Jeffrey Deutschman (MBA ’81)

Jeffrey Deutschman (MBA '81)

Leland Sun

Jeffrey Deutschman has spent more than 30 years in the turnaround, private equity and lending business. He graduated from Columbia University and the Anderson Graduate School of Management, and started his career with Grisanti & Galef/The Spectrum Group in 1981, playing a hands-on role managing and turning around companies the group had acquired.

 Deutschman was a co-founder of Aurora Capital in Los Angeles and a co-founder of Crown Capital in New York before joining Stone Tower as a partner in 2006. Deutschman joined Apollo in 2012 when Apollo acquired Stone Tower. He is a managing director in Apollo's opportunistic credit group, which is focused on a wide variety of lending strategies that include lending to companies acquired by private equity sponsors and financial entrepreneurs, middle market energy and natural resource companies, specialty finance companies, and companies experiencing financial challenges. The opportunistic credit group is part of Apollo's $105 billion credit business, which, along with Apollo's private equity and real estate groups, manages in excess of $180 billion in assets.