working closely with CEOs, boards of directors and other third-party equity owners to drive value creation initiatives at portfolio companies owned by Golub Capital. Prior to joining Golub Capital, Mr. Salem was a Managing Director in the Special Situations Group at Blackstone, where he was responsible for working directly with Blackstone Credit Private Lending portfolio companies on operational and value creation initiatives. Prior to this position, Mr. Salem was Managing Director of Global Operations at Hudson Advisors, the asset management affiliate of Lone Star Funds. Prior to that, he held multiple interim crisis management roles (CEO, CFO, COO) while working at Challenger Advisors, and other management consulting roles while working at Zolfo Cooper and Deloitte. Mr. Salem earned his BBA in Finance and BA in Economics from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University.