Mr. Kolatch founded Redwood Capital in August 2000. Prior to that, he worked for Goldman Sachs from 1982 to 1999. From 1997 through 1999, he was head of the Credit Arbitrage Group which was a proprietary trading group within the Fixed Income Department focusing on distressed securities, high yield bonds, leveraged loans and emerging market debt. Prior to that, Mr. Kolatch was head of the high yield trading desk (1992-1996) and head of distressed bond trading (1992-1996). From 1985 to 1992 he held various positions within the High Yield Group including sales, trading and head of Corporate Bond Research. Mr. Kolatch began his career in the Corporate Finance Department (1982-1985). Mr. Kolatch became a Partner of Goldman Sachs in 1994.
Mr. Kolatch graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in 1978. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1982.