Prior to joining BlackRock Kelso Capital, Mr. Palmeri was a Managing Director at GMAC Commercial Finance Structured Finance Group, one of the largest commercial finance companies in the industry. Having originally joined GMAC in 2001 as a senior member of the Structured Finance Group, Mr. Palmeri held various positions within the company involved in senior debt financings for middle market companies.
Prior to joining GMAC, Mr. Palmeri worked in the Structured Corporate Finance Group of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown (predecessor to Bankers Trust Commercial Corporation) for approximately 12 years, where his responsibilities included working with financial sponsors, middle market companies and third party financial advisors in the analysis, underwriting and managing of leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and restructurings. He began his banking career in the asset-based lending division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust (predecessor to CIT).
Mr. Palmeri received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton and an M.B.A. from Adelphi University.