Kenneth Saffold is a Director and South Region Head of the U.S. Private Capital Group at BlackRock, the largest institutional asset management firm in the United States. In this role Kenneth provides private equity and debt to middle-market companies for M&A transactions throughout the region. He was part of the team at Tennenbaum Capital Partners that sold to BlackRock in 2018. Prior to his current role Kenneth spent 8 years as a Senior Vice President at GE Capital and prior to that worked in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and Citi where he started his career. Kenneth currently serves as a member of the Atlanta Zoo Council, the Leadership Georgia Class of 2019, and is the Northside Youth Organization (NYO) Basketball League Commissioner. He has formerly served as Chair of the Emory Board of Visitors and member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2017. Kenneth received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Morehouse College. Kenneth lives in Atlanta with his wife Akilah and two kids, KJ and Eva, age 10 and 5.