Wendy Webb Joins Tennenbaum Capital

Wendy Webb has joined Tennenbaum Capital Partners as a managing director of investor relations. She previously spent 20 years with The Walt Disney Co., including as executive director of The Walt Disney Company Foundation and senior VP of investor relations and shareholder services.


Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”), a private investment firm with industry-leading experience in distressed investing, today announced that Winifred “Wendy” Markus Webb has joined the firm as Managing Director, Investor Relations.

“We are pleased to welcome Wendy Webb to TCP,” said Mark Holdsworth, Managing Partner. “As a highly-seasoned investor relations professional with a sophisticated finance background, she brings the right skill set to our communications program.  This new position further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to excellent communications and superior standards of transparency and disclosure.”

“TCP’s opportunities for the future are compelling,” said Ms. Webb.  “I’m excited to join such an innovative and skilled organization, and I look forward to serving the firm’s investors.”

Ms. Webb brings to TCP more than twenty-five years of experience in investor relations and investment banking.  She spent twenty years at The Walt Disney Company, where she held a series of senior level positions, including Executive Director of The Walt Disney Company Foundation and Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Shareholder Services.  Ms. Webb also has a strong background in finance, beginning her career as an investment banker.  She served as Vice President at PaineWebber in New York, where she focused on private placements and mezzanine and bridge loan financing.  Before that, she was a Corporate Finance Analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York and London.

Most recently, she was Chief Communications & Investor Relations Officer at Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.

At Disney, Ms. Webb was instrumental in establishing a professional investor relations function, dramatically upgrading and expanding its scope and leading the company’s strategic and financial communications worldwide.  Prior to that, Ms. Webb was engaged in Disney’s corporate finance activities where she structured several private placements and completed both public and private financings. 

She has been recognized for her leadership with several awards.  In 2009, Ms. Webb received 4 highest Telly Awards for best corporate image in an online video.  Her team at Disney was nominated for the Grand Prix award for best overall investor relations-mega cap by Investor Relations Magazine and by Greenwich Associates in 2006, and they won top interactive investor relations recognition from Web Marketing Association in 2005 and the best use of technology from Investor Relations Magazine in 2004.

Ms. Webb received her BA (honors) in English Literature from Smith College and her MBA from Harvard. 

She currently serves on the board of directors of San Diego-based Jack in the Box, Inc., where she is a member of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee.  She recently attended Stanford’s Directors’ College.

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, healthcare, 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 www.tennenbaumcapital.com.

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