David Kulakofsky is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, a member of the executive team of the Private Credit platform of Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) and a member of the Investment Committee for the Direct Lending, Opportunistic Credit and Senior Loan strategies. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Private Credit in 2020, Mr. Kulakofsky was Head of Madison Capital Funding’s Software & Technology Services team and a member of Madison’s Investment Committee. Mr. Kulakofsky joined Madison Capital at its inception in 2001 as an Associate and was a Vice President and Underwriting Team Leader before transitioning to an origination role in 2007. Prior to joining Madison Capital, Mr. Kulakofsky was an Analyst in the Investment Banking group at Robert W. Baird & Co., focusing primarily on industrial M&A transactions. Mr. Kulakofsky earned a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Sociology from Northwestern University and an MBA in Analytical Finance from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.