Pat Dowling has 33 years experience in the finance industry. Prior to joining White Oak Global Advisors LLC as managing partner, he was senior managing director and group head at Tygris Commercial Finance Group where he also was a corporate officer and founder. Before Tygris, he was managing director and general manager of CIT Leveraged Finance Transportation. Pat was previously managing director and industry leader, aerospace and defense, for GE Commercial Finance and had a 22 year career at GE Capital. He is active in The National Chamber Foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and The Institute for Defense and Business Foundation. He is a certified public accountant. Pat holds a BS in accounting from Fordham University and a JD from Pace University School of Law. He is a second-generation Irish American whose mother’s family hails from Cork. Pat is married to Kate and has three sons: Patrick, Connor and Mackenzie.