Tripp Smith

Managing Director,
Global Head of GA Credit



Tripp Smith is the Global Head of GA Credit and Managing Director at General Atlantic. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining GA, Tripp founded Iron Park Capital (“IPC”) in 2019 and served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding IPC, Tripp was a Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners (Blackstone Credit) (“GSO”) and a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group. Before joining GSO, Tripp had various leadership roles within Credit Suisse – Global Head of the Capital Markets Group, Global Co-Head of the Leveraged Finance Group. Tripp joined Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in November 2000 when it acquired DLJ, where he was Global Head of High Yield Capital Markets. Prior to joining DLJ, he worked for Smith Barney and Drexel Burnham Lambert. Tripp earned a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Additionally, Tripp is Co-Chair of the Wall Street Leadership Committee, a member of the Campaign Cabinet, and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a member of the Board of the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ and West Ham United F.C. in London, England.


University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Accounting

Community Involvement

Wall Street Leadership Committee, Co-Chair
Student Athlete Advisory Council at Notre Dame, Member