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Aaron Blanchette

Co-Head of Corporate Loan and Securities

Mr. Blanchette is Co-Head of Corporate Loan and Securities and is based in Dallas. He serves on the Leadership Committee and is a member of several investment committees.

Mr. Blanchette joined Fortress in 2005 as an investment analyst within the Corporate Loan and Corporate Securities groups. Mr. Blanchette has been focused on underwriting and originating middle market loans for the past 18 years. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Blanchette was a Portfolio Analyst with Highland Capital Management where he was responsible for covering the technology, healthcare and financial services industries for Highland’s distressed hedge fund and CLOs. Before that, Mr. Blanchette was a Director in Ernst & Young’s restructuring advisory services group where he advised debtors, senior lenders and unsecured creditor committees in various distressed situations.

Mr. Blanchette received his B.B.A and M.B.A from Baylor University.