Howard Widra

Bethesda, United States of America


Howard Widra is Partner and Head of Direct Origination, Credit, at Apollo, and has been with the Firm and/or its affiliates since 2013. He was appointed Executive Chairman of MidCap Financial Investment Corporation in August 2022. He served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from May 2018 to August 2022 and as President from June 2016 to May 2018. He has also been a Director since May 2018. Howard is a co-founder of MidCap Financial and formerly its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to MidCap, Howard was the founder and President of Merrill Lynch Capital Healthcare Finance, and President of GE Capital Healthcare Commercial Finance before that, where he held senior roles in its predecessor entities.

Howard holds a JD awarded cum laude from the Harvard Law School and a BA from the University of Michigan.