Geoffrey Jones Leaves KKR for Tennenbaum Capital

Geoffrey Jones has joined Tennenbaum Capital Partners as a principal. He previously was a principal with KKR, where he focused on managing credit investments.


Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”), a private investment firm with industry-leading experience in distressed investing, today announced that Geoffrey M. Jones has joined the firm as Principal.

“We are pleased to welcome Geoff to TCP,” said Philip Tseng, Managing Director. “As a professional with a background in distressed credit and special situation investing, we expect Geoff will meaningfully contribute on new and existing investment opportunities.”

Mr. Jones brings to TCP experience in distressed debt and alternative investing, including restructurings and workouts, and established deal sourcing.  He spent the past five years at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., where he served as Principal on KKR’s team responsible for managing credit investments.  Prior to that, he was at BNY Mellon and previously held positions with Deloitte LLP, Brown-Forman Corporation and Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP.

Mr. Jones received his BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, JD from Pepperdine University School of Law and MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Tennenbaum Capital Partners™ is a Santa Monica, California-based private investment firm. The firm’s investment strategy is grounded in a long-term, value approach.  It assists, both financially and operationally, transitional middle market companies in such industries as technology, energy, aerospace, business services, retail and general manufacturing. TCP’s core strengths include an in-depth knowledge of equity and debt financing vehicles in the public and private markets, as well as a thorough understanding of special situations. These situations may include legal, operational or financial challenges; turnarounds, restructurings and bankruptcies; corporate divestitures and buyouts; and complex ownership changes. For more, see