CEO, Oaktree Capital Group
Mr. Wintrob is Chief Executive Officer of Oaktree Capital Management, a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. He has served as a member of Oaktree’s Board of Directors since 2011. Prior to joining Oaktree, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Life and Retirement, the U.S.-based life and retirement services segment of American International Group, Inc.
Mr. Wintrob began his career in financial services in 1987 as Assistant to the Chairman of Kaufman and Broad, Inc., and then went on to serve in several other executive positions at SunAmerica Inc. and AIG. Mr. Wintrob began his career with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.
Mr. Wintrob received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a board member of several non-profit organizations, including The Broad Foundations, the Skirball Cultural Center, the Los Angeles Music Center and the Doheny Eye Institute.
John Mapes (B.A. '90)
Managing Partner, Aurora Capital Partners
John Mapes is a Managing Partner of Aurora Capital Partners (“Aurora” or the “Firm”) and Chairman of the Investment Committee. He has spent his entire 24 year professional career in the financial services sector.
Aurora was founded in 1991. With assets under management in excess of $2.5 billion, Aurora is a private equity investment firm that invests across a number of funds in middle market companies across the country. Aurora is currently investing out of its sixth fund. The Firm acquires controlling interests in companies in three sectors: engineered products, distribution and tech-enabled services. In addition to leading the Firm’s private equity practice, John is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. John’s corporate board experience spans numerous companies including: Roller Bearing Co of America, Coast Gas Industries, Western Nonwovens Inc., Impaxx Inc., Autocam Corporation, Douglas Dynamics, K&F Industries, Ames Taping Tools, Mitchell International, RecoverCare, National Technical Systems and Restaurant Technologies.
Following his graduation from UCLA with a BA degree in Economics/Business in 1990, where John played varsity tennis for the Bruins, he spent two years with Salomon Brothers, Inc. in both New York and Los Angeles, in their Corporate Finance Group. He left Salomon Brothers to join Aurora in 1992 and then rejoined the Firm after attending and graduating from Harvard Business School in 1995.
John and his wife Carrie (BA 1990, MEd 1991) have a son in his sophomore year at UCLA and a daughter attending Campbell Hall High School and headed to Duke University in the Fall. John has been involved in the community with the Special Olympics and the St. Matthew’s Vestry, which oversees the Church and Episcopal Day School at St. Matthew’s Church. He is also active on behalf of Harvard Business School.
At UCLA, the Mapes endowed five student-athlete scholarships — two in men’s tennis, football, men’s basketball, and women’s beach volleyball. Additionally, the Mapes funded a gift to support the construction of new beach volleyball courts at UCLA which will be known on campus as Mapes Beach. John currently serves as Chair-Elect of The UCLA Foundation Board, Chairman of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Committee and serves on the UCLA Technology Development Corporation Board and UCLA Athletics Centennial Campaign Committee.