John B. Frank
Vice Chairman, Oaktree Capital Group, LLC
Director since November 2017
Chevron Committees: Audit (audit committee financial expert)
Current Public Company Directorships: Daily Journal Corporation; Oaktree Capital Group, LLC; Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation
Mr. Frank has been Vice Chairman since 2014, and Director since 2007, of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (“Oaktree Capital”), a global investment management company with expertise in credit strategies. He is one of four members of Oaktree Capital’s Executive Committee and was previously the firm’s principal executive officer. Mr. Frank was Oaktree Capital’s Managing Principal from 2005 until 2014, having joined Oaktree Capital in 2001 as General Counsel. Prior to that, he served as a Partner of the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling.
Prior Public Company Directorships (within last five years): Oaktree Acquisition Corporation; Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation; Oaktree Acquisition Corporation II
Other Directorships and Memberships: The James Irvine Foundation; Wesleyan University; XPRIZE Foundation
Skills and qualifications
Business Leadership/Operations: Over 20 years of service as senior executive of Oaktree Capital, a global investment management company, including service as Principal Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, Director, Managing Principal, and General Counsel.
Finance: More than 22 years of financial responsibility and experience as a senior executive at Oaktree Capital, and as the partner responsible for financial affairs at the law firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP. Deep experience in evaluating companies from investor perspective.
Global Business/International Affairs: Senior executive of Oaktree Capital, which conducts business worldwide from 18 offices around the globe. Travels around the world to meet with Oaktree Capital’s institutional clients and speak at international investment forums. Director of companies with international operations.
Government/Regulatory/Public Policy: Two decades of experience working with government officials regarding regulatory and public policy issues, including testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and as a senior executive of Oaktree Capital. Served as a Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Robert F. Drinan, Member of Congress, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Coffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Leading Business Transformation: Led the transition of Oaktree from a closely held private partnership to a broadly held public company with more than triple the assets under management while negotiating and overseeing the integration of multiple acquisitions and navigating a materially more rigorous regulatory and business environment. Regular exposure, as a senior executive of Oaktree, to the many financial and operational restructurings of companies included within Oaktree’s distressed debt investment portfolios.
Legal: Served as General Counsel of Oaktree Capital. Former Partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions and strategic, financial, and corporate governance issues. Law degree from the University of Michigan.
Updated: June 2023