Crestline Investors, a credit focused institutional alternative asset manager, named Keith Williams a partner of the firm. Williams, who joined Crestline in 2012 as managing director and senior portfolio manager, is responsible for Crestline’s opportunistic and private credit strategies.

“Keith has been a driving force in expanding these strategies, which have grown dramatically and now employ 16 people in the U.S. and five in Europe. We are delighted to have Keith as a member of the partnership,” said Douglas Bratton, managing partner and CIO of Crestline.

Crestline’s Opportunistic and Credit Strategies group focuses on providing capital solutions to lower middle market and middle market companies, ranging from senior secured loans to junior capital in performing and distressed situations.

In total, Crestline manages $4.4 billion in credit and opportunistic strategies.

Williams joined Crestline from McKinsey & Co., where he was a senior member of McKinsey’s Recovery & Transformation practice. Before that, he was a senior member of the Special Situations group at Goldman Sachs, where he developed and implemented liquid and illiquid distressed investing strategies and was responsible for deal sourcing and execution for private debt strategies.