Ben Forman is the Founder and Managing Partner of ParaFi Capital, an investment firm focused on blockchain and decentralized finance.   Prior to founding ParaFi in 2018, Ben spent 10 years investing across private equity and credit markets.  Most recently, Ben was a Director at KKR, responsible for leading investments across the capital structure, including distressed debt, special situations, and liquid credit, on behalf of KKR Credit’s $70 billion of assets under management.  Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Forman spent four years at TPG Sixth Street Partners, the credit investment platform of TPG Capital, with over $30 billion of assets under management.  At TPG, Mr. Forman served as a Vice President and one of the first employees of the private credit business, TPG Specialty Lending, which publicly listed on the NYSE in 2014.  Prior to TPG, Mr. Forman worked at Littlejohn & Co., a middle market private equity firm, and Rothschild & Co., an M&A and restructuring investment bank. Mr. Forman graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.