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Don Mullen

Founder & CEO

Pretium

New York, NY, USA

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Donald Mullen’s Biography

Don Mullen is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Pretium. Over the course of three decades, Don has played a significant role in building successful, research-driven investment businesses, while earning a strong reputation as a strategic, innovative leader in the investments space.

Founded in 2012, Pretium is a leading alternative investment management firm with assets under management in excess of $51.2B. Pretium looks for shifts in the market driven by demographics, public policy or technology that lead to opportunities in residential or corporate credit. As CEO, Don is responsible for investment strategy, client engagement and strategic decisions regarding corporate direction. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Prior to founding Pretium, Donald was a Partner at Goldman Sachs. He also held the role of Head of the Securities Division’s Global Credit and Mortgage business, and served on many of the firm’s committees, including the Management Committee, Firmwide Risk Committee and as chair of the Principal Investments Committee. Previously, he was a Senior Managing...
Don Mullen is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Pretium. Over the course of three decades, Don has played a significant role in building successful, research-driven investment businesses, while earning a strong reputation as a strategic, innovative leader in the investments space.

Founded in 2012, Pretium is a leading alternative investment management firm with assets under management in excess of $51.2B. Pretium looks for shifts in the market driven by demographics, public policy or technology that lead to opportunities in residential or corporate credit. As CEO, Don is responsible for investment strategy, client engagement and strategic decisions regarding corporate direction. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Prior to founding Pretium, Donald was a Partner at Goldman Sachs. He also held the role of Head of the Securities Division’s Global Credit and Mortgage business, and served on many of the firm’s committees, including the Management Committee, Firmwide Risk Committee and as chair of the Principal Investments Committee. Previously, he was a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Credit at Bear Stearns, where he also served on the Board of Directors and Management and Compensation Committees.

Donald has held many board and advisory roles, and currently serves on the board of Friends of the High Line and on the Development Board of his alma mater, Yale University, where he earned a BA in Economics.
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Donald Mullen’s Newsfeed

PR Newswire
Pretium Announces New Partnership With iCapital®

"We're excited about our new partnership with iCapital and the range of tech-enabled solutions it will unlock for our private wealth investors and their advisors now and into the future," said Don Mullen, Founder & CEO of Pretium

Business Insider
One of the most active homebuyers on Wall Street predicted the demise of Opendoor & other iBuyers

Don Mullen says he doesn't see nearly as much chaos in today's housing woes, as opposed to 2007/2008. He also offers insight into the pitfalls and opportunities that exist today.

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Donald Mullen’s Background

Pretium
Founder & CEO
2012 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Pretium is a specialized investment manager focused on real estate, mortgage finance and corporate debt.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Partner
2001 - 2012
New York, NY, USA
Goldman Sachs is an American multinational company that engages in global investment banking, investment management and other financial services. Prior to being named Partner, Don served as the Head of the Securities Division’s Global Credit and Mortgage business and served on numerous committees, including the Management Committee and as chair of the Principal Investments Committee.
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Donald Mullen’s Gallery

Board Positions

Friends of the High Line
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Friends of the High Line is a nonprofit organization that works with communities and is devoted to reimagining the role public spaces have in creating connected, healthy neighborhoods and cities.
The Nature Conservancy
Board of Directors | New York Chapter
New York, NY, USA
The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental organization. Founded in 1951, it has over one million members globally as of 2021, and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres of land in its history.
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Media

Wall Street Veteran Explains Why He’s Still All-In on US Housing
Feb 2023
New York, NY, USA
Don Mullen offers his thoughts on the current housing market, emphasizing that he sees plenty of opportunity ahead.
Ex-Goldman Partner’s Firm Pretium to Open New Miami Beach Office
Dec 2022
New York, NY, USA
Pretium is opening its first office in Miami Beach, following a growing number of finance and tech firms expanding in the South Florida area.
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Interviews

Single-family home inventory ‘stuck in baby boomers’: Real estate expert
May 2022
New York, NY, USA
Pretium founder and CEO Don Mullen says the U.S. spent a decade underbuilding new homes, which is forcing all prices higher.
Pretium CEO Sees Opportunities in Distressed Credit
Mar 2021
New York, NY, USA
Donald Mullen, joins Bloomberg Surveillance Simulcast to discuss the opportunities in credit and share his outlook on interest rates and inflation.

Speaking Engagements

iConnections Funds4Minds Conference:
Featured Speaker
May 2021
Don took part in a panel titled 'The Future Risks and Opportunities in Private Credit'. The panel discussed alternative investments, namely the growing sector of private credit, from structured and corporate credit to residential credit.
Milken Institute Global Conference
Panel Discussion
Oct 2020
Pretium Founder and CEO, Donald Mullen participated in the discussion “Credit is a Cycle: Finding Opportunity in Turmoil” alongside other industry experts.

Press Releases

Pretium Expands Global Business Development Capabilities and Commitment to Asia and Australia with New Managing Directors
Aug 2022
New York, NY, USA
"As Pretium continues to expand our client base globally and deploy growing capital across our real estate and credit strategies, Asia and Australia represent important strategic markets and opportunities for growth," said Don Mullen, Founder and CEO of Pretium.
Pretium and American Equity Announce Strategic Partnership
Oct 2020
New York, NY, USA
"We are pleased to build on our relationship with AEL and bring differentiated and return-enhancing strategies for the benefit of AEL's investment portfolio," said Don Mullen, Chairman and CEO at Pretium.

Donald Mullen’s Education

Yale University
BA | Economics