Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Mr. Cardito is a managing director and portfolio manager of Oaktree's GFI Energy Group, which executes the Power Opportunities investment strategy. He is responsible for the overall management of the group and its investing activities, including setting investment strategy, sourcing and executing investment opportunities, and board oversight of the group’s portfolio companies. Mr. Cardito currently serves on the boards of Building Infrastructure Solutions Group, Richards Manufacturing, Saber Power Services, Sterling Solutions, System One Services and Universal Plant Services, and previously served on the boards of MWH Constructors, Renewable Energy Infrastructure Group, Shermco Industries, Solomon Corporation and Trench Plate Rental Company. For most of his career, Mr. Cardito has focused on control private equity investing in mid-sized businesses which serve or supply critical infrastructure in power, energy, utility, water/wastewater and niche industrial end markets. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2011, he was a principal with Harvest Partners, LP, a New York-based private equity firm. Before that, Mr. Cardito was a vice president with Nautic Partners, LLC, a Providence, Rhode Island-based private equity firm. Mr. Cardito received a B.A. degree in economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.