Timothy P. O'Hara, Managing Director, is Global Co-Head of Credit within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). Mr. O’Hara is responsible for determining the strategic direction and growth initiatives of the Global Credit platform. He is accountable for investments and investment performance, business management, product strategy, business development and alternative credit sourcing. Mr. O’Hara is a member of multiple investment committees within BAI, and he also serves on BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, the Human Capital Committee, and the Alternative Investors Executive Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. O’Hara was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, A.G., where he held several senior management roles over his career, including CEO of Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), CEO of Global Markets, Member of the Credit Suisse A.G. Executive Board, and Co-Head of Investment Banking. For much of his career, he worked within the bank's Fixed Income Division and held roles including Co-Head of Global Securities, Head of Global Credit Products, Head of Fixed Income (North America), and Global Head of Leveraged Finance.
Mr. O’Hara currently serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO). UVIMCO oversees the endowment for the University of Virginia. Mr. O’Hara is a former member of the University of Virginia College Foundation Board and Co-Heads the Foundation's New York Council. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Project Morry, a year-round youth development organization. Mr. O’Hara is a past member of the board of directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), where he was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board, and he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation and the Credit Suisse A.G. Foundation.
Mr. O’Hara received his B.A., Economics from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A., Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.