Seth Friedman joined Abacus in 2019 as a Managing Director. He is responsible for originating, structuring, underwriting, and executing new investments. Seth has over 20 years of investment experience in leveraged finance and investment banking in the lower middle market.
Seth was previously a Managing Director at GB Capital, LLC, where he led the firm’s lower middle market business development efforts. Prior to GB Capital, he spent over five years as a Managing Director at RLJ Credit Management, LLC, leading the firm’s originations efforts. Prior to RLJ Credit, Seth co-founded Perseus Finance, LLC and served as a Managing Director. Prior to that, Seth worked at MetLife Investments as an Associate Director in the Mezzanine Equity Finance Group, principally focused on sourcing, underwriting, executing, and monitoring direct mezzanine and equity co-investments, as well as fund investments.
Earlier in his career, Seth worked in The 1818 SBIC Fund of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., worked as an investment banker with Mesirow Financial, and was employed as a Credit Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at LaSalle Bank, NA. He holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.