Mr. Baffico is Managing Partner & CEO of Four Wood Capital Partners LLC, a yield-oriented investment management firm with assets under management, supervision & service of apx. $2 billion. Prior to founding Four Wood Capital Partners in 2011, he had been a senior leader in financial services for more twenty years across investment management and merchant banking, holding executive management positions at firms including Guggenheim Partners and BlackRock. At Guggenheim Investments (2010-2011), Mr. Baffico was Senior Managing Director & Head of US Retail, overseeing all aspects of the investment management and distribution businesses, responsible for more than $27 billion in assets under management and or supervision. Formerly, he spent more than a decade (1998-2010) at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he worked in various senior leadership capacities across sales, marketing, portfolio management, product development and capital markets.
Mr. Baffico currently serves on the Board of Directors for Four Wood Capital Advisors’ family of registered Funds and Specialty Finance Companies. In addition, he is the Executive Chairman of Global Marine Transport Capital LLC, FWCP’s specialty direct lending platform within the global maritime industry. Mr. Baffico is also Chief Executive Officer of SWD Enterprises LLC and GRIT Energy Services Inc., energy infrastructure companies focused on serving the oil and gas industry and affiliate and subsidiary companies FWCP respectively.
Mr. Baffico is SEC Series 7 and FINRA Series 24 and 63 registered and has a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin.