Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 17, 2020 (March 16, 2020)




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Delaware   814-00998   46-2176593

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200 West Street,

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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   GSBD   The New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02 – Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As previously announced, Carmine Rossetti stepped down as the Principal Accounting Officer of Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (the “Company”) on March 16, 2020. On March 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed David Pessah as Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Pessah, age 34, has also been appointed as Principal Accounting Officer of Goldman Sachs Private Middle Market Credit LLC, Goldman Sachs Middle Market Lending Corp., and Goldman Sachs Private Middle Market Credit II LLC. Mr. Pessah is a Vice President in the BDC Fund Controllers team of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., the Company’s investment adviser. Mr. Pessah is responsible for fund accounting and financial reporting oversight as well as the continuous improvement of the control environment for the Company. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in September 2010, he worked in the audit practice at Ernst & Young LLP. He received a B.S. in Accounting from University of Delaware in 2007 and received his M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College in 2016.

Mr. Pessah was not appointed to the position of Principal Accounting Officer pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with any other person. Mr. Pessah has no family relationships with any director or executive officer of the Company and there are no transactions in which Mr. Pessah has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: March 17, 2020     By:  

/s/ Jonathan Lamm

      Name: Jonathan Lamm
      Title: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer