公司成员

领导团队

Stephen A. Schwarzman*

Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder

Jonathan Gray*

总裁兼首席营运官

Hamilton E. James*

Executive Vice Chairman

Michael Chae

首席财务官

John G. Finley

首席法务官

Christine Anderson

Global Head of Public Affairs and Marketing

Joseph Baratta*

Global Head of Private Equity

Wayne Berman

Global Head of Government Affairs

David S. Blitzer

战略性投资机会部全球主管

Kenneth Caplan

Global Co-Head of Real Estate

Nicholas Galakatos

Global Head of Life Sciences

Sean Klimczak

黑石集团基础设施全球主管

Jon Korngold

Global Head of Blackstone Growth Equity

Kathleen McCarthy

Global Co-Head of Real Estate

John McCormick

Global Head of Hedge Fund Solutions (BAAM)

Verdun Perry

Global Head of Strategic Partners

Paige Ross

Global Head of Human Resources

Dwight Scott

GSO 全球主管

Joan Solotar

Global Head of Private Wealth Solutions

Vik Sawhney

Chief Administrative Officer

*Member of Blackstone's Board of Directors

董事会成员

James W. Breyer

Founder and CEO of Breyer Capital

Sir John Hood

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robertson Foundation and Chair of the Rhodes Trust

Rochelle B. Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus & Former Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Jay O. Light

哈佛商学院名誉院长

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

加拿大前总理

William G. Parrett

Retired CEO and Senior Partner, Deloitte (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)

Ruth Porat

Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet Inc. and Google Inc

Senator Kelly A. Ayotte

Former United States Senator from New Hampshire

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Qasim Abbas

Qasim Abbas is a Senior Managing Director with Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Abbas was a Portfolio Manager with Trafalgar Asset Managers (a European credit-focused hedge fund), where he invested and traded in European Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed Securities across a range of asset classes. Prior to that, he was responsible for establishing a Europe-focused mortgage loan portfolio trading and investment desk at UBS AG in London. Before joining UBS AG, Mr. Abbas spent eight years at Citigroup in emerging markets, securitization, and asset-backed special situations roles.

Mr. Abbas graduated from Clark University with majors in Economics and Government.

Angelo Acconcia

Angelo Acconcia is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group, based in New York, and leads Blackstone's private equity investment activities in the oil & gas sector on a global basis. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, and prior to fully dedicating his time to energy and the oil & gas sector, Mr. Acconcia has been involved in the execution of several important Blackstone investments, including Graham Packaging, Ondeo Nalco, TRW Automotive and Texas Genco. Mr. Acconcia has either led or played a critical role in every one of Blackstone’s oil and gas investments, including: Alta Energy, Beacon Oil & Gas, Brix & Harvest, GeoSouthern, Gavilan Resources, Guidon Energy, Huntley & Huntley, Jetta Energy Permian, Primexx, LLOG, Osum Oil Sands, Royal Resources, and Vine Oil & Gas.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Acconcia worked at Morgan Stanley & Company's Investment Banking Division in their Global Energy and Mergers and Acquisitions departments in both the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that, Mr. Acconcia worked at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Investment Banking Division in Canada and separately in Hong Kong.

Mr. Acconcia is a member of the Investment Committee for Blackstone Energy Partners II, a $4.5 billion Blackstone private equity fund dedicated exclusively to the energy sector, and also serves as a director of Beacon Oil & Gas, Brix & Harvest, Gavilan Resources, Guidon Energy, Huntley & Huntley, Jetta Energy Permian, Primexx, LLOG, Osum Oil Sands, Royal Resources, and Vine Oil & Gas. Mr. Acconcia received an Honors degree in Business from Queen's University in Canada, where he graduated with First Class Honors.

A. J. Agarwal

A.J. Agarwal is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and leads Blackstone’s U.S. Core+ real estate business.

Prior to launching and leading Blackstone’s Core+ business in 2014, Mr. Agarwal was co-head of U.S. Acquisitions and oversaw more than $15 billion of equity commitments and $50 billion of transactions across all real estate asset classes. In addition to leading the Brixmor and Extended Stay Hotels IPOs, he was directly involved with and led investments across all sectors, including Blackstone’s investment in malls through General Growth Properties, limited service hotels through Apple REIT 6 and Extended Stay Hotels, luxury hotels through Hotel del Coronado, shopping centers through Brixmor and multiple other grocery-anchored portfolios, and office buildings such as One Market Plaza in San Francisco. Mr. Agarwal joined Blackstone in 1992 and is a member of Blackstone’s Real Estate Investment Committee.

Mr. Agarwal graduated from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Martin Alderson Smith

Martin Alderson Smith is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Insurance Solutions. Mr. Alderson Smith manages the development and distribution of tailored solutions for insurance companies worldwide. Before taking up his current role, Mr. Alderson Smith was Head of Corporate Development working on firm wide strategy and evaluation of new business initiatives.

Mr. Alderson Smith was formerly the Managing Partner of Blackstone’s M&A advisory business and a Senior Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group. In that capacity, he worked on a wide array of insurance and asset management projects, including representing the State Regulators of New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Maryland and Washington on the proposed demutualization and conversion of John Hancock, MetLife, Prudential, Principal, Carefirst and Premera Blue Cross. He also was retained by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Insurance Department to review a number of corporate transactions including the affiliation of Highmark with West Penn Allegheny Health System, and Highmark’s acquisition of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition, he has advised clients including Aviva, State Street, AIG and Ullico on a spectrum of acquisitions, divestitures and partnership transactions. He is a Blackstone designated Director of Patria Investimentos S.A., as well as a Blackstone designated Director of Harrington Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. Before joining Blackstone in 1991, Mr. Alderson Smith was with First Boston in London and New York for eight years.

Mr. Alderson Smith holds an MA from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Samir Amichi

Samir Amichi is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe Acquisitions, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Amichi has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments in Europe, including OfficeFirst, the Banco Popular portfolio, Testa Residencial, and the GE European portfolio.

Previously, Mr. Amichi spent seven years in Goldman Sachs International’s real estate private equity group focused on equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe and two years at The Richemont Group overseeing the set-up and growth of its global real estate investment business.

Mr. Amichi received an MS in Management from the HEC business school in Paris, where he majored in Economics.

Don Anderson

Don Anderson is an Operating Partner and Blackstone’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Mr. Anderson is involved in evolving sustainability initiatives that deliver cost effective quantitative and qualitative results across our portfolio companies.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Anderson was Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development at ICF International, where he sold and managed energy efficiency and sustainability projects in the BRIC countries and Europe. Prior to that, he provided strategic consulting to corporations, ENERGY STAR, and The US Green Building Council (LEED) associated with operational excellence and sustainability in large portfolios. Mr. Anderson is currently Secretary-Treasurer on the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) Board.

Mr. Anderson has a BA with a concentration in energy from the University of Maryland and an MS in Solar Technology from Arizona State's College of Architecture.

Saif Assam

Saif Assam is a Senior Managing Director in the Institutional Client Solutions Group. Mr. Assam is a member of Blackstone's Middle East team, and mainly focuses on private equity and credit.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Assam worked for the Dubai Government's direct investment / private equity arm. Previously, Mr. Assam was at Monitor Group's Boston and London offices. Mr. Assam received a Master's degree in Engineering from Cambridge University. Mr. Assam is a representative in the United Kingdom Blackstone Group International Limited, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Lionel Assant

Lionel Assant is a Senior Managing Director and European Head of Private Equity for Blackstone, based in London. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Committee for the Tactical Opportunities and Blackstone Growth Equity (BXG) funds. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Assant has been involved in various European investments and investment opportunities.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Assant was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs where he worked for seven years in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Asset Management and Private Equity divisions.

Mr. Assant graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique with a Master’s degree in Economics. He serves as a Director of Cerdia, Clarion Events, Schenck Process, CIRSA, the National Exhibition Centre and BME (formerly CRH Building Materials Distribution). Mr. Assant served on the boards of Gerresheimer, Klockner Pentaplast, Mivisa, United Biscuits, Alliance Automotive Group, Tangerine, Intertrust and Armacell. He is also involved with Impetus, a charitable foundation which provides resources to improve the lives of children and young people living in poverty.

Gautam Banerjee

Gautam Banerjee is a Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone Singapore.  Mr. Banerjee served as Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore for nine years until his retirement in December 2012.  He spent over 30 years with the firm in various leadership roles in Singapore, India and East Asia.

Mr Banerjee is an independent director on the Board of Singapore Airlines Limited, Singapore Telecommunications, Piramal Enterprises Limited and GIC Private Limited.  His roles in the not-for-profit sector include serving as Chairman of raiSE and the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise.

Mr. Banerjee is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Warwick University in 1977 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the same university in 2014.  Mr. Banerjee was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government in 2014.

Marisa Beeney

Marisa Beeney is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and General Counsel of GSO Capital Partners LP. Ms. Beeney oversees legal and compliance matters relating to Blackstone’s credit focused business.

Ms. Beeney began her career at Latham & Watkins working primarily on project finance and development transactions, as well as other structured credit products.

Ms. Beeney holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University, and a JD, magna cum laude, from Boston University.

Gideon Berger

Gideon L. Berger is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Berger was a Founder and President of Ez-Ways, Incorporated, a technology startup, where he also served on the Board of Directors. Prior to that, Mr. Berger was a Founder and Principal of a consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation of database and enterprise solutions.

Mr. Berger received a BA in Mathematics and Physics from Vassar College, an MS in Applied Physics from Columbia University and a PhD in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.

Gregory Beutler

Greg Beutler is an Operating Partner in the Portfolio Operations Group based in New York. Since joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Beutler has been involved in portfolio management focused on supply chain and global cross-portfolio procurement as well as portfolio monitoring.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Beutler worked at General Electric, most recently as General Manager of the Electronic Products business in GE Energy. Prior to that he had several other GE assignments including European Supply Chain Director at GE Power Controls, General Manager of Global Sourcing at GE Lighting, as well as roles in GE Corporate, GE Plastics, GE Silicones and GE Power Systems divisions. In addition Mr. Beutler worked at Webvan, Inc. as Vice President of Merchandising and Symmetrix, Inc., a management consulting firm, as Vice President of the Industrial Sector Practice.

Mr. Beutler received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Engineering, cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and a MBA, with distinction, from Harvard University.

Joshua Blaine

Joshua S. Blaine is a Senior Managing Director, having joined Strategic Partners in 2001. Mr. Blaine sits on the Investment Committee for each of the Strategic Partners funds and is currently an advisory board member of multiple funds. In 2004, he founded the Strategic Partners London office and covered the European market prior to returning to New York in early 2006.

Prior to joining Strategic Partners, he worked in the Private Fund Group at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was part of a small dedicated team responsible for selling almost $2 billion of the firm’s private equity partnership interests through a series of secondary market transactions. He previously worked in the Corporate Finance Department at UBS. Mr. Blaine is currently a member of the Tulane Fund Advisory Board and Tulane Business School Council.

Mr. Blaine received a B.S.M. cum laude in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Greg Blank

Greg Blank is a Senior Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group where he focuses on investments in the Communications sector. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Blank has worked in both the New York and Hong Kong offices and has been involved in the execution of Blackstone investments, including NCR, Kronos, Paysafe, JDA, Ipreo, and Optiv.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Blank was an Associate at Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in San Francisco where he was involved in the evaluation and execution of private equity transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Blank worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. focused on Technology, Media and Telecommunications clients.

Mr. Blank received an AB in Economics from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Blank also earned an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. Mr. Blank serves on the Board of Directors of NCR, Kronos, and Ipreo.

Marc Bolland

Marc Bolland is the Head of Blackstone European Portfolio Operations and Chairman of The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP.

He has had an outstanding career leading and developing international businesses and was formerly Chief Executive Officer for both Marks and Spencer plc and Morrisons plc, as well as the Chief Operating Officer of Heineken plc.

Marc received an MBA from University of Groningen.

Steve Bolze

Stephen R. Bolze is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure Operations and Asset Management.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Bolze served as a Senior Vice President at the General Electric Company and the President& Chief Executive Officer of GE Power & Water, the company’s largest business unit with $27 billion in revenues and 52,000 employees. During his tenure, GE Power & Water launched the world’s most efficient HA gas turbine, led the acquisition and integration of Alstom Power (the largest industrial acquisition in GE history), and grew the GE Renewables business to a separate standalone division. During his 24 year career at GE, Mr. Bolze also ran multiple other business units including GE Power Generation, GE Healthcare International, GE Medical Functional Imaging, GE Energy Management Services as well as led the Amersham integration and the Corporate Services Council for several years. Earlier in his career at GE, he held a wide range of product management and operating roles. He started his career at GE in Corporate M&A and business development. Prior to GE, Mr. Bolze served as a management consultant for Corporate Decisions, Inc. and as a program manager at Westinghouse.

Mr. Bolze graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He earned a MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. Mr. Bolze serves on the Duke Pratt School of Board of Visitors. He is active in many energy-related organizations including the World Energy Council and the World Economic Forum where he has served as the Chair of the Electricity Technology Cluster.

Martin Brand

Martin Brand is a Senior Managing Director and serves as co-head of U.S. Acquisitions for Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Brand leads Blackstone’s private equity investments in technology, media, telecom, and financial institutions. He also serves as a member of the investment committee of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities funds. Mr. Brand was involved in Blackstone’s investments in Refinitiv, MagicLab, Promontory Interfinancial Network, Paysafe, Vungle, Ultimate Software, JDA, Optiv, Kronos, Ipreo, Knight Capital Group, Lendmark, Exeter Finance, Viva, NCR, First Eagle Investment Management, BankUnited, PBF Energy, Performance Food Group, Travelport, New Skies, Cine UK, NHP, Kabel BW, Kabelnetz NRW, Primacom, and Sulo.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Brand worked as a derivatives trader with Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo, and with McKinsey & Company in London.

Mr. Brand received a BA/MA in Mathematics and Computation, First Class Honors, from Oxford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a director of Tradeweb Markets, Refinitiv, Kronos, Ultimate Software, Exeter Finance, Promontory Interfinancial Network, and First Eagle. He is a Trustee of the American Academy Berlin and a director of the Park Avenue Armory.

Mark Burton

Mark J. Burton is a Senior Managing Director, having joined Strategic Partners in 2014. Mr. Burton oversees the investment activities of Strategic Partners’ Real Estate funds. Mr. Burton sits on the Real Estate Investment Committee and is an advisory board member of multiple funds.

Prior to joining Strategic Partners, Mr. Burton was a Managing Director at H/2 Capital Partners, an institutional investment manager focused on commercial real estate credit. While at H/2, he led the sourcing, pricing and execution of the firm’s distressed commercial mortgage opportunities in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Burton served as a member of the Management Committee and Investment Committee for each of H/2’s investment funds. Prior to that, Mr. Burton worked at Goldman Sachs where he was a Vice President in their Special Situations Group, overseeing domestic commercial real estate investing. He also co-managed Goldman’s Real Estate Mezzanine Partners, a fund focused on originating and purchasing commercial real estate, secured mortgages, securities, mezzanine loans and preferred equity.

Mr. Burton received a B.S. with a major in Finance and minor in History from Georgetown University.

Robert Camacho

Robert Camacho is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Blackstone’s Structured Products Group within GSO.
 

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Camacho was a partner at Goldman Sachs responsible for financing transactions across multiple asset classes including corporate credit, structured products and fund finance. Mr. Camacho spent over 14 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently in the Structured Funding Investing and Lending business.
 

Mr. Camacho graduated from Lehigh University and is a CFA® charterholder.

James Carnegie

James Carnegie is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group based in Sydney. Mr. Carnegie was previously a Senior Adviser for Blackstone Australia in 2012. Prior to that, he was a partner at Archer Capital, one of Australia’s leading domestic private equity firms and a Director of the Macquarie Direct Investment group, Macquarie Bank’s private equity division. Mr. Carnegie received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne as well as an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard University. He is currently on the board of Antares Restaurant Group and Ixom.

Thomas Carrier

Thomas Carrier is a Senior Managing Director within the Private Wealth Solutions group, heading U.S. family capital, foundations & endowment, and large Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) investor channels aimed at helping investors achieve customized solutions through access to Blackstone’s integrated multi-asset platform.

He joined Blackstone from Offit Capital, an advisory firm focused on building global, multi-asset class investment portfolios for individuals, families, and non-profit institutions. At Offit Capital he was a Partner and served as the Chair of the Firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. Prior to Offit, Thomas spent 14 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he focused on Technology, Real Estate, and Financial Sponsor Coverage in the Firm’s Menlo Park, London, and New York offices.

Thomas is a graduate of Duke University and the Harvard Business School.

John Cashwell

John Cashwell is a Senior Managing Director in the Institutional Client Solutions Group at Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Cashwell has worked directly within GSO Capital Partners, with a focus on fund raising for GSO’s public and private investment funds. He also serves as the senior relationship manager to many of GSO’s largest clients.  Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Cashwell held senior marketing roles at investment firms including Seix Investment Advisors, Citigroup Alternative Investments and Allianz Global Investors.  Mr. Cashwell received a BS in Finance from Villanova University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Beth Chartoff Spector

Beth Chartoff is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Institutional Client Solutions for GSO Capital Partners.

Before joining GSO Capital in 2005, Ms. Chartoff worked as a Director in Investment Banking at Banc of America Securities in the Financial Sponsors Group.  Prior to that she was in the investment banking groups of Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where she worked on a variety of financing, M&A, and restructuring transactions in the consumer and retail and media and telecommunications industries.

Ms. Chartoff received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of American Ballet Theater.

Menes Chee

Menes Chee is a Senior Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing investments in private opportunities and capital markets. Mr. Chee joined Blackstone in 2009, as a Managing Director of GSO Capital Partners, and transferred to Tactical Opportunities in 2012.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Chee was a Principal with TPG-Axon Capital, where he invested globally in equity and credit in public markets and private transactions. Prior to that, he was a private equity investment professional with Texas Pacific Group. Previous to TPG, Mr. Chee worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Merchant Banking Group and at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in the Leveraged Finance Group.

Mr. Chee graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. from the College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Frank Cohen

Frank Cohen is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Global Head of Core+ Real Estate. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust.

Since joining Blackstone in 1996, Mr. Cohen has been involved in over $100 billion of real estate transactions. He has been involved with many of the firm’s notable investments, including Equity Office, CarrAmerica Realty, Trizec and IndCor Properties. Mr. Cohen received a BA from Northwestern University, where he graduated from the Honors Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, with a double major in political science.

He serves as a director for several Blackstone portfolio companies, including Equity Office, as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, on the Board of the Regional Plan Association and on the Board of Visitors at Northwestern University.

Brett Condron

Brett Condron is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Head of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s Individual Investor Solutions (“IIS”) group, a strategic vertical focused on product and business strategy for registered solutions serving individual investors, family offices, financial intermediaries and defined contribution. Over the past several years, the IIS group has developed and launched several registered funds, including an interval fund for accredited investors and daily liquid funds for mass affluent investors in both open-end mutual fund and UCITS formats. 

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Condron worked at Putnam Investments in Boston, MA. His most recent role was Senior Vice President and Account Manager in Putnam's Global Institutional Management group, where he was responsible for new business development and client relations in the United States.

Condron 先生从波士顿学院卡罗尔管理学院获得金融与市场营销理学学士学位。 

Eric Conklin

Eric Conklin is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, serving as the Managing Partner of Harvest Fund Advisors, Blackstone’s publicly traded MLP and Yield-Oriented Investment Platform. Having joined Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Conklin focuses on Harvest’s investment process and the overall direction and growth of Harvest.

Before joining Harvest in 2006, Mr. Conklin was a Vice President in the Credit Suisse Energy Equity Research Group responsible for coverage of the MLP sector. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Conklin was a Research Analyst on both the Exploration & Production and Oil Services teams at Lehman Brothers. Before moving to research, Mr. Conklin was an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at JP Morgan, and an associate in the Energy Group at the Bank of New York.

Mr. Conklin received a BA in Economics from Hamilton College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Emmett Cunningham

Emmett Cunningham is a Senior Managing Director in the Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018. Dr. Cunningham joined Clarus in 2006 as a Principal.

Dr. Cunningham has led investments in the medical technology, and biotechnology space including partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Clarus, Dr. Cunningham was the Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he led the team that developed Macugen, a first-in-class product for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Prior to Eyetech, Dr. Cunningham was at Pfizer, Inc (NYSE: PFE). Dr. Cunningham is an internationally recognized specialist in infectious and inflammatory eye disease with over 350 publications.

Dr. Cunningham is a member of the Board of Directors of Annexon Biosciences, Galera Therapeutics, Graybug Vision, Lumos Pharma, and SFJ Pharmaceuticals Group, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AERI). Dr. Cunningham is the founder and chairman of the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) symposium held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Cunningham received an MD and MPH in epidemiology and statistics from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) for work done at The Salk Institute.

Giovanni Cutaia

Giovanni Cutaia is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management in the Real Estate Group.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Cutaia was at Lone Star Funds where he was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Commercial Real Estate Investments Americas. Prior to Lone Star, Mr. Cutaia spent over 12 years at Goldman Sachs in its Real Estate Principal Investments Area as a Managing Director in its New York and London offices.

Mr. Cutaia received a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Sharon Daley

Sharon Daley is an Operating Partner in Portfolio Operations, involved in assisting Blackstone’s portfolio companies with C-suite leadership assessment, coaching and development in addition to organization effectiveness, senior executive staffing, talent management, Board development and human resources practices.

Before joining Blackstone in 2018, Sharon spent 34 years with GE, progressing through a variety of senior Human Resource roles across the businesses comprising its Industrial portfolio. In addition, Sharon worked at GE’s corporate headquarters focused on senior leadership development and succession. Sharon gained significant global experience in mergers and acquisitions during the last decade of her tenure with GE and was named VP-HR and Cultural Integration for the GE-Alstom acquisition in 2014, the largest industrial acquisition in GE’s history. Sharon was an early champion of the GE Women’s Network and served on its advisory board for many years.

Sharon graduated from Rutgers University and is also a graduate of GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program.

Amit Dalmia

Amit Dalmia is a Operating Partner in the Corporate Private Equity group and is based in Mumbai. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Dalmia has primarily been involved in monitoring the performance and development of Blackstone portfolio companies in India. Before joining Blackstone, Mr.  Dalmia had diverse operational experience of over 13 years with Hindustan Unilever India ("HUL") in various management and business leadership roles ranging from finance and accounts to commercial and supply chain. Mr. Dalmia He has undergone a management training program with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and subsequently worked extensively on in-company training at Unilever. Mr.  Dalmia received a B. Com. (Hons. ) from St. Xaviers' College from the University of Kolkatta, India. He is also a Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS) and Cost Accountant (ICWA) with three Gold Medals for securing first-ranks in the country.

Raphael de Botton

Raphael de Botton is a Senior Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities group, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. de Botton has been involved in Blackstone's investments in Tangerine, TDC, Tragus, Versace, AAG, Clarion and JOA and Murka.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. de Botton worked at Lazard in the Mergers and Acquisition division, in New York. Mr. de Botton graduated from ESSEC Business School with a Master’s degree in Finance and from the French National Institute of Telecommunications with a Master's of Science. Mr. de Botton serves as a director of JOA and Murka.

Amit Dixit

Amit Dixit is a Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Asia Acquisitions, and Head of India for Blackstone Private Equity. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Dixit has been involved with various investments and investment opportunities in India and South Asia. Previously, Mr. Dixit was a Principal at Warburg Pincus. Mr. Dixit received an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai where he was awarded the Director’s Silver Medal for graduating at the top of his program. He currently serves as a Director of several companies including Mphasis, TaskUs, Aadhar, Essel Propack, Aakash Education, Sona Comstar, IBS Software, Jagran Prakashan and Mid-Day Infomedia. Mr. Dixit was previously a Director of Intelenet Global Services, Trans Maldivian Airways, Igarashi Motors India, S.H. Kelkar and Emcure Pharmaceuticals.

Paulo Eapen

Paulo Eapen, Senior Managing Director. Mr. Eapen is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and is Head of the European Business of GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Eapen sits on the investment committees for GSO’s performing credit funds and distressed funds. Mr. Eapen is focused on the origination and management of private credit and equity investments, spanning acquisitions and corporate refinancings. These investments include a wide variety of industries and geographies, primarily headquartered in Europe. Before joining GSO in 2007, Mr. Eapen was with Citigroup Private Equity and previously worked in M&A investment banking with Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Eapen is, or has been, on the boards (as a director or observer) of iAero Group, Ainscough Group, Cobham Mission Systems, Curium Pharma, EMI Music Publishing, Morson Group, Ring International / Helios and Welcome Break. Additionally, Mr. Eapen is on the board of directors for the Ubuntu Education Fund, a charitable organization. Mr. Eapen has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and is an Infantry Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Nadim El Gabbani

Nadim El Gabbani is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in London.

Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. El Gabbani has been involved in Blackstone’s investments in BankUnited, Bayview, Exeter, First Eagle, Lendmark, Michaels Stores, Service King, Sithe Global Power, Stearns, and TeamHealth. He serves as director of Stearns Lending and Luminor Bank. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. El Gabbani worked at Qalaa Holdings, where he was involved in the evaluation and execution of private equity transactions in North America and the Middle East.

Mr. El Gabbani received a B.A. in Physics from Columbia College and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was selected as a Baker Scholar.

David Foley

David I. Foley is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity group and Global Head of Blackstone Energy Partners. Mr. Foley is based in New York and is responsible for overseeing Blackstone’s private equity investment activities in the energy and natural resource sector on a global basis. Since joining Blackstone in 1995, Mr. Foley has been responsible for building the Blackstone energy & natural resources practice and has played an integral role in every energy-sector private equity deal that the firm has made. Mr. Foley actively leads our investment activities in the midstream sector and provides guidance and support to the other BEP senior investment professionals, who each have primary responsibility for specific sectors.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Foley worked with AEA Investors, and prior to that he worked as a management consultant for Monitor Company. Mr. Foley serves as a Director of several energy companies, including: Beacon Offshore Energy, Cheniere Energy Inc., EagleClaw Midstream, Rover, Grand Prix, LLOG, Bluewater, Permian Highway Pipeline and Siccar Point Energy.

Mr. Foley received a BA and MA in Economics, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Northwestern University and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Todd Fonner

Todd R. Fonner is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer – North America for Blackstone Insurance Solutions. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Fonner worked at RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd in Bermuda where he served for over 15 years in treasury, investment and risk roles, including as Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Fonner was a member of the company’s Executive Committee and deeply involved with setting the company’s strategic direction and tactics. Prior to his time at RenRe, Mr. Fonner worked at Centre Solutions, USF&G Corp and Aetna Life & Casualty. Mr. Fonner received his MBA from The University of Chicago and his BA in mathematics from Middlebury College.

Robert Galvin

Dr. Robert Galvin is Operating Partner of Equity Healthcare. Before joining Blackstone, Dr. Galvin was Executive Director of Health Services and Chief Medical Officer for General Electric, in charge of the design and performance of GE's health programs, including both health spending and the services delivered in its global medical clinics. Dr. Galvin is a nationally recognized leader in the areas of market-based health policy and financing, quality measurement and payment reform. Dr. Galvin is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Science, and sits on the IOM’s Board on Health Care Services. Dr. Galvin received his BA and MD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Boston University.

Brian Gavin

Brian F. Gavin is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and is Chief Operating Officer of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Gavin was a Partner in Arthur Andersen's Hedge Fund Advisory and Capital Markets group.

Mr. Gavin received a BS in Accounting from New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rob Harper

Rob Harper is a Senior Managing Director and Head of U.S. Asset Management in the Real Estate group. Since joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Harper has been involved in analyzing Blackstone’s real estate equity and debt investments in all property types. Mr. Harper has previously worked for Blackstone in Los Angeles and London, where he served as Head of Europe for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies business. Mr. Harper currently serves as a board member for the Global Heritage Fund and the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation Board at the University of Virginia. His prior board memberships include Invitation Homes, Park Hotels & Resorts and Extended Stay America.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Harper worked for Morgan Stanley’s real estate private equity group in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Mr. Harper received a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Christopher Heady

Christopher Heady is the Chairman of Asia Pacific, Head of Real Estate Asia and is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone. Mr. Heady is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Real Estate group’s investment activities and personnel in Asia.

Mr. Heady joined Blackstone in 2000 and has been involved in a variety of real estate acquisitions and initiatives in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Since 2007, Mr. Heady has played a key role in the Real Estate Group’s Asia expansion including establishing teams and executing investments in Greater China, India, Singapore, Japan and Australia.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Heady was with Morgan Stanley in London and New York, where he was involved in real estate private equity. Mr. Heady received a AB in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors. He currently serves on the board of ANREV, Embassy Office Parks and 151 Property Group.

Wallace C. Henderson

Wallace Henderson is a Senior Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group and leads the group’s investment activities in the midstream sector.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Henderson was a Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee at EIG Global Energy Partners, where he led the firm’s global midstream effort. In that role, Mr. Henderson oversaw the origination, execution and management of numerous large-scale midstream investments, including transactions in natural gas and liquids gathering and processing, long haul pipelines, and LNG-related infrastructure. Prior to joining EIG in 2011, Mr. Henderson was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank, where he led a New York- based, ten-member, investment banking team responsible for advisory and capital raising transactions for UBS oil and gas clients in the Americas. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Henderson had a number of investment banking roles at Credit Suisse, including as a Managing Director in the Global Project Finance, Oil & Gas and Latin American Groups.

Mr. Henderson received his BA in Economics from Kenyon College and his MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, where he was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Dennis Henner

Dennis Henner is an Operating Partner in Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018.

Prior to joining Blackstone he was co-founder and Managing Director of Clarus for 12 years beginning in 2005 with the firm's inception. Dr, Henner has over 30 years of direct industry and investment experience within the healthcare sector, and has led investments in the biopharmaceutical sector including partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Clarus, Dr. Henner was a General Partner at MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. From 1981 to 2001, he was an executive at Genentech where he held various positions including Senior Vice President of Research, and was a member of Genentech's executive committee. Dr. Henner is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Forty Seven Inc. (NASDAQ: FTSV) and Imago BioSciences.

Dr. Henner received his PhD from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Virginia and did postgraduate training at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Dr. Henner is a member of the Board of Trustees of Reed College.

Tyler Henritze

Tyler Henritze is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group and the Head of Acquisitions Americas. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Mr. Henritze has been involved in approximately $100 billion of real estate investments across all property types. Notable transactions include the acquisition of Gramercy Capital, International Market Center, GE Capital’s real estate business, Strategic Hotels, Motel 6, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Extended Stay America, Equity Office Properties and CarrAmerica. Mr. Henritze currently serves as a board member of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and is a former board member of Hilton Worldwide, Park Hotels and La Quinta.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Henritze worked at Merrill Lynch, where he was an Analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking group.

Mr. Henritze received a BS in Commerce from The McIntire School at the University of Virginia where he graduated with distinction. He also helped found and serves on the investment community board of CityYear New York.

Alexandra Hill

Alexandra Hill is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Business Development for the Americas, based in New York. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Hill has focused her efforts on raising capital for Blackstone's private investment funds, with a primary focus on Blackstone's real estate efforts.

Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Hill was Vice President of Investor Relations at Colony Capital, a real estate investment manager.   Prior to joining Colony, Ms. Hill worked at the law firm of Clifford Chance as a member of the corporate mergers and acquisition department.

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Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch is a Senior Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group. Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Hirsch was a Managing Director and Head of Credit Structuring at Deutsche Bank where he sourced and structured transactions for a wide range of corporate and institutional clients across multiple products including credit opportunities, asset finance, specialty finance, commercial real estate, bank and non-bank financial institutions, ABS and CLOs. Prior to DB, Mr. Hirsch was responsible for sourcing and managing private equity investments in underperforming companies as a Vice President at Littlejohn & Co. LLC. Mr. Hirsch was a senior executive at several middle market companies that were sold to private equity firms prior to joining Littlejohn. He started his career at Schroder Wertheim & Co. as an analyst after graduating magna cum laude from Duke University.

Robert Horn

Rob Horn, Senior Managing Director. Mr. Horn is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and is Co-Head of Energy Investing for GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Horn sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, performing credit funds and distressed funds. Prior to joining GSO, Mr. Horn worked in Credit Suisse’s Global Energy Group, where he advised on high yield financings and merger and acquisition assignments for companies in the power and utilities sector. Mr. Horn serves on the board of directors of various companies involved in the upstream, midstream and oilfield service sectors, including GeoSouthern Haynesville, Indigo Haynesville, Delaware Basin Investment Group, M5 Midstream and Compass Well Services, among others. Mr. Horn graduated with academic honors from McGill University.

Min Htoo

Min Zaw Htoo is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Htoo led Anandar Capital Management as Founder and CIO. Before the launch of his own firm, Mr. Htoo was a day-one Partner at Magnetar Capital where, as a Senior Portfolio Manager, he invested in both fundamental and quantitative strategies. Mr. Htoo began his investment career as an Analyst at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and then as a Portfolio Manager at Citadel. Prior to that, Mr. Htoo worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Company’s Investment Banking Division.

Mr. Htoo received a BA in Business Economics with Honors from Brown University. He was honored with The Wall Street Journal Award for earning the highest departmental GPA and was elected as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics.

Ed Huang

Mr. Huang is a Senior Managing Director and serves as Co-Head of Asia Acquisitions, and Head of Greater China and Korea for Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Huang has led or been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Geo-Young, Shya Hsin Packaging, Global Sources, Pactera, Xinrong, and Simone.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Huang was previously a Managing Director for China investments at Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, and also worked in investment banking for Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong.

Mr. Huang received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Huang currently serves on the boards of Geo-Young, Shya Hsin Packaging, Clarion Events, Xinrong, and Simone, and previously served on the board of Pactera and Bluestar.

Thomas Iannarone

Mr. Iannarone is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit. Previously, Mr. Iannarone was associate general counsel at GSO responsible for new business initiatives, daily trading and transaction activities and general legal and compliance matters.

Prior to joining GSO in 2007, Mr. Iannarone worked at Morrison & Foerster in its corporate transaction group. Prior to that, he worked at Bingham McCutchen in its private equity and corporate practice groups.

Mr. Iannarone received a B.A. from Siena College and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Ram Jagannath

Ram Jagannath is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare for Blackstone Growth and Tactical Opportunities, based in New York. He is as a member of the Blackstone Growth Investment Committee. Since joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Jagannath has led Blackstone’s acquisition of HealthEdge Software and was actively involved in its investment in Alnylam and the inclisiran royalty.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Jagannath was a founding Partner of Navab Capital Partners (NCP), where he was Head of Healthcare and a member of the firm’s Management and Investment Committees. Prior to NCP, he was a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, focused on healthcare investments in Carlyle’s flagship US Buyout private equity fund. During his twelve years at Carlyle, Mr. Jagannath was a member of the teams which invested in One Medical Group, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), X-Co (the parent company of X-Chem and X-Rx), Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD), Healthscope Ltd., and HCR ManorCare. Previously, he worked at Genstar Capital and Thomas Weisel Capital Partners.

Mr. Jagannath currently serves as Chairman of the Board of HealthEdge Software. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and on the Board of Directors of Centering Healthcare Institute. Mr. Jagannath was previously a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Jagannath received a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Duke University, a J.D. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. After Duke, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Economic Development at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

Amit Jain

Amit Jain is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in Mumbai. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Jain worked at McKinsey & Company focusing on infrastructure and financial projects in India. Prior to that, Mr. Jain worked at Hindustan Unilever limited ("HUL") where he worked primarily in the manufacturing and supply chain area, setting up and operating manufacturing plants in HUL. Mr. Jain received a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur where he received the "Institute Silver Medal" and a P.G.P. (equivalent to an M.B.A.) from the Indian School of Business ("ISB"), Hyderabad where he was awarded the "ISB Scholar of Excellence."

Christopher James

Christopher James is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities group.  Mr. James is a member of the Investment Committee for the Tactical Opportunities and Blackstone Growth funds.  

Prior to launching Tactical Opportunities in 2012, Mr. James previously managed a number of the firm’s business development efforts and strategic initiatives across asset classes and investment products.  Since joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. James has led the organization of a number of new Blackstone investment products as well as the execution of the firm’s initial public offering and the firm’s investments in GSO, Pátria Investimentos and Strategic Partners.

He has served on the boards of past Blackstone portfolio companies and currently serves on the boards of Blackstone TORO Holding Trust and CDL.  Mr. James received a BS from Duke University and a JD from Harvard Law School.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep and Riverdale Country School.

Tim Johnson

Timothy Johnson is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and the Global Head of Originations BREDS, based in New York. Mr. Johnson is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments across all asset types and geographies. Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Johnson was a co-founder of BroadPeak Funding, a boutique commercial real estate finance company based in Los Angeles. Prior to founding BroadPeak, Mr. Johnson was a Vice President in the Lehman Brothers Global Commercial Real Estate Group where he worked from 2002-2008. Mr. Johnson received a BA in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross where he graduated cum laude.

Bob Jordan

Robert Jordan is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and is a member of the Hedge Fund Solutions Special Situations Investing Group.

Mr. Jordan is involved in hedge fund manager risk analysis, risk monitoring and analysis of the BAAM funds, as well as the evaluation of special investment opportunities.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Jordan worked as a Portfolio Manager in fundamental equity and Head of Special Projects for Xaraf Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager. Mr. Jordan was the Portfolio Manager of a hedge fund for Morgan Stanley Investment Management / FrontPoint, having moved his team from Morgan Stanley’s equity division, where he was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst in proprietary trading since 2000. Earlier in his career at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Jordan was a Trader in Program Trading and Equity Derivatives. Mr. Jordan began his career at Susquehanna Investment Group, where he was a Trader of equity and sector index options after training in foreign currency options.

Mr. Jordan received an AB cum laude from Harvard College with concentration in Computer Science, and an MBA from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Julia Kahr

Julia Kahr is Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Private Equity group. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Ms. Kahr has been involved in analyzing numerous investments in the healthcare and general industrial sectors. She sits on the Boards of Gates Industrial Corporation and DJO Global, as well as the Boards of Sheltering Arms, BRIC and the New York Public Radio.

Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Kahr was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she worked with companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, and consumer goods.

Ms. Kahr received a BA in Classical Civilization from Yale University where she graduated summa cum laude. She received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Ms. Kahr is also the sole author of Working Knowledge, a book published by Simon & Schuster in 1998.

Lama Kanazeh

Lama Kanazeh is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Business Development in Europe, based in London. Ms. Kanazeh manages Blackstone Real Estate’s capital raising, investor relations and new business development initiatives in Europe and the Middle East. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Kanazeh spent four years at Credit Suisse in their Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance Divisions. Ms. Kanazeh received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.

Farhad Karim

Farhad Karim is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Real Estate Europe. He also acts as Global General Counsel of Real Estate.

Mr. Karim received a BA from McGill University and a Masters in International Affairs and JD from Columbia University.

Jonathan Kaufman

Jonathan Kaufman is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in New York.

Mr. Kaufman is the Global Head of Debt Capital Markets for the Private Equity Group, including Blackstone Energy Partners, Tactical Opportunities, Infrastructure and Blackstone Growth, having structured and led over $250bn of debt issuance.  Mr. Kaufman also works across Blackstone’s credit investing platforms to generate capital deployment and revenue opportunities.

Mr. Kaufman joined Blackstone in 2007 and previously worked as a Vice President in the Restructuring & Reorganization Group, where he advised a number of companies and lenders in their chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and special situation investments. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kaufman was a Manager of M&A at Platinum Equity, where he evaluated and executed private equity investments in a wide range of industries.

Mr. Kaufman received a BA in History from Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Mr. Kaufman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Park Children’s Day School.

Paul Kelly

Paul M. Kelly is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Chief Operating Officer of GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Kelly is involved in the oversight of GSO’s Finance, Technology, Operations, Group Strategy and Planning & Analysis functions.

Prior to joining GSO in 2019, Mr. Kelly was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan and the Global Head of the Corporate and Investment Bank’s Strategic Market Infrastructure Group. Over his 19 year tenure at J.P.Morgan, Mr. Kelly held a variety of executive level positions including, CFO of the Global Commodities group, CEO of EcoSecurities and Global Portfolio Manager for the Commodities Principal Investments group. In addition, Mr. Kelly was Head of North America Strategy and Business Development for the Investment Bank and was an Investment Banker focused on the Telecom, Media and Technology sector. Prior to J.P.Morgan, Mr. Kelly worked in Sales and Trading at Bear Stearns and Nomura in their respective International Equity Trading divisions.

Mr. Kelly holds a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Randall Kessler

Randy Kessler is a Senior Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Kessler has been with GSO since 2007 and is a member of GSO’s Private Origination team involved in sourcing, diligencing, structuring and managing private credit transactions across a diverse range of industries.

Prior to joining GSO, Mr. Kessler worked as an Associate at Silver Lake Partners, where he focused on large-cap technology private equity investing in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Kessler was previously an Analyst in Lazard LLC’s healthcare investment banking group, where he focused on pharmaceutical and biotechnology M&A and capital raising.

Mr. Kessler holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude.

David Kestnbaum

David N. Kestnbaum is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. He currently focuses on investments in Business Services, Leisure & Entertainment, Media & Telecom, and Transportation & Logistics, amongst other sectors.

Since joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Kestnbaum has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s current investments in Merlin Entertainments, SERVPRO, PSAV, Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI), Alight Solutions, SESAC, Tradesmen, and Outerstuff, as well as prior investments in AlliedBarton Security Services, AVINTIV, Cloverleaf Cold Storage, and DJO Global. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kestnbaum was a Vice President of Vestar Capital Partners, and was previously a member of JP Morgan’s Financial Sponsor Group.

Mr. Kestnbaum holds a BA in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a Director of SERVPRO, PSAV, Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI), Alight Solutions, SESAC, Tradesmen, and Outerstuff.  He is currently representing Blackstone as a 2019-20 Partnership for New York City Rockefeller Fellow, and was previously a member of the Associates Council of Prep for Prep, a New York-based non-profit organization.

Jasvinder Khaira

Jasvinder Khaira is a Senior Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group. Prior to joining Tactical Opportunities, Mr. Khaira was a member of Blackstone’s Private Equity Group and GSO Capital Partners. He has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Global Tower, Michael Stores, Hafnia Tankers, Wireless Capital Partners, Locuspoint, Springcastle Holdings, Eletson Gas, B2R, Phoenix Towers, T4U Holding Brasil, Pretium Resources, Stornoway Diamond, Diamonds Direct, Ascenty, Lundin Gold, and Natural Resource Partners. In addition, Mr. Khaira is involved in Blackstone’s investments in non-performing loans, structured credit, and regulatory capital transactions. Mr. Khaira has been involved in a variety of strategic Blackstone business initiatives and special projects, including, the firm's initial public offering and acquisition of GSO Capital in 2008.

Mr. Khaira received a BS in Business and a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Bilal Khan

Bilal Khan is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Khan has been involved in the execution of several Blackstone investments, including various Sithe Global investments, Fisterra Energy, PQ Energy, Transmission Developers, American Petroleum Tankers, Lightstone Generation, Lonestar Generation and Onyx Renewables.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Khan was an Associate at GTCR Golder Rauner, where he was involved with the analysis and execution of private equity investments in a wide range of industries. Prior to that, Mr. Khan worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Lazard Frères focused on Power & Utilities clients.

Mr. Khan received a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Khan serves as a Director of Fisterra Energy, Gen X Energy, Lightstone Generation, LonestarGeneration and TDI-New England.

Carol Kim

Carol Kim is a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Institutional Client Solutions Group in Asia and is based in Hong Kong. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Kim has been involved with investor relations and new business development in Asia. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Kim was based in New York as a Vice President in the Absolute Return Strategies Group at Lehman Brothers, where she was responsible for client communications and reporting to its hedge fund and fund of hedge funds clients. Prior to joining Lehman, she was Director of Marketing at Continuity Capital, LLC and a Marketing Associate at P. Schoenfeld Asset Management. Ms. Kim began her career in investor relations at LG Electronics in Korea and Allied Properties in Toronto. Ms. Kim received a BA in Urban and Economic Studies from the University of Toronto. She is a Co-Founder and Board member of 100 Women in Finance.

Daisuke Kitta

Daisuke Kitta is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Group Japan based in Tokyo. Mr. Kitta is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Real Estate group’s investment activities in Japan. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Kitta has been involved in analyzing various real estate investment opportunities in Japan. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kitta worked at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for originating and executing real estate transactions in Japan. Mr. Kitta received a degree in Economics from Nihon University and graduated with a B.S. from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Peter Koffler

Peter Koffler is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and General Counsel for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. His previous positions at Blackstone include Chief Compliance Officer of The Blackstone Group and Chief Compliance Officer of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM).

Mr. Koffler serves as a trustee/director of various public and private funds managed by Blackstone, including Blackstone Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund, Blackstone Alternative Alpha Fund, Blackstone Alternative Investment Funds plc, Blackstone Partners OS Master ICAV and Blackstone Strategic Capital Associates II (LUX) S.À R.L. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. Koffler served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Twenty-First Securities Corporation, an institutional trading and investment firm. Mr. Koffler began his legal career at Baer Marks & Upham. Mr. Koffler received a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He received a JD, with honors, from Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Law Review.

Katsuyuki Kuki

Katsuyuki Kuki joined Blackstone as Chairman and Representative Director for The Blackstone Group Japan K.K. in August 2017. Mr. Kuki is responsible for advising and supporting Blackstone’s investing and capital raising efforts in Japan. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Kuki was the Chairman of Banking at J.P. Morgan in Japan and spent nine years at the company in various leadership roles within their Investment Banking division. He began his career at the Japan Development Bank in 1983 and at Shearson Lehman Hutton in New York in 1988, and has also held senior leadership positions at UBS Securities and Lehman Brothers in Japan. Mr. Kuki has a BA in International Relations from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Steve Kuppenheimer

Steve Kuppenheimer is a Senior Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. He is part of GSO’s Performing Credit Group focused on portfolio management and capital markets. Mr. Kuppenheimer is a member of GSO’s Investment Committee.
 

Before joining GSO in 2015, Mr. Kuppenheimer was a Senior Managing Director at Stifel Financial where he served as Head of Principal Investing and Head of Debt Capital Markets from 2010 to 2015. Prior to Stifel, Mr. Kuppenheimer was founder and CEO of FSI Capital, an alternative asset management company focused on U.S. credit products. Previously, Mr. Kuppenheimer was head of CLOs and structured funds for Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Kuppenheimer received a J.D., with Distinction, from Emory University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University with Honors in Philosophy. Mr. Kuppenheimer serves on the board of trustees for the George Jackson Academy.

Michael Lascher

Michael Lascher is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group and the Global Head of Real Estate Debt Capital Markets. Mr. Lascher oversees the financing of all of Blackstone’s real estate investments, and since joining the firm in 2012, has been involved in over $240 billion of asset, stock and portfolio-level financings. He is also involved in obtaining fund-level leverage utilized by Blackstone’s real estate investment vehicles.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Lascher was a Managing Director with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate where he asset managed a portfolio of real estate investments. From 2004 until the company's bankruptcy, Mr. Lascher was a member of Lehman’s Global Real Estate Group where he focused on the origination, structuring and closing of CMBS financings. He previously was an associate in the real estate group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

Mr. Lascher received a BA in History and Communications from The University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Yves Le Cochec

Yves Le Cochec is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer (Europe) of Blackstone Insurance Solutions. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Le Cochec worked at Apollo Global Management focusing on investments in the Bank and Insurance sectors in Europe and in the United States. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Le Cochec worked at CQS focusing on investments in the financial services sector globally. Before joining CQS, Mr. Le Cochec worked at Merrill Lynch in the Financial Institutions Group of the Investment Banking Division and at The Boston Consulting Group in the Financial Services Practice. Mr. Le Cochec started his career as an insurance regulator at the French Treasury. He is an actuary and Ingenieur des Mines. Mr. Le Cochec received an MS in Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, graduating with Honors, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jane Lee

Ms. Lee is a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group and Head of Capital Formation efforts for GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit.  Ms. Lee is responsible for the origination of U.S. CLOs and listed funds. Ms. Lee is also the public relations officer for each of GSO’s NYSE listed closed-end and interval funds and is a member of GSO’s LCS Management Committee and sits on LCS’s Global Structured Credit Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee, and CLO Origination Committee.

Ms. Lee joined GSO from RBC in 2005.  Prior to that, Ms. Lee was a Vice President at Indosuez Capital.  Before joining Indosuez Capital, Ms. Lee was a Director in the Loan Products Group of Fitch IBCA, Inc., where she was responsible for rating collateralized debt obligations and other credit derivative transactions.

Ms. Lee received a B.A. in Economics and Operations Research from Columbia University.

Alex Leonard

Alex Leonard is a Senior Managing Director and the Senior Portfolio Manager for LCS’s European funds.  He is also a member of GSO’s LCS Management Committee and sits on LCS’s European Syndicated Credit Investment Committee, Global Structured Credit Investment Committee, Global Dynamic Credit Asset Allocation Committee, and CLO Origination Committee.  Mr. Leonard joined GSO at the time of GSO’s acquisition of Harbourmaster Capital Management Limited in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Leonard was a Director and Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Trading at Harbourmaster, primarily responsible for fund structuring, portfolio management and trading. 

Before joining Harbourmaster Mr. Leonard was a Senior Structurer and Co-Head of Euro Capital Structures (“ECS”), the structuring team for the UniCredit Group, where he had responsibility for structuring deals across a wide variety of asset classes.  Mr. Leonard began his career as a quantitative analyst in ING Barings and Airbus Industrie’s aerospace finance team. 

Mr. Leonard received a M.A. in Economics from University College Dublin and an M.B.A. with distinction from Trinity College Dublin.

Wesley LePatner

Wesley LePatner is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and serves as the Global Chief Operating Officer of the Core+ business and the Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT). Ms. LePatner also serves as the Chair of the Women’s Initiative at Blackstone.

Before joining Blackstone in 2014, Ms. LePatner spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Real Estate Investment Group within the Asset Management Division. Prior to that, Ms. LePatner worked in Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Principal Investment Area and the Real Estate Investment Banking Group.

Ms. LePatner received a BA from Yale University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

David Levine

David Levine is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group. Mr. Levine currently focuses on new investment opportunities in the industrial/logistics and office sectors.

Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Levine has been involved in analyzing real estate investments in several property sectors and has worked on various transactions, including the creation and sale of Blackstone’s 117 million square foot industrial platform, IndCor Properties. Mr. Levine currently oversees Blackstone’s U.S. and Canadian logistics portfolio which spans more than 400 million square feet. Mr. Levine has been involved in the acquisition of GLP’s 179 million square foot U.S. Portfolio, BioMed Realty Trust, Gramercy Property Trust, Apple REIT 6, Motel 6, Pure Industrial and the IPO of Extended Stay Hotels.

Mr. Levine graduated from Northwestern University, where he received a BA in Economics.

Arthur Liao

Arthur Liao is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Chief Financial Officer of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Liao was a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young's Financial Services Office where he supervised audits, maintained client relations, and provided other advisory services to hedge fund, structured product, investment advisor, bank and broker dealer clients.

Mr. Liao received his BS in Accounting and his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Eric Liaw

Eric Liaw is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group based in New York where he is focused on Blackstone’s private equity investment activities in the energy sector. Since joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Liaw has been involved with Blackstone’s investments in EagleClaw Midstream, Guidon Energy, Huntley & Huntley, Jetta Energy Permian, Primexx Energy Partners, Rock Ridge Royalty, Royal Resources, and Ulterra Drilling Technologies. Mr. Liaw is currently a director of EagleClaw Midstream, Primexx Energy Partners, Rock Ridge Royalty, and Ulterra Drilling Technologies, and serves on the Investment Committee of Blackstone Energy Partners.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Liaw was a Principal at TPG Capital where he evaluated and executed investment opportunities in the energy sector. Prior to TPG, Mr. Liaw was an associate at Bain Capital, where he focused on private equity investments in a wide range of industries.

Mr. Liaw received his BA, with highest honors, and BBA, with highest honors, from the University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

Robert Liptak

Robert W. Liptak is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Liptak was a was a co-Founder and Managing Director of Clarus since the firm's inception in 2005.

Mr. Liptak has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry focusing primarily on the establishment and management of various investment management businesses. Prior to Clarus he was a General Partner at MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. From 1995 to 2001 Mr. Liptak was a Partner with the Geometry Group, a diversified asset management firm focused on establishing investment management firms. From 1992 to 1995, he was Vice President of Finance for Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. and began his career in 1986 with Price Waterhouse where he was a Manager in their Capital Markets Group. Mr. Liptak currently serves on The Board of Trustees at LaSalle University.

Mr. Liptak received his MBA from Columbia University.

Bob Llamas

Bob Llamas is an Operating Partner with primary responsibilities to assist Blackstone’s portfolio companies with leadership and organization effectiveness, senior executive staffing, talent management, and human resources practices.

Before joining Blackstone in 2016, Mr. Llamas was Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Community Empowerment at Univision Communications Inc.  Prior to Univision, he was the Chief Human Resources and Public Affairs Officer for the Nielsen Company.  In addition, Mr. Llamas has also served as Chief Administrative Officer of The Cleveland Clinic, Chief Human Resources Officer of Lehman Brothers Inc., and was a Corporate Officer of General Electric where he headed up Human Resources for three of their largest businesses.

Mr. Llamas received a BS in Marketing Management from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California and an MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.

Joseph Lohrer

Joseph Lohrer is a Senior Managing Director and National Sales Manager for the Private Wealth Management Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Lohrer worked with Legg Mason, Inc. where he was the Head of National Sales for the National Broker Dealer Channel overseeing the distribution of all Legg Mason products within wirehouses. The product vehicles included mutual funds, separately managed accounts, closed end funds, college savings plans, and alternative investments products. Joe began his career at Smith Barney in 1985 and held various home office and field positions prior to having his responsibilities expanded to National Sales Manager for Citi Asset Management.

Mr. Lohrer graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Rashmi Madan

Rashmi Madan is a Senior Managing Director based in London with GSO Capital Partners.  Ms. Madan handles marketing and investor relations for European investors.

Before joining GSO Capital in 2011, Ms. Madan  worked for 8 years in Credit Sales and Structured Credit at JPMorgan where she focused primarily on raising capital for CLO managers, hedge funds and private equity funds from European institutional investors.  Prior to that, Ms Madan spent five years at Morgan Stanley working in Leveraged Finance and Debt Capital Markets in London and New York, respectively.  Ms. Madan received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University where she majored in Industrial and Labor Relations.

Harish Manwani

Harish Manwani is a Senior Operating Partner.

Before joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Manwani was the Chief Operating Officer of Unilever responsible for managing the P&L across all of Unilever’s global markets. Mr. Manwani spent thirty-eight years with Unilever, holding various senior general management positions globally, including overseeing Unilever’s businesses in Latin America, North America, Asia and Africa.

As a Senior Operating Partner, Mr. Manwani provides guidance to selected Blackstone portfolio companies across the world and assists in diligence of investment opportunities. In addition, he makes recommendations to the portfolio operations and advises the management teams of Blackstone’s Indian portfolio companies. Mr. Manwani serves on the Board of Directors of Nielsen Holdings plc, Qualcomm Incorporated, Pearson plc, Whirlpool Corporation and The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore. He is also non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited in India.

Mr. Manwani received a B.Sc. (Honors) degree from Bombay University and a Master’s degree in Management Studies. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall is a Senior Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. He is a portfolio manager in GSO's Performing Credit Group and focuses on GSO’s Direct Lending effort. Mr. Marshall is a member of GSO’s Investment Committee.

Before joining GSO Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Marshall worked in various roles at RBC, including fixed income research and business development within RBC's private equity funds effort. Prior to RBC, Mr. Marshall helped develop a private equity funds business for TAL Global, a Canadian asset management division of CIBC, and prior to that, he co-founded a microchip verification software company where he served as chief financial officer.

Mr. Marshall received an MBA from McGill University in Montreal and a BA (Honors) in Economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.

Jorge Martin Ceron

Jorge Martin Ceron is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer (Europe) of Blackstone Insurance Solutions. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Martin Ceron worked at Apollo Global Management focusing on investments in the Bank and Insurance sectors in Europe and in the United States. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Martin Ceron worked at CQS focusing on investments in the financial services sector globally. Mr. Martin Ceron started his career as a regulator at the Bank of Spain. Mr. Martin Ceron holds a PhD in Economics from the University of London and a PhD in Finance from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Mr. Martin Ceron received a BA from CUNEF in Madrid, graduating with Honors, and received his MSc in Finance from London Business School.

David McClure

David McClure is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Asset Management for Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. McClure was a Vice President at Silverpeak Real Estate, where he focused on asset management activities in the United Kingdom and France. Mr. McClure received an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and is also a qualified accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Bruce McEvoy

Bruce McEvoy is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. McEvoy has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Catalent, Center for Autism and Related Disorders, GCA Services, MB Aerospace, Performance Food Group, RGIS Inventory Specialists, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, TeamHealth, Vistar, and Vivint.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. McEvoy was an investment professional at General Atlantic where he was involved in the execution of private equity investments in Europe. Prior to that, Mr. McEvoy worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Mr. McEvoy received an AB in History from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. McEvoy serves as a Director of Center for Autism and Related Disorders, MB Aerospace, TeamHealth, Vivint, and Vivint Solar.

Robert McMullan

Robert McMullan is a Senior Managing Director in the Institutional Client Solutions Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. McMullan has been involved in raising capital for Blackstone's private investment funds. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. McMullan worked with FBR Capital Markets as co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group.   Prior to that he was with DLJ/CSFB where he was responsible for financial sponsor coverage and equity and mezzanine private placements in Dallas and New York. Mr. McMullan received a BS in History from Vanderbilt, and an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel McMullen

Mr. McMullen is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the U.S. loan separately managed accounts, commingled funds, and exchanged traded fund in GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit.  He is also a member of GSO’s LCS Management Committee and sits on LCS’s U.S. Syndicated Credit Investment Committee, Global Structured Credit Investment Committee, and Asset Allocation Committee. 

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. McMullen worked at CIBC World Markets, most recently as a Director and Senior Investment Analyst for the structured investment vehicles managed by Trimaran Advisors, L. L. C. Prior to that, Mr. McMullen was a Director in the Investment Banking Group at CIBC, specializing in the aerospace and defense industries.  Before joining CIBC in 1996, Mr. McMullen was employed at The Chase Manhattan Bank where he worked in the Corporate Finance Healthcare Group.

Mr. McMullen received a B.A. from the University of Rochester, where he graduated cum laude, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Nadeem Meghji

Nadeem Meghji is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group and Head of Real Estate Americas. Mr. Meghji has played a leadership role in Blackstone's investment activity in the US, including the acquisition of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, Biomed Realty Trust, and Brixmor Property Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Meghji worked as an associate at the Lionstone Group.

Mr. Meghji received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Meghji serves as a board member for the Lupus Research Alliance and is the Co-Chair of the annual Rally Against Lupus fundraiser. Mr. Meghji was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2018.

Seth Meisel

Seth Meisel is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity group and is based in New York.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Meisel was a partner at Bain Capital. While at Bain Capital, Mr. Meisel was involved in leading and executing investments in the chemicals, industrials, and packaging sectors. Prior to that, he was with Mercer Management Consulting (Oliver Wyman) in New York and Hong Kong.

Mr. Meisel received a BA in Economics from Princeton University cum laude and an MBA from Harvard Business School with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar.

Prakash Melwani

Prakash A. Melwani is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and is based in New York. He is Chief Investment Officer of the Private Equity Group globally and is also Executive Chairman of the firm’s Private Equity business in Asia. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Melwani has led Blackstone’s investments in Kosmos Energy, Foundation Coal, Texas Genco, Ariel Re, Pinnacle Foods, RGIS Inventory Specialists, Performance Food Group, Crocs and Ascend Learning. He serves as a Director of Ascend Learning and Blackstone strategic partner, Patria. Mr. Melwani received a First Class Honors degree in Economics from Cambridge University, England, and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhodes Fellow. Mr. Melwani serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University, and the Board of Cambridge in America. He sits on the Board of the International Rescue Committee and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Anthony Merhige

Anthony Merhige is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Harvest Fund Advisors, Blackstone’s publicly traded MLP and Yield-Oriented Investment Platform.  Having joined Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Merhige oversees the business development and investor relations functions of Harvest, as well as the day-to-day management of Harvest’s operations.

Before joining Harvest in 2005, Mr. Merhige was the Chief Operating Officer of the Vivum Group.  Prior to that Mr. Merhige was an Associate at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of commercial matters, including antitrust mergers and acquisition counseling for national and multinational corporations.

Mr. Merhige holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and a JD from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Olivier Meyohas

Olivier F. Meyohas is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and a member of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group based in London. Mr. Meyohas is the Global Head of Institutional Client Solutions and head of the London Office for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2008,  Mr. Meyohas spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director.  He held a number of senior positions in the Capital Markets group, with his last role being Co-Head of the Pension Advisory Group.  In that capacity, he advised major European corporations and pension schemes on asset-liability risk management, strategic asset allocation and portfolio construction.  He also advised on pension buy-out solutions and on M&A-related pension situations.  He is a member of the Investment Committee of Pembroke College, Oxford University.

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Chaim Miller

Chaim Miller is a Senior Managing Director in the Finance Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Miller has been involved in the development and implementation of global tax planning strategies for the firm and its Private Equity funds, including structuring both domestic and cross-border investments and transactions.

Before joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Miller worked as a Vice President in the New Product Development group at Merrill Lynch & Co. In that role, he developed and executed alternative structures and platforms to achieve tax, accounting and regulatory efficiency for various fixed-income products. Prior to that, he was an Associate in the Tax group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Mr. Miller received a J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar.

Alan Miyasaki

Alan Miyasaki is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Asia Acquisitions.  Mr. Miyasaki is based in Singapore and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Real Estate group’s investment activities in Asia.

Since joining Blackstone in 2001, Mr. Miyasaki has been involved in a variety of real estate transactions in both the United States and Asia. Since 2007, Mr. Miyasaki has played a key role in building Blackstone’s Real Estate business in Asia including executing investments in Greater China, India, Singapore, Japan and Australia.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Miyasaki was with Starwood Capital Group, where he worked in acquisitions. Mr. Miyasaki received a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude. He currently serves on the board of the Singapore American School Foundation, K Raheja Corp Investment Managers LLP (manager of the Mindspace Business Parks REIT) and 151 Property Group.

Kishore Moorjani

Kishore Moorjani is a Senior Managing Director and leads the Asia efforts for Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group.

Before joining Blackstone, Kishore was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Credit Asia Capital, an Asian special situations investment firm he established in partnership with the Blackstone Strategic Alliance Fund. Prior to that, he launched the Asia business for D.B. Zwirn, a $5 billion special situations investment firm, and held senior positions at Colony Capital’s Asia business. Kishore has worked across Asia since 1995 having lived in Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Taiwan. Kishore received an MBA and a BBA (honors) from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

He currently serves on the boards of Arena Living, Emergent Logistics, International Asset Reconstruction Company, La Trobe Financial and Partners Life Limited. Kishore is a Member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Council at Schulich School of Business and an Advisor to the Investment Committee of the Singapore Management University’s Endowment.

Ian Morris

Ian Morris is a Senior Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Mr. Morris is involved in top-down investment strategy, asset allocation and macroeconomic analysis for BAAM.

Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Morris was Chief US Economist at HSBC in New York for ten years, managing the firm’s North American macroeconomic research team and providing advice and forecasts on macro trends and risks to clients, including financial institutions, non-financial corporations, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. Prior to that, Mr. Morris was a Global Economist with HSBC in London for three years and in Melbourne for two years. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Morris worked for PaineWebber in London.

Mr. Morris has authored many thematic research publications, including “A Froth Finding Mission (Jan 2006)”, a 100-page report that anticipated the 2006-09 housing bust.

Mr. Morris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London.

Thomas Morrison

Thomas Morrison is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Wealth Solutions group.  Mr. Morrison focuses on senior relationships with private wealth investment firms, and strategic initiatives focused on expanding access with new products, geographies, model portfolios, co-investments and capital markets.  Previously at Blackstone, Mr. Morrison led our Equity Capital Markets effort within Blackstone Capital Markets across all of our investment businesses globally.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Morrison held various senior Equity Capital Markets roles, including at Bank of America where he was Global Head of Equity Syndicate, and was also a member of the Equities Management Team, the Equity Commitment Committee, and the Equity Capital Markets Operating Committee.

Mr. Morrison received a BA from Harvard College, majoring in Economics.  He also received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, with majors in Management, Finance, and Marketing. Mr. Morrison also studied at the University of London, University College.

William Mulrow

William Mulrow is a Senior Advisory Director to Blackstone. Most recently he served as Secretary to New York State Governor Cuomo, and previously was a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Mulrow worked in senior positions at Citi, Paladin Capital Group, Gabelli Asset Management, Rothschild Inc., and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Mulrow received an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from Yale University where he graduated cum laude and was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist.

Anthony Myers

Anthony Myers is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Chairman of Real Estate Europe. Since joining Blackstone in 2001, Mr. Myers has been involved in a number of real estate investments, both in Europe and in the US and was previously the Head of Real Estate Europe.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Myers was Executive Vice President and COO at Balfour Holdings, Inc., a residential and commercial land development company acquired by affiliates of Blackstone in 1997. Before joining Balfour, Mr. Myers was an Associate Director in the Bear Stearns Real Estate group.

Mr. Myers received a BS (Honors) in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Columbia University.

Todd Myers

Todd Myers is a Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Operating Officer of Private Wealth Solutions based in New York.  Mr. Myers is also responsible for the international private wealth business.  Previously, he was Global Head of Strategic Incentives for Blackstone managing the firm’s compensation and incentives programs.  Prior to this role, Mr. Myers was Corporate CFO of the firm.  Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Myers was the Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Head of Business Development and Strategy, leading corporate strategy and acquisitions globally.  Mr. Myers graduated from Brown University with a BA in Economics.

Michael Nash

Michael Nash is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Co-Founder and Chairman of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Mr. Nash is a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee for both Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. He is also Executive Chairman of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, a NYSE listed REIT, and is the Chairman of the Board of the Blackstone Real Estate Income Funds, which is a complex of registered closed-end funds.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Nash was with Merrill Lynch from 1997 to 2007 where he led the firm’s Real Estate Principal Investment Group - Americas. Prior to 1997, Mr. Nash held various positions with Barclays Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

Mr. Nash received a B.S. in Accounting from State University of New York at Albany, as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Nentcho Nentchev

Nentcho Nentchev is a Senior Managing Director in the Legal & Compliance Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Nentchev has been involved in LP relations strategy and supporting business development and fund-raising for Blackstone's private investment funds. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Nentchev worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he was an associate. Mr. Nentchev received a BS from the University of Redlands and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Brett Newman

Brett Newman is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Institutional Client Solutions. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Newman has performed  various roles across the firm, including in the Corporate Development Group where he executed acquisitions, joint ventures and  partnerships on behalf of Blackstone. As a member of Blackstone’s M&A investment banking business, Mr. Newman also advised a wide range of clients on numerous transactions in the financial services industry.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Newman provided M&A consulting services at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Newman received a BSBA in finance and accounting from Bowling Green State University and an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Paris Panayiotopoulos

Paris Panayiotopoulos is a Senior Managing Director in the Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018.

In over twenty years in the biopharmaceutical industry, Mr. Panayiotopoulos also served as Operating Partner at Clarus, as CEO and President of Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA, sold to Takeda in 2017), as member of the Board of Directors of The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO, sold to Novartis in 2020), as President of the US and Japan biopharmaceutical businesses of Merck KGaA (FWB: MRK), as President of the Serono Research and Development Institute, and as Board Director of Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CRBP). Mr. Panayiotopoulos is currently founding Co-Chair of FerGene, founding Board Director of Anthos Therapeutics and on the Board of Advisors of the non-profit Life Science Cares.

Prior to joining Merck KGaA, Mr. Panayiotopoulos was at Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY). He holds a combined BS in Chemistry and Management Studies from University College London and a MS from Cranfield Business School in the United Kingdom.

Tuhin Parikh

Tuhin Parikh is a Senior Managing Director based in Mumbai, and leads Blackstone’s real estate operations in India. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Parikh has been involved in identifying and evaluating Indian real estate in several sectors and completing significant transactions in business park developments and Class A office space plus listing India’s first REIT on the stock exchange in 2019. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Parikh was the CFO and subsequently CEO of TCG Urban Infrastructure Holdings Ltd., a national level office developer and asset owner in India. Mr. Parikh received a Bachelor in Accountancy from Mumbai University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).

Viral Patel

Viral Patel is a Senior Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Patel has been involved in the execution of the firm's investments in Ai Media, Cloudreach, Cylance, Gates, Hidrovias, JDA, Milestone Equipment Corp, Penn Engineering, TITUS and Targa Resources. Prior to joining Tactical Opportunities in 2012, Mr. Patel was a Managing Director with Blackstone Securities Partners where he focused on structured finance transactions across several industries including financial institutions, consumer, media, and healthcare. Select advisory clients include Bank Of America, Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, GIC, Qatar Foundation, Morgan Stanley, AIG, Kraft, and the New York Public Asset Fund.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Patel was a member of the Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Structured Products businesses.

Mr. Patel graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. He serves on the Boards of Ai Media, Cloudreach, Hidrovias, JDA, Penn Engineering and TITUS.

Matthew Pedley

Matthew Pedley is a Senior Managing Director in the Limited Partner Relations and Fund Placement Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Pedley has been involved in raising capital for Blackstone's private investment funds and maintaining relationships with the Firm's Limited Partners.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Pedley worked as a Vice President in the venture capital arm of AllianceBernstein, where he was responsible for venture investments in the technology sector, Limited Partner relations, fundraising and legal documentation for the fund. Prior to AllianceBernstein, Mr. Pedley was a Senior Associate at Crosslink Capital, where he was responsible for venture investments in the technology sector. He was an Observer on the boards of Evant (acquired by MANH), IM Logic (acquired by SYMC), and Jasper Wireless (acquired by CSCO); he was also involved with private investments in Good Technology (acquired by MOT) and Equinix (EQIX). Prior to his career in venture capital, Mr. Pedley was a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting, where he provided strategic and business process guidance to the world's largest technology companies.

Mr. Pedley received his BA in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, where he was President of his Class.

Robert Petrini

Rob Petrini, Senior Managing Director. Mr. Petrini is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, Co-Head of Performing Credit Investing for GSO Capital Partners and Joint Portfolio Manager for GSO’s Capital Opportunities Funds I, II and III. Mr. Petrini has been with GSO since 2005, and sits on the investment committees for GSO’s performing credit funds, distressed funds and energy funds. Before joining GSO in 2005, Mr. Petrini was a Principal of DLJ Investment Partners (“DLJIP”), the $1.6 billion mezzanine fund of CSFB’s Alternative Capital Division. Prior to that, Mr. Petrini was a member of DLJ’s Leveraged Finance Group specializing in financial sponsor transactions since 1997. Mr. Petrini serves on the board of directors of Centric Brands. Mr. Petrini graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin Scholar.

Juergen Pinker

Juergen Pinker is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in London. Mr. Pinker focuses primarily on the Industrials, Chemicals and Building Materials sectors and leads Blackstone’s investment activities in the energy & natural resources sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, Mr Pinker oversees Blackstone’s investment activities in the German speaking regions.

Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Pinker has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Intertrust, ATC, Elian, Scout24, Armacell, Cerdia, Schenck Process, Averys and BME Group.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Pinker worked as a Director at Strategic Value Partners focusing on European distressed situations. Before that, Mr. Pinker was an Associate Director at The Carlyle Group where he was involved in leading and executing investments in various sectors.

Mr. Pinker received a master degree in economics and business from WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management. Mr. Pinker currently serves on the Board of Directors of Armacell, Cerdia, Schenck Process, Averys and BME Group.

Steve Plavin

Stephen Plavin is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies group and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, a Commercial Mortgage REIT managed by Blackstone. Mr. Plavin is a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee for both Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. He is based in New York.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Plavin was Chief Executive Officer of Capital Trust, Inc and CT Investment Management Co., LLC, a commercial real estate debt investment manager and rated special servicer that was wholly owned by Capital Trust and acquired by Blackstone in December 2012. Prior to joining Capital Trust in 1998, Mr. Plavin was co-head of Global Real Estate for The Chase Manhattan Bank and Chase Securities Inc.

Mr. Plavin received a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jonathan Pollack

Jonathan Pollack is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group and is based in New York. Since joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Pollack has been responsible for overseeing our real estate debt investment strategy. He is also a member of the firm’s real estate investment committee, and serves on the board of Blackstone Mortgage Trust.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Pollack was a Managing Director and Global Head of Commercial Real Estate, as well as Head of Risk for Structured Finance, at Deutsche Bank. Mr. Pollack joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 from Nomura Group.

Mr. Pollack received a BA in Economics from Northwestern University. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the East Harlem Tutorial Program.

David Posnick

David Posnick, Senior Managing Director. Mr. Posnick is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and the Co-Head of Distressed Investing for GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Posnick has been with GSO since 2007, sits on the investment committees for GSO’s distressed funds and energy funds and is a Portfolio Manager for each of GSO's distressed-oriented funds. Prior to joining GSO, Mr. Posnick was a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse. Mr. Posnick began his career in the investment banking division at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Posnick received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from UCLA.

Doyle Queally

Doyle Queally is a Sr. Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Since joining GSO Capital in 2009, Mr. Queally has been involved with the marketing of all GSO public and private investment products with a geographic focus of the Midwest and West Coast of the United States, including many of the firm’s strategic partnerships. Before joining GSO Capital, Mr. Queally was a Senior Vice President of Institutional Sales and Relationship Management for ING Investment Management. Prior to ING, he was a Senior Managing Director at Bear, Stearns Inc, where he worked for over twenty years. At Bear Stearns he was a structured mortgage product specialist with extensive experience covering banks, money managers and hedge funds. In addition, he spent three years at the International Management Group (The Mark McCormack Organization) in Cleveland, Ohio, where he helped develop the team sports division. He started his career at IBM in New York City, specializing in banking. Mr. Queally received a BA in economics from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He also holds series 24, 7 and 63 licenses with FINRA.

Robert Ramsauer

Robert Ramsauer is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Private Equity, based in New York.

Since joining Blackstone in London in 2004, Mr. Ramsauer has been involved in and served on the boards of several Blackstone investments including Gerresheimer, Leica, Mivisa, New Skies, Orangina Schweppes, Tangerine, United Biscuits, Versace and ISD.

Before joining Blackstone, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in London. Mr. Ramsauer received a BSc in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Trustee of Impetus, a charitable foundation which provides resources to improve the lives of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Rafic Said

Rafic Said is a Senior Managing Director responsible for overseeing Blackstone’s activities in the Middle-East, currently based in London. He has spent the past thirteen years establishing, developing and managing relationships with governmental, institutional and private investors across the Middle East, delivering the firm’s investment and advisory services. During this time he also established the firm’s presence in the region with an office in the UAE, where he was also based for seven years. Mr. Said is a member of the Blackstone Diversity Committee. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Said was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. for seven years, focused on institutional client management in Europe and the Middle East for the firm’s Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Division. Mr. Said started his career at Robert Fleming in the Equity Capital Markets Group, covering emerging market corporate and government clients. He received a BSc Honors Degree in Economics & Philosophy from City University London.

Atsuhiko Sakamoto

Atsuhiko Sakamoto is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in Tokyo.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Sakamoto was a Managing Director at Bain Capital where he focused on private equity investments in Japan. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was a Vice President and Associate at Ripplewood. Before joining Ripplewood, he worked in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Sakamoto received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.

Lou Salvatore

Louis Salvatore (NY), Senior Managing Director. Mr. Salvatore has been with GSO since 2005 and is Co-Head of GSO’s Performing Credit team and a member of the Performing Credit investment committees. Mr. Salvatore is responsible for sourcing, diligencing, structuring and managing performing credit investments.  He is a Joint Portfolio Manager of GSO’s mezzanine and direct lending funds. He also serves on the Blackstone Insurance Solutions and BTAS investment committees.  Before joining GSO Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Salvatore was a Principal of DLJ Investment Partners, the mezzanine fund of CSFB’s Alternative Capital Division. Mr. Salvatore joined CSFB in 2000 when it acquired DLJ, where he was a member of the Merchant Banking Group. He had been a member of DLJ's Leveraged Finance Group, specializing in corporate restructurings. Prior to that, he worked for Kidder Peabody. Mr. Salvatore received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

John Samuels

John M. Samuels is a Senior Managing Director and the Chairman of Global Tax at Blackstone.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Samuels worked at General Electric as the Vice President and Senior Counsel for Tax Policy and Planning for almost 30 years and was responsible for the company’s global tax policy, tax planning and tax compliance operations. Mr. Samuels is a Chairman of the Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT), Chairman of the International Tax Policy Forum, and is the George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School, where he teaches U.S. taxation of international transactions. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Samuels was a partner in the law firm of Dewey, Ballantine and served in the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan as the Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel and Tax Legislative Counsel of the U.S. Department of Treasury. Mr. Samuels is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a Trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute, and received the Tax Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to tax policy.

Mr. Samuels is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago Law School, and received an LLM in Taxation from NYU Law School.

Paul Schlaack

Paul Schlaack is a Managing Director and the Head of Institutional Client Solutions for the Infrastructure Group where he oversees all investor relations, fundraising and client service initiatives.  Prior to joining the Infrastructure Group, Mr. Schlaack was the COO of the Institutional Client Solutions Group. His role was to coordinate the marketing and investor relations functions for all of Blackstone's investment products globally. Prior to taking on that role, Mr. Schlaack worked in Blackstone's financial advisory business for twelve years, where he focused on several transactions in a variety of industries.

Mr. Schlaack received a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Erich Schram

Erich Schram is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Blackstone’s Structured Products Group within GSO.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Schram was the Chief Investment Officer of Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company. He was responsible for overall investment strategy as well as direct investments across multiple asset classes including structured products, corporate debt and equity. Previously, Mr. Schram was a Managing Director with Guggenheim Partners Investment Management unit leading one of its two investment teams focusing on investing across the capital structure in several different industry sectors.

Mr. Schram received a BA in Economics from Amherst College.

James Seppala

James Seppala is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Seppala has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments across Europe, including Logicor, OfficeFirst, Sponda, and Mileway.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Seppala was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he spent 10 years focused on equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe and the United States on behalf of Goldman Sachs’s real estate private equity group.

Mr. Seppala graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2001. Mr. Seppala currently serves as Chairman of Sponda, is on the board of The Office Group, and chairs the European Advisory Board of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School.

Adam Shah

Adam Shah is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Asset Management for Europe. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Shah was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Europe at Starwood Capital Group, where he most recently led asset management activities across Europe and was a member of the European Investment Committee. Mr. Shah received both a BSc. with honours and a MSc. in Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

M. Craig Shepherd

M. Craig Shepherd is a Senior Managing Director focused on life sciences investing across the firm's businesses.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Shepherd worked for the prior seven years as a Managing Director with DRI Capital, a life sciences private equity firm dedicated to the acquisition of pharmaceutical royalties through its managed funds Drug Royalty I, II and III. From 2010-2017, Mr. Shepherd was a member of the DRI Investment Committee and leadership team, and he also served on the board of DRI’s third fund, Drug Royalty III GP. Prior to DRI, he worked at Amgen for approximately eight years in various roles of progressive responsibility, based at both Amgen’s global headquarters in California and its international headquarters in Switzerland.

Mr. Shepherd holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a law degree from McGill University and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Shepherd serves as a Trustee of the American Kidney Fund, and as a corporate director of Medcan Health Management.

Sebastien Sherman

Sebastien Sherman is a Senior Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group and leads the group’s coverage of the utilities, renewable and transportation sectors.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Sherman spent 14 years with OMERS Infrastructure (Borealis Infrastructure), including most recently as its Head of the Americas region. While at OMERS, Sebastien was involved in the origination, deal execution and oversight of a number of large-scale infrastructure portfolio companies across North America, Europe and South America. These investments spanned sectors including utilities (gas and electric), natural gas transmission pipelines, LNG import infrastructure, power generation, high-speed rail infrastructure, airports, toll roads, land registry and satellites. Prior to joining OMERS Infrastructure, Sebastien spent seven years with Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities, where he advised on M&A transactions and financings. Earlier in his career, Sebastien also worked at the Bank of Canada, Canada’s Central Bank.

Sebastien has an Honours BA (Economics) from Queen’s University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Mustafa Siddiqui

Mustafa M. Siddiqui is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone.  He serves as Co-Head of BAAM’s Strategic Capital Group, focusing on the acquisition of minority ownership interests in private equity and other alternative asset management firms (“GP stakes”).

 

Mr. Siddiqui was previously a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group, where he was involved in the execution of several Blackstone investments, including those made through Royal Resources and Siccar Point. He most recently led Blackstone’s private equity investment activities across the energy sector in EMEA and was a member of the Investment Committee for Blackstone Energy Partners.

Before joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Siddiqui held roles at Springbok Capital, General Atlantic, and McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Siddiqui received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude, an A.M. in Regional Studies from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

John Simkiss

John Simkiss is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, serving as the Portfolio Strategist of Harvest Fund Advisors, Blackstone’s publicly traded MLP and Yield-Oriented Investment Platform. Having joined Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Simkiss focuses on public market investment opportunities for Harvest. Mr. Simkiss has served on Harvest’s Investment Committee since inception in 2005.

Before joining Harvest, Mr. Simkiss was a partner at Vivum Group. Prior to that, Mr. Simkiss spent over a decade in a commercial insurance group where he managed a high yield bond and risk arbitrage fund.

Mr. Simkiss received a BA in Political Science from Trinity College.

Nicholas Simon

Nicholas Simon is a Senior Managing Director in the Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Simon was co-founder and Managing Director of Clarus since the firm's inception in 2005.

Mr. Simon has over 30 years of operating and investment experience in the healthcare sector, and has led investments in biotechnology, pharmaceutical company partnerships, and medical technology. Prior to Clarus, Mr. Simon was a General Partner at MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to MPM Capital he was with Genentech from 1989 to 2000 where he was Vice President of Business and Corporate Development. Mr. Simon is currrently serving on the Board of Directors of Gritstone Oncology (NASDAQ: GRTS), Lycera, Nuvelution Pharma, Inc. and Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN).

Mr. Simon received a BS degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola University. Mr. Simon is a Trustee at The J David Gladstone Institutes, a private not-for-profit research institute affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.

Neil Simpkins

Neil P. Simpkins is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone in the Private Equity Group. He has global responsibility for portfolio management activities and investments in the healthcare services, packaging, and industrial sectors. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Simpkins has led the acquisitions of TRW Automotive, Vanguard Health Systems, TeamHealth, Apria Healthcare Group, Summit Materials, Gates Corporation and Change Healthcare.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Simpkins was a Principal at Bain Capital. While at Bain Capital, Mr. Simpkins was involved in the execution of investments in the consumer products, industrial, healthcare and information industries. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Simpkins was a consultant at Bain & Company in the Asia Pacific region and in London. Mr. Simpkins is also Chairman of Americans for Oxford, Inc., Oxford University's primary charitable organization in North America and is a trustee of the Brooklyn Museum.

Mr. Simpkins graduated with honors from Oxford University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a Director of Gates Corporation, Apria Healthcare Group, Change Healthcare and TeamHealth.

Dan Smith

Mr. Smith is a Senior Managing Director and oversees GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies unit, which includes various commingled credit funds, permanent capital vehicles, CLOs, closed-end funds, and leveraged and unleveraged separately managed accounts. Additional responsibilities include serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the four public investment companies managed by the unit.

Prior to joining GSO Capital in 2005, Mr. Smith was Managing Partner and Co-Head of RBC Capital Market’s Alternative Investment Unit at Royal Bank of Canada in New York.  Mr. Smith joined RBC in 2001 from Indosuez Capital, a division of Crédit Agricole Indosuez, where he was a Co-Head and Managing Director overseeing the firm’s debt investments business and merchant banking activities. He began his career in investment management in 1987 at Van Kampen American Capital (f/k/a Van Kampen Merritt), a mutual fund company in Chicago where he held a variety of positions managing portfolios of bonds and stocks including overseeing the firm’s high-yield investment group.

Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Michael Sotirhos

Michael Sotirhos is a Senior Managing Director in the Institutional Client Solutions Group, based in New York.  Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Sotirhos was a Partner at Atlantic Pacific Capital, Inc., a placement firm focused on raising Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Fund capital from institutional investors worldwide. While serving in the firm's London and Greenwich, CT offices, he was involved in all facets of the fund raising business from business development, origination and marketing strategy to account coverage responsibility in the US, Canada and the Middle East. Prior to joining Atlantic Pacific, Mr. Sotirhos was in the Private Equity Placement Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. based in London where he raised capital from investors across Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Sotirhos received both a BA and JD from Georgetown University.

Scott Soussa

Scott Soussa is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Head of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s Strategic Capital Group, which includes the hedge fund seeding and GP stakes businesses. Previously, Mr. Soussa was Head of Due Diligence in the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where he led a cross-functional team charged with evaluating and monitoring underlying hedge fund managers, which encompassed front office, business and operational, risk management and legal due diligence.

Before joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Soussa was Controller of Lava Trading Inc., a securities trading technology company. Prior to that, he worked in Arthur Andersen's Hedge Fund Advisory and Capital Markets Group.

Mr. Soussa received a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Michael’s Mission, a charity focused on improving the quality of life and treatment options for colorectal cancer patients, families and caregivers. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Marshall Sprung

Marshall S. Sprung is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Compliance at Blackstone. Before joining the firm in 2016, Mr. Sprung was Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. In this capacity, Mr. Sprung oversaw a nationwide program of investigations focusing on investment advisers, investment companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and other investment vehicles managed by investment advisers. He co-led a team of nearly 80 attorneys, industry experts and other professionals in all 12 SEC offices, and was responsible for directing the SEC’s asset management-related enforcement efforts. In recognition of his leadership and integrity, he received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2015. Mr. Sprung had previously served as AMU Deputy Chief and Assistant Director in the Enforcement Division. He joined the SEC in 2003 as a staff attorney in the Enforcement Division after working for five years as a litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, and serving as a law clerk to the Hon. A. Joe Fish on the U.S. District Court in Dallas. Mr. Sprung received his JD from New York University School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the New York University Law Review, and his BA with honors from Brown University.

John Stecher

John Stecher is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technical Officer of Blackstone. John is responsible for all aspects of technology across Blackstone and advises the firm’s investment teams as well as acts as a resource to portfolio companies on technology-related matters.

Before joining Blackstone, John was a Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Barclays, based in New York. He was also a member of the Barclays Technology Management Committee. Prior to joining Barclays in August 2017, John worked for Goldman Sachs where he held a variety of senior management and engineering roles across the firm's capital markets and technology divisions, and most recently built their Marcus-branded consumer finance division. John has had an extensive career in technology and engineering across industry sectors. John was appointed as an IBM Master Inventor and led application development, architecture and strategy for IBM's WebSphere product line in the Software Group. He delivered/created over 45 patents across several diverse problem spaces.

John holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Bill Stein

William J. Stein is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Stein has been involved in the direct asset management and asset management oversight of Blackstone’s global real estate platform with over $115 billion of investor capital under management. Blackstone’s portfolio includes hotel, office, retail, industrial and residential properties in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Mr. Stein currently serves on the boards of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Edens Investment Trust and Invitation Homes and is a member of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Advisory Board and the University of Michigan Real Estate Fund Advisory Board. Prior board memberships include Hilton Worldwide, Extended Stay America, La Quinta, Brixmor Property Group and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Stein was a Vice President at Heitman Real Estate Advisors and JMB Realty Corp.

Mr. Stein received a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Christopher Striano

Christopher Striano is a Senior Managing Director and Principal Accounting Officer at Blackstone. Mr. Striano is responsible for Blackstone’s Global Fund Accounting Group, corporate accounting and accounting policy. He also provides supervisory oversight for Blackstone’s Private Equity segment, which includes operations, portfolio company valuations, tax and financial reporting for Blackstone’s Private Equity, Tactical Opportunities and Infrastructure funds. Mr. Striano also runs Blackstone’s Portfolio Management Program (PMP program).

Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Striano has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s strategic planning projects, including the firm’s IPO, and has served as Head of the firm’s Financial Planning and Analysis group, where his responsibilities included the firm’s global forecast process, business unit and firm-wide strategic planning, managing ratings agency relationships, new business initiatives and various special projects.

Mr. Striano received a BS in Accounting with a minor in Finance from St. John’s University.

Amy Stursberg

Amy Stursberg is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone. She serves as Executive Director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, where she leads Blackstone’s $45 million Entrepreneurship Initiative, bringing four innovative programs to twenty states across the country.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Stursberg served on the transition team for Governor Eliot Spitzer. From 2006-08, Ms. Stursberg managed the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s $90 million program in cultural and in community grants in Lower Manhattan. Previously, Ms. Stursberg served as the final Director of the September 11th Fund. There, she helped to manage the $500 million fund to support communities, individuals and organizations impacted by the events of 9/11. Prior to that role, she held various positions at the Office of the Mayor in the City of New York, as well as at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Stursberg received her BA with honors from the University of Michigan and her Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Currently, she serves on the Partnership for New York’s Innovation Council and on the Board of Directors for the Tectonic Theater Company; formerly, she served on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).

Stephen Sullens

Stephen W. Sullens is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Head of Portfolio Management for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Mr. Sullens oversees portfolio management for all of BAAM's multi-manager programs. He is responsible for directing the manager research team in hedge fund manager selection and monitoring.

Before joining Blackstone in 2001, Mr. Sullens served as a Director with Citi Alternative Investment Strategies, Citigroup's hedge fund investment center. In that role, he was responsible for manager selection and monitoring, as well as portfolio management. Previously, Mr. Sullens served as Manager of Alternative Investments for The Walt Disney Company, where he directed the company's alternative investment program, including investments in private equity, real estate, venture capital and hedge funds. Prior to his six years at Disney, he was an analyst with Trammell Crow Ventures, a real estate investment advisory firm.

Mr. Sullens received both a BA in Economics and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

David Thayer

David Thayer is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Harvest Fund Advisors, Blackstone’s Publicly Traded MLP and Yield-Oriented Investment Platform. Having joined Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Thayer oversees the finance and reporting functions of Harvest.

Before joining Harvest, Mr. Thayer served in a variety of finance, compliance, and operations roles in the financial services and management consulting industries. For twenty years he also served as a tanker, scout, and infantryman in the U.S. Army, on Active Duty and as a Reservist, most recently commanding an armored cavalry unit based in Philadelphia.

Mr. Thayer received his BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his MA from the London School of Economics, and his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago; he also currently serves as a Trustee of the John Boyer Memorial Fund Scholarship.

Weston Tucker

Weston Tucker is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Shareholder Relations for Blackstone. Mr. Tucker also serves as Head of Shareholder Relations for Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Blackstone's publicly traded commercial mortgage REIT. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Tucker's primary responsibility has been managing Blackstone’s interface with public shareholders and the equity analyst community. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Tucker was an equity research analyst for JPMorgan, covering the telecom and cable sectors. He began his career at AT&T, where he worked in a variety of finance roles including investor relations and communications, as well as corporate development. Mr. Tucker graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Business Administration from Ohio State University.

Chris Tynan

Christopher J. Tynan is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group and the Head of Real Estate Australia, based in Sydney. Since joining Blackstone in 2016, Mr. Tynan has been involved in Blackstone’s investments across Australia and New Zealand.


Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Tynan was a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley where he led real estate investing activities in Australasia for Morgan Stanley's real estate funds.

Mr. Tynan received a Bachelor of Commerce (Merit) and a Bachelor of Laws from University of New South Wales. He currently serves on the Boards of 151 Property Group and La Trobe Financial Group.

Andrea Valeri

Andrea Valeri is Chairman of Blackstone Italy and a Senior Managing Director in GSO Capital Partners. Prior to GSO, Mr. Valeri worked in the Tactical Opportunities Group and led several investments including Center Parcs, JOA Group, De Nora, GEMS Education, Versace, Beauparc, Murka and SuperBet. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Valeri was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and worked at Bain & Co. He received an MBA from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors, and a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Padua, where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Valeri serves as a Director of De Nora, JOA Group, Beauparc, Murka and SuperBet.

Peter Wallace

Peter Wallace is a Senior Managing Director and serves as co-head of U.S. Acquisitions for Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Wallace leads Blackstone’s private equity investments in the business services, leisure and consumer/retail sectors.


Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Wallace has led or been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Alight Solutions, AlliedBarton Security Services, Allied Waste, American Axle & Manufacturing, Centennial Communications, Centerplate (formerly Volume Services America), CommNet Cellular, GCA Services, LocusPoint Networks, Merlin Entertainments, Michaels Stores, New Skies Satellites, Outerstuff, Ltd., Pinnacle Foods/Birds Eye Foods, PSAV, PSSI, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (formerly Busch Entertainment Corporation), Service King, Servpro, Sirius Satellite Radio, Tradesmen International, Universal Orlando, Vivint, Vivint Solar and the Weather Channel. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Alight Solutions, Merlin Enteraintments, Michaels Stores, Outerstuff, Ltd., PSAV, PSSI Service King, Servpro, Tradesmen International, Vivint and Vivint Solar. He is a trustee of Children’s Aid Society.

Mr. Wallace received a BA from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Tim Wang

Tim Wang is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate China at Blackstone. Mr. Wang is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for Blackstone’s Real Estate investment in Greater China. Mr. Wang has over 20 years of working experience in the real estate industry.

Mr. Wang joined Blackstone in 2010 and has been involved in evaluating real estate investments in China and managing the Greater China portfolio. Mr. Wang led the initiation, sale and restructuring of some of the key investments and projects in China including SCPG, Westlink and building up logistics portfolios in China.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Wang worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Principal Division in China. He was involved in acquisitions and asset management. Prior to that, Mr. Wang worked in various real estate development companies in China and Australia.

Mr. Wang received a Master for International Business degree from Curtin University of Technology. He also has a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Zhejiang University in China. Mr. Wang is currently a Director of SCPG Group. He also serves as a member of the ICSC China leadership board and ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

Jacob Werner

Jacob Werner is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group. Since joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Werner has been involved in analyzing Blackstone's real estate investments in all property types and has worked on a variety of transactions, including BioMed Realty, Pure Industrial, Equity Office Properties and the Willis Tower.

Before joining Blackstone's Real Estate group, Mr. Werner was an analyst in Blackstone's Restructuring and Reorganization group where he assisted in advising on a variety of restructuring transactions, including Goodyear Tire & Rubber and General Motors Corporation.

Mr. Werner received a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where he graduated with distinction.

Kurt Wheeler

Kurt C. Wheeler is a Senior Managing Director in the Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Wheeler was a co-founder and Managing Director of Clarus since the firm's inception in 2005.

Mr. Wheeler has over 30 years of direct investment and industry operating experience within the healthcare sector where he has led investments in the medical technology, specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology space including partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Clarus, Mr. Wheeler was a General Partner at MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. Mr. Wheeler was a co-founder and CEO of InControl (NASDAQ:INCL), a medical device company which he sold to Guidant. Prior to founding InControl he was a Principal with the Mayfield Fund focused on healthcare investing. Mr. Wheeler began his career with Elli Lilly Co. Currently Mr. Wheeler is a member of the Board of Directors of Avillion LLP, Globus Medical (NYSE: GMED) and Flowonix.

Mr. Wheeler holds a BA from Brigham Young University, and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School.

Michael Wiebolt

Mike Wiebolt is a Senior Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group, where he is involved in investments in liquid real estate debt.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Wiebolt was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. While at Goldman, Sachs, Mr. Wiebolt was most recently responsible for trading high yield CMBS and CRE CDOs.

Mr. Wiebolt holds a BA in History from Carleton College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Wiebolt also received a Master’s in Business Administration from the Columbia Graduate School of Business.

Byron Wien

Byron Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone’s Private Wealth Solutions group where he acts as a senior adviser to both the Firm and its clients in analyzing economic, social and political trends to assess the direction of financial markets and thus help guide investment and strategic decisions. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Wien was Chief Investment Strategist for Pequot Capital and before that served for 21 years as Chief (later Senior) U.S. Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley. In 1995, Mr. Wien co-authored a book with George Soros on the legendary investor’s life and philosophy, Soros on Soros – Staying Ahead of the Curve.

In 1998 he was named by First Call the most widely read analyst on Wall Street and in 2000 was ranked the No. 1 strategist by SmartMoney.com based on his market calls during that year. Mr. Wien was named to the 2004 Smart Money Power 30 list of Wall Street’s most influential investors, thinkers, enforcers, policy makers, players and market movers. He appeared in the “Thinker” category.

2006 年,Wien 先生被《纽约杂志》(New York Magazine) 评为华尔街 16 位最具影响力人士之一。纽约证券分析师协会 (New York Society of Security Analysts, NYSSA) 于 2008 年授予 Wien 先生终身成就奖。

Mr. Wien received an AB with honors from Harvard College and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Investment Committees of Lincoln Center and The Pritzker Foundation. He is a trustee of the New York Historical Society, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the JPB Foundation.

Alex Yang

Alex Yang is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Yang was a Principal at TPG Capital Asia in Beijing, a Vice President at Olympus Capital Asia in Hong Kong, an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Industrial Investment Banking Group in New York and an attorney in Kirkland & Ellis’ Private Equity Group in Chicago. Mr. Yang is currently a director of Shya Hsin Packaging and Global Sources, and previously served on the board of HCP Packaging. Mr. Yang received an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School, and a L.L.B. from Peking University Law School in China.

Robert Zable

Mr. Zable is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the U.S. CLOs and closed-end funds in GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit.  He is also a member of GSO’s LCS Management Committee and sits on LCS’s U.S. Syndicated Credit Investment Committee, Global Structured Credit Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee, and CLO Origination Committee.
 

Prior to joining GSO Capital Partners in 2007, Mr. Zable was a Vice President at FriedbergMilstein LLC, where he was responsible for credit opportunity investments and junior capital origination and execution. Mr. Zable began his career at JP Morgan Securities Inc., where he focused on leveraged finance in New York and London.
 

Mr. Zable received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Zawadzki

Michael Zawadzki, Senior Managing Director. Mr. Zawadzki is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and is Co-Head of Energy Investing for GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Zawadzki sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, performing credit funds and distressed funds. Prior to joining GSO in 2006, Mr. Zawadzki was with Citigroup Private Equity, where he completed numerous private equity and subordinated debt investments. Previously, Mr. Zawadzki worked in the investment banking division of Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Zawadzki serves on the board of directors (as a director or observer) of Sequel Energy Group, Elevation Midstream, Genesis Energy, C&J Energy Services, 3Bear Energy, Twin Eagle Resource Management, Targa Badlands, Alta Resources and Community Development Capital Group. Mr. Zawadzki graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Liping Zhang

Liping Zhang is a Senior Managing Director and Chairman, Greater China of Blackstone.

Mr. Zhang has over 30 years of financial industry, corporate management and government sector experience. He commenced his career at China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation in Beijing in the early eighties and held a number of senior positions at other organizations including Co-CEO, Greater China and Vice Chairman of the Global Investment Banking Department of Credit Suisse, Managing Director of Pacific Concord Group, Managing Director and Geographic Head - Greater China Region of Dresdner Banking Group and Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Division.

Mr. Zhang graduated from Beijing University's school of International Business & Economics and received a master’s degree in International Affairs and International Law from St. John’s University in New York. He also attended NYU Stern's MBA program. He is currently a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, Guangxi Autonomous Region, a member of the Board of Trustees of Beijing University of International Business and Economics, a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Financial Services Advisory Committee and the Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee.

Abhishek Agarwal

Abhishek Agarwal is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group based in London. Mr. Agarwal is currently responsible for Blackstone’s hospitality investments in Europe. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Agarwal has been involved in real estate investments in various property sectors across Europe including Hispania, HI Partners, Broadgate and Chiswick Park amongst others.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Agarwal worked as a software developer with Microsoft, and was involved in the development of Microsoft Windows' Vista. He received a Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad, where he was placed on the Deans Merit List. He completed his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore where he graduated with the Gold medal.

Imran Ahmed

Imran Ahmed is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and a member of the Hedge Fund Solutions Special Situations Investing Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2018, Mr. Ahmed was a Portfolio Manager at Tricadia Capital overseeing corporate investing across all sectors, strategies and asset classes. Prior to Tricadia Capital, Mr. Ahmed worked at Silver Point Capital and UBS and started his career on the Proprietary Trading desk at Deutsche Bank in London and New York.

Mr. Ahmed received a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Farez Alibay

Farez Alibay is a Managing Director in Blackstone Insurance Solutions. Mr. Alibay joined Blackstone Insurance Solutions in 2018 and is involved in credit origination and underwriting.

Previously, Mr. Alibay was a Director of Investments at Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company, where he led direct investments across multiple asset classes including structured products, corporate debt, and equity. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Alibay held various positions at EARNEST Partners and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Alibay received a BS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MEng in Computer Science from Cornell University, and an MBA from The Wharton School, where he was awarded Robert Toigo Foundation Fellowship. Mr. Alibay is a CFA Charterholder.

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson is a Managing Director in the Global Public Affairs Group. He serves as a media spokesperson for the firm and advises on communications issues.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Anderson worked in various capacities in U.S. federal and state government over the last decade. Most recently, he served as Deputy Superintendent for Public Affairs at the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), where he oversaw communications for NYDFS and was a senior advisor to Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky. Prior to that, he served as a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the Obama Administration, the last three governors of New York, and the New York State Division of the Budget.

Mr. Anderson received his AB with honors from Harvard University.

Alex Arapoglou

Alex Arapoglou is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.  Mr. Arapoglou is based in the London office and focuses on European investments, both into externally managed funds and directly into special situations. 
 

Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Arapoglou worked as an investment analyst at Caius Capital in London.  Prior to that, Mr. Arapoglou worked as a research analyst at King Street Capital, also in London.  Mr. Arapoglou started his career at Goldman Sachs’s investment banking division in London and Morgan Stanley in New York. 
 

Mr. Arapoglou received an AB in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA with distinction from Insead. 

Douglas Armer

Douglas Armer is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Armer was a Managing Director at CT Investment Management Co., LLC, a commercial real estate investment manager and rated special servicer that was wholly owned by Capital Trust, Inc. and acquired by Blackstone in December 2012. As Managing Director, Mr. Armer handled the firm’s capital markets and finance activities. Prior to joining Capital Trust, Inc. in 2004, Mr. Armer was involved with developing the India-based capital markets group of Global Realty Outsourcing. Previously Mr. Armer held positions in Corporate Finance at Gerard Klauer Mattison and at PaineWebber Commercial Real Estate Securities.

Mr. Armer holds a B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Rochester, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Tej Arora

Tej Arora is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and a member of its Special Situations Investing Group. Mr. Arora was previously involved in sourcing and evaluating direct investment opportunities at Roystone Capital. Before Roystone, Mr. Arora held senior investment roles at ADK Capital, One East Partners and Luxor Capital. His prior experience includes corporate strategy at USA Networks, venture capital at VantagePoint Venture Partners and investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Arora received a BBA, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Alberto Avanzo

Alberto Avanzo is a Managing Director within GSO Debt Funds Management Europe focused on the origination and management of private credit investments across the capital structure in the Italian market. Mr. Avanzo is based in Milan where he heads the local branch of the asset management of the Fund. Before joining GSO, Mr. Avanzo spent more than 30 years in credit with experiences at Izurium Capital, a UK based Private Equity fund, Morgan Stanley Investment Management in London where he was Global Co-Head of the Senior loans business, WestLB London as Head of Italian Leverage Finance and Sanpaolo IMI where he also ran Leverage Finance. Mr. Avanzo started his career as credit analyst at Continental Illinois Bank. He has a law degree and a MBA at Bocconi University in Milan.

Geoffrey Bailhache

Geoffrey Bailhache is a Managing Director and is based in London. Mr. Bailhache is the firm’s General Counsel in EMEA. Mr. Bailhache focuses on transactional and related support for the Private Equity Group and Tactical Opportunities Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Bailhache was a corporate associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges' London office, where he worked for a number of corporate and private equity clients on a broad range of leveraged buyouts, public takeovers and cross-border M&A transactions. Mr. Bailhache is a member of the Board of Invest Europe and the European Private Equity Roundtable.

Mr. Bailhache received an LLB in law from the University of Nottingham.

Frank Barbara

Frank Barbara is a Managing Director in the Treasury Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Barbara has served as the Special Projects Manager for Treasury and has been involved in the Treasury reengineering project including the selection and implementation of the Wall Street Suite Treasury Management System. Mr. Barbara is currently involved in the international expansion of the firm's Treasury function. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Barbara worked at Bank of New York Mellon in the Hedge Fund Administration area where he most recently served as a Director of Service Delivery Operations, responsible for all aspects of financial control and reengineering of operational processes. Mr. Barbara also previously served as the Vice President of iCapital Markets, the execution arm for Datek Online Holding Corporation, and had other previous finance and operations roles with UBS, Prudential, Citibank and TDwaterhouse.

Mr. Barbara received BA in Economics from Rutgers University and has previously achieved Series 7, 24, 55, 63, and 65 certifications.

Allan Barja

Allan Barja is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners in the Information Technology group.

Since joining GSO in 2007, Mr. Barja has been involved in application development, IT support, and management of applications used by the treasury, operations, and portfolio management groups. Mr. Barja handles the portfolio compliance testing and reporting automation for collateralized loan obligations, separately-managed accounts, and closed-end funds.

Before joining GSO, Mr. Barja was an Assistant Vice President in the Information Technology group at Credit Suisse, handling various development projects for the Product Control group.

Mr. Barja received a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Tanya Barnes

Tanya L. Barnes is a Managing Director and Head of Blackstone Impact.

Blackstone’s impact investing platform was launched in 2019 in the firm’s Strategic Partners group to deliver positive financial impact while addressing four specific investment themes— Health & Wellbeing, Financial Access, Sustainable Communities and Green Technologies.  The platform will leverage Strategic Partners’ scale and expertise across private equity, real estate and infrastructure by partnering with external impact managers focused on developed markets, as well as other investing businesses within Blackstone.

Ms. Barnes was previously a Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs where she focused on private equity investments for the Principal Investment Area (PIA) and helped to build and run the division’s co-investment business.  During her career, she was responsible for all stages of investing: sourcing, diligence, structuring, execution and asset management, as well as having sector coverage responsibilities for financial services and consumer retail investments.  Ms. Barnes spent the early part of her career at Goldman in the Special Situations Group (SSG) where she invested the firm's proprietary capital in debt and equity transactions for distressed assets and businesses.  Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Barnes ran her own firm where she was an advisor, investor and board member to investment firms and operating businesses.

Ms. Barnes received an A.B. from Harvard College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Robert Barthelmes

Bob Barthelmes is a Managing Director in the Portfolio Operations group, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies with a focus on technology, operations, and digital transformation. Before joining the Portfolio Operations group, Mr. Barthelmes was a Senior Advisor to Blackstone working to leverage Blackstone’s technology investments across the portfolio.

Prior to engaging with Blackstone he was the EVP and GM of the Open Source Division and CIO at Finastra (formerly Misys Corporation), and the Global Vice President of Business Consulting Services at IBM. His team at Misys was featured in Harvard Business Review’s, “Great Leaders in Innovation.”

Mr. Barthelmes received his BS from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a major in Business Administration and a minor in mathematics/computer science. He attended IBM Executive Programs at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served on the Executive Committee for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Dean College Board of Trustees, Hibernia College Board of Overseers and the Beverly Education Foundation.

Sachin Bavishi

Sachin Bavishi is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Bavishi currently focuses on new investment opportunities in Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT). Since joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Bavishi has been involved in the execution of the firm’s investments in Ancestry, Bumble, Catalent, Ipreo, Kronos, Performance Food Group, Pinnacle Foods, Refinitiv, SESAC, Tradeweb, Trilliant Food & Nutrition, UKG (Ultimate Software / Kronos), and Vungle. He currently serves as a Director of Bumble, Refinitiv, SESAC, UKG, and Vungle.
 

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Bavishi was an Associate at Olympus Partners where he evaluated and executed private equity investments across several industries. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking at Piper Jaffray in the Healthcare Group.
 

Mr. Bavishi earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with Highest Distinction (Top 5%), and an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Anthony Beovich

Anthony W. Beovich is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Beovich has worked in the financial reporting group and is involved in tax research and tax compliance for all Blackstone Real Estate Partners (BREP) funds.   Mr. Beovich has also been involved with tax matters relating to fund formation and BREP acquisitions and dispositions. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Beovich was a Tax Manager at Deloitte & Touche, where he provided tax services to real estate investment trusts, opportunity funds and partnerships in the real estate industry. Mr. Beovich received a BS in Accounting from St. John's University and an MS in Taxation from Long Island University.   He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ron Bernstein

Ron Bernstein is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2016, Mr. Bernstein was a Managing Principal at Great Spruce Capital Partners, an investment and development company that he founded. Prior to Great Spruce, Mr. Bernstein spent over 8 years at Marathon Asset Management where he was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Marathon Real Estate Group. Previously, Mr. Bernstein spent over 8 years as a principal investor at Goldman Sachs in its Real Estate Principal Investments Area/Whitehall Funds.

Mr. Bernstein received a BA from Northwestern University, where he graduated from the Honors Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, with a double major in Economics.

Rahul Bhargava

Rahul Bhargava is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where he is involved in research and development of systematic strategies.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Bhargava was a systematic trading researcher at Symmetry Investments, where he managed a portfolio trading fixed income and equity index futures. Before joining Symmetry Investments, Mr. Bhargava worked as a quantitative researcher in the Global Asset Allocation group at AQR Capital Management. Prior to AQR, he was a quantitative analyst at BlackRock.

Mr. Bhargava received a BA in Mathematics from Princeton University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Mark Bhupathi

Mark A. Bhupathi is a Managing Director, having joined Strategic Partners in 2004. Mr. Bhupathi oversees Strategic Partners’ infrastructure, energy and other real assets investing activities. Mr. Bhupathi sits on the Infrastructure Investment Committee and is an advisory board member of multiple infrastructure and real assets funds.

Prior to joining Strategic Partners, Mr. Bhupathi attended Columbia University where he graduated with a B.A. in Economics.

Eric Bilmes

Eric Bilmes is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and a member of the Hedge Fund Solutions Special Situations Investing Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Bilmes worked at HBK Capital Management, where he was focused on investment opportunities in distressed credit and high yield. Mr. Bilmes joined HBK in 2006 as a founding principal of its private equity group. Prior to HBK, he was with Trivest Partners and Raymond James.

Mr. Bilmes received a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Greg Bilse

Greg Bilse is a Managing Director of the Hedge Funds Solutions Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Bilse has been involved in hedge fund manager evaluation, selection and monitoring for equity and event-driven strategies as well as analyzing individual event-oriented situations.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Bilse worked for Oak Pension Asset Management, the investment division of Barclays Pension Fund, in London where he was responsible for a variety of credit strategies as well as Hedge Fund, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Insurance-related investments. Prior to joining Barclays, Mr. Bilse worked for Deutsche Bank in New York where he was Head of Relative Value strategies and an Assistant Portfolio Manager for DB Advisors Fund of Funds.

Mr. Bilse received a BS in Physics from McGill University in Montréal, Canada.

Dmitry Biryukov

Dmitry Biryukov is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Biryukov has been involved in the design and development of BAAM’s proprietary software systems, which support all aspects of the group's operations.

Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Biryukov worked as a Senior Developer for America ToGo (ATG) designing software solutions for BAAM. Before ATG he was a System Architect for RPT Group (now Red Vision), a title searches and real property data solution company. Prior to that, Mr. Biryukov worked as Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kyrgyzstan, Moscow and Arlington, Virginia in a variety of software development projects for USAID, Russian Oil and Gas clients and the US DOD.

Mr. Biryukov graduated with a MS in Computer Science from the Kyrgyz Technical University.

Richard Blair

Richard Blair, a Managing Director, is the firm's General Counsel for Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Blair was a partner at the law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he focused on private equity and cross-border M&A transactions for a wide range of global financial and corporate clients, including Blackstone Real Estate and Private Equity. During his career to date he has worked in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Mr. Blair received a Bachelor of Laws with European Legal Studies from King’s College London and a Diploma in European Legal Studies from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales.

Amy Blake

Amy Blake is a Managing Director in the Finance Group. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Blake has been involved with the Financial Planning & Analysis team in further developing our firmwide financial and management reporting. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Blake worked as a Vice President in the Chief Operating Office for the Global Markets and Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch. In this role, she focused on developing and implementing various control processes and business management initiatives. Prior to that, she held a number of roles in the Chief Financial Office focused on financial reporting, as well as administrative, control and regulatory initiatives. Ms. Blake began her career at Arthur Andersen LLP where she was a senior auditor in the Financial Services Division. Ms. Blake received a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University, and an MBA New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Byron Blount

Byron Blount is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Blount has been involved in the oversight of various Blackstone investments in the healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors. Before joining Blackstone, he was EVP for Blackstone's LXR Luxury Resorts affiliate for five years. Prior to that, Mr. Blount was a Principal at Colony Capital LLC for 11 years, responsible for sourcing and structuring new investments, consummating transactions valued in excess of $5 billion and serving on the boards of seven Colony portfolio companies during his tenure. Mr. Blount received a BS from the University of Southern California and an MBA from USC's Marshall School. He is a member of the National Graduate Business Honor Society.

Bradley Boggess

Brad Boggess is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners and involved with portfolio management and monitoring. Since joining Blackstone in 2018, Mr. Boggess has been focused on the GSO Advantage program, which looks to bring Blackstone’s broad set of capabilities to bear for GSO’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Boggess was Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Hudson Advisors, the asset management affiliate of Lone Star Funds. He also previously led the asset management team for private equity investments at Hudson. Brad served as Chairman of the Board of Continental Building Products (NYSE:CBPX) and on the Board of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) and Forterra, PLC (LSE:FORT). Prior to Hudson he had various roles as a management consultant and restructuring advisor at AlixPartners, Ariba, and Accenture.

Mr. Boggess was an Armor Officer in the United States Army and received a BS in Management from Tulane University.

Anthony Borreca

Anthony Borreca is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Borreca focuses on public and private investments in the energy and power sectors. Prior to joining GSO Capital Partners in 2010, Mr. Borreca worked for Blue Source’s Carbon Investment Fund helping invest capital in low-carbon infrastructure projects. Before Blue Source, Mr. Borreca worked for Credit Suisse's Energy Investment Banking group, where he worked on multiple M&A and financing transactions. Mr. Borreca serves on the Board of Directors of various companies involved in the upstream, midstream, and oilfield service sectors including 3Bear Energy, Compass Well Services, Delaware Basin Investment Group, Energy Alloys, River Bend Oil & Gas, Sanchez UnSub, and Twin Eagle Resource Management. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for The Center Houston. Mr. Borreca received a B.A. in Economics from Colby College, where he graduated cum laude.

Toula Bougiamas

Panayiota (Toula) K. Bougiamas is a Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of GSO. Before joining GSO, Toula served for 18 years in the SEC's Division of Enforcement in the New York Regional Office, conducting all facets of complex investigations and litigation involving the federal securities laws. For the last seven years, Toula served as an Assistant Regional Director of the Asset Management Unit, supervising a group of attorneys and industry experts on matters pertaining to the asset management industry. Before joining the SEC, Toula served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. Court of International Trade. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review and Editor of the Second Circuit Review.

Heidi Boyd

Heidi Boyd is a Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group.

Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Boyd spent over 5 years at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), an infrastructure-focused private investment platform, most recently as a Vice President. While at MIRA, Ms. Boyd evaluated and executed investment opportunities in North American infrastructure for both MIRA’s private closed-end funds and Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC), a listed company. During this time, Ms. Boyd was involved primarily in transactions in the utility and transportation sectors. Prior to that, Ms. Boyd was a Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.

Ms. Boyd received a BA in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University, where she also co-founded Stanford Women in Business. Ms. Boyd received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Boyd currently serves on the Board of Common Denominator, a not-for-profit, mathematics tutoring program for middle school students, and on the Board of Stanford Professionals In Investing & Finance.

Tia Breakley

Tia Breakley is a Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the Infrastructure Group. Previously, Ms. Breakley served as Deputy General Counsel of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where she was actively involved in the oversight and coordination of legal and regulatory matters relating to BAAM’s multi-manager and direct trading platforms as well as structuring of the group’s customized multi-manager products.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms. Breakley worked as Counsel in the Private Investment Funds Group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Prior to that, Ms. Breakley was an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she worked on various matters including, private investment fund formations, joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions.

Ms. Breakley received a BA from the University of Virginia and a JD from Columbia Law School. Ms. Breakley serves on the Board of Trustees of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.

Matt Brest

Matthew Brest is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and a member of its Special Situations Investing Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2020, Mr. Brest was a Partner at Governors Lane where he focused on event-driven and special situations investing. Prior to Governors Lane, Mr. Brest was a Partner at SeaStone Capital, a fundamental long/short equity manager. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brest was an Associate at Reservoir Capital and an Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Brest graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Public Policy.

Ari Brettman

Ari Brettman is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018. Mr. Brettman joined Clarus in September 2014.

Dr. Brettman is focused on investments across the firm's portfolio, including startups and partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Clarus, Dr. Brettman completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brettman was also an NIH-sponsored post-doctoral fellow at the MGH Center for Systems Biology, where he studied the autophagy of lipid droplets and used electronic medical record-based big data analytics at Partners Healthcare to conduct clinical research and improve disease management. Dr. Brettman is a member of the Board of Directors of Praxis Precision Medicines, a startup in genetically defined neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr. Brettman received his M.D. from Duke University and his AB in History and Science from Harvard College. While a medical student, he was a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellow at Stanford University, where he studied angiogenesis

Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Equity Finance. He currently oversees the Valuations, Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Reporting (“IRR”), and Operations teams for Private Equity including ad hoc analyses in support of the business.

Previously, Mr. Brooks worked in the Private Equity and Tactical Opportunities groups overseeing Valuations and Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to his role in Private Equity, Mr. Brooks worked in Blackstone’s Business Development group focused on strategic mergers and acquisitions, new business initiatives, and special projects in support of Blackstone’s business units. His involvement in various strategic planning projects and new business initiatives has included the firm's initial public offering, senior notes issuances, the spin-off of PJT Partners, the launch of PWM and BXCM, as well as the GSO, Pátria, Capital Trust, and Strategic Partners transactions. Before joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. Brooks worked as an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers focused on the alternative asset management sector.

Mr. Brooks graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Finance, a BS in Accountancy, and a Master’s degree in Finance.

Bonnie Brookshaw

Bonnie Brookshaw is a Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager for GSO’s U.S. loan separately managed accounts, commingled funds and exchange-traded fund. Previously, Ms. Brookshaw was responsible for the management and implementation of the day-to-day investment strategy for the U.S. CLOs.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2002, Ms. Brookshaw worked at CIBC World Markets and was responsible for the transaction logistics and settlement functions for the structured investment vehicles managed by Trimaran Advisors, L.L.C.

Ms. Brookshaw received a BA from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Sharon Burley

Sharon Burley is a Managing Director in the Finance Group. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Burley is involved with the firm's tax compliance and reporting. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Burley was the Director of Tax at The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, a privately-held multinational investment company. Prior to this, Ms. Burley was a tax manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Stamford, CT. Ms. Burley received a BSBA from Bucknell University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

William Burt

William Burt is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and the Chief Operating Officer of the BAAM Portfolio Solutions Group. Prior to that, Mr. Burt was involved in performing operational due diligence and monitoring procedures on the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s underlying hedge fund managers.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Burt was a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company, where he worked with clients in the high tech industry on a wide variety of strategic and operational issues. Before McKinsey, he was an Analyst in Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solutions Group and an Accountant in Arthur Andersen’s Hedge Fund Advisory and Capital Markets Group.

Mr. Burt received a BBA in Accounting from the College of William and Mary, where he graduated with distinction. He also received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Marion Buten

Marion-Sophie Buten is a Managing Director in the GSO-Origination Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Ms. Buten has been involved in the ongoing analysis and evaluation of investment opportunities across several industry categories out of the New York and London offices.

Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Buten worked as an Associate Director within the Leveraged Finance and the Corporate Finance departments at UBS Warburg's offices in Zurich, London and New York.

Ms. Buten received a Master of Management degree, with distinction, from the European School of Management, where she completed a three-year master's program in Paris, Oxford and Berlin. Ms. Buten is fluent in German, French and English.

Ruaraidh Campbell

Ruaraidh Campbell is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where he is involved in product development, internal analytics and risk due diligence.

Prior to rejoining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Campbell was a Vice President and Head of Analytics and Risk at Summit Rock Advisors, an outsourced-CIO firm managing over $8 billion in assets under management. Before Summit Rock Advisors, he worked at Blackstone from 2004 to 2012, where he focused on risk management and portfolio construction for the Hedge Fund Solutions platform.

Mr. Campbell received a BA in Economics and Foreign Affairs with a minor in Applied Math from the University of Virginia. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Bob Carroll

Bob Carroll is a Managing Director and Head of Distressed Trading with GSO Capital Partners. He oversees all trading activity relating to GSO’s expansive public distressed efforts. Mr. Carroll joins from hedgefund Smith Cove Capital, where he had been responsible for all trading activity since 2016. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Perry Capital as Head of Trading. Previously, Mr. Carroll was a trader at Litespeed Partners and Imperial Capital. Mr. Carroll received a BS in Communications from Norwich University —The Military College of Vermont.

Michael Carruthers

Mike Carruthers is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners, and is involved in various performing and distressed investments, including direct financing, secondary trading, and portfolio purchases, across various target sectors.

Mr. Carruthers is based in Toronto, Canada, having relocated from our London office to lead our efforts in the Midwest and Canada. Mr. Carruthers worked in GSO’s London office from 2006 – 2019 and prior to joining GSO worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse.

Mr. Carruthers graduated with Honors in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Joshua Carson

Josh Carson is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Mr. Carson is involved in the asset management of Blackstone’s US office investments.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Carson was a Senior Vice President at L&L Holding Company, a privately held real estate company, where he focused on acquiring and redeveloping office buildings in New York City. Prior to joining L&L, Mr. Carson worked on acquisitions for New Boston Fund, a real estate investment management firm. Mr. Carson began his career at McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Carson received a BA in Economics and Russian magna cum laude from Middlebury College.

Kendra Cartwright

Kendra Cartwright is a Managing Director and is the HR Business Partner dedicated to the Global Real Estate business.  In this role, Kendra partners with the business to develop the people and talent management strategy for Real Estate.

Kendra brings nearly 20 years of international human resources experience to the firm.  Prior to joining Blackstone, she spent 10 years in Asia, most recently as HR Business Partner for the Asia ETF and Distribution businesses at Blackrock.   She also spent 13 years at Barclays Investment Bank in HR roles across geographies and functions, including HR Business Partner for Global Research (New York) and Head of HR for Asia Pacific Front Office (Tokyo and Singapore).

Kendra earned a BA in Russian and French from Indiana University, an MA in Slavic Linguistics from Florida State University, and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Luigi Caruso

Luigi Caruso is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Caruso has been involved in analyzing real estate investment opportunities across various property types in Europe. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Caruso was a Principal at Rhône Group in the Private Equity Fund in London and New York; previously, he was at Goldman Sachs Real Estate private equity group in London. Mr. Caruso received an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University.

Raymond Chan

Raymond Chan is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where he serves as a portfolio manager for BAAM’s daily liquid funds. Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Chan was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs where he led a multi-asset investment team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Global Portfolio Solutions group. He also served as the Head of Strategy for multi-asset funds and models and as the Head of the Markets Team. Prior to those roles, Mr. Chan structured and marketed cross-asset derivatives within the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Chan began his career as a consultant with Oliver Wyman. Mr. Chan received an AB in Biochemistry with honors from Harvard University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Cliff Chen

Cliff Chen is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group based in Shanghai. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Chen has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments in China and Australia, including Westlink, SCPG, MWREF, DragonCor, Valad and Lloyds NPL. Mr. Chen's primary responsibilities include sourcing and executing real estate investments in China.

Mr. Chen received an MPhil from Cambridge University in 2007, an MSc and a BSc from University of Lancaster.

Amy Chen

Amy Chen is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Ms. Chen heads up the tax compliance and reporting function for all GSO investment funds and its affiliated entities. Her responsibilities include managing the tax compliance and reporting obligation both in the US and in foreign jurisdictions as well as FATCA compliance. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Chen was a Director of Tax at Amber Capital Investment Management where she was responsible for all tax matters related to the investments funds as well as the management company. She collaborated with the investment team, operation team and legal team on all portfolio transactions. Prior to joining Amber Capital, she was a Senior Tax Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers’s asset management tax group based in New York where she provided a wide range of tax services to private investment fund clients. Ms. Chen was also a Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen’s financial services tax group based in New York where she provided similar tax services to private investment fund clients as well as international banking clients. Ms. Chen received her BBA in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants.

Kuohsin Chen

Kuohsin Chen is a Managing Director in Blackstone Insurance Solutions. Ms. Chen manages Blackstone alternative portfolios for Insurance Solutions clients including Harrington Reinsurance Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based property & casualty reinsurer sponsored by Blackstone and AXIS Capital. She is also actively involved in the development, distribution and portfolio management of tailored solutions for insurance companies worldwide. Previously, Ms. Chen was part of Blackstone’s Corporate Development Group where she executed M&A and strategic initiatives within the asset management industry on behalf of Blackstone. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Chen was part of Blackstone's M&A advisory business where she advised third-party clients on M&A, restructuring and other strategic initiatives in the financial institutions, chemicals, and industrials industries.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2012, Ms. Chen was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank.

Ms. Chen received a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She currently serves on the Associates Council of Prep for Prep, a New York City based education non-profit.

Byung Ug Choi

Byung Ug Choi is a Managing Director in the Institutional Client Solutions Group. He is based in Hong Kong. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Choi has been involved with marketing for various Blackstone fund products, primarily with respect to Korea.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Choi was a Director with Citigroup Global Markets Asia focusing on marketing and structuring CDO products. Previously, he worked as a portfolio manager at Samsung Fire & Marine and Samsung ITMC. He also worked for Hyundai Motor Company as an export sale manager for the Middle East region.

Mr. Choi received an M.I.M. from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in Law from Korea University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Younghee Choi

Younghee Choi is a Managing Director in the Institutional Client Solutions group and is based in Hong Kong. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Ms. Choi has focused on capital raising and new investor relation development for Blackstone’s private funds. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Choi was an Associate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Real Estate Private Equity group where she was involved in real estate investment and asset management in Seoul. Ms. Choi received a B.Arch from Syracuse University.

Colleen Coda

Colleen Coda is a Managing Director in the Technology and Innovations group. Colleen serves as Chief Technology Officer of Institutional Client Solutions, Private Wealth Solutions, Public Affairs & Marketing, Legal and Compliance, and Product Success, and leads Private Equity Technology. She also oversees the Technology and Innovations group’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Coda oversaw various projects across the entire Technology and Innovations group. Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Ms. Coda worked at Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor’s, for 11 years where she was most recently the Co-CTO focusing on Product Development.

She received a BS in Computer Information Systems from Sacred Heart University.

Jonathan Cohen

Mr. Cohen is a Managing Director and is responsible for trading U.S. high yield and leveraged loan assets for GSO’s public debt strategies. 

Prior to joining GSO in 2013, Mr. Cohen spent seven years at UBS Investment Bank where he was responsible for trading leveraged loans, high yield, and credit default swaps.

Mr. Cohen received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Albany.

Brad Colman

Brad Colman is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Mr. Colman focuses on originating, analyzing, executing and monitoring credit investments across a diverse range of industries for the Direct Lending business. As part of the Performing Credit Group, Mr. Colman’s responsibilities also include acting as the Portfolio Manager for the GSO Diamond Fund, which focuses on senior and stretch senior loans to middle market issuers in the U.S.

Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Colman worked as a Director in the Strategic Investments group at PartnerRe, a Senior Associate in the sponsor finance team at American Capital, and an Analyst in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group.

Mr. Colman graduated magna cum laude from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a BS in Finance, Accounting, and Operations.

Eugene Cook

Eugene Cook is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group, where he focuses on investments across North Asia. Mr. Cook has been involved with the firm’s investments in Ayumi Pharmaceutical, Clarion Offshore Partners, Geo-Young, Onyx Renewables, and Simone Accessories. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ayumi Pharmaceutical and Geo-Young.

Before relocating to Blackstone’s Hong Kong office in 2016, Mr. Cook was a member of Blackstone’s energy private equity business in New York. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Cook evaluated and executed private equity investments at KKR and the Carlyle Group. Prior to that, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s M&A department.

Mr. Cook received a BA in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

David Corey

David J. Corey is a Managing Director, having joined Strategic Partners in 2001. Mr. Corey sits on the Investment Committee for each of the Strategic Partners funds and is an advisory board member of multiple funds. Since 2005, Mr. Corey has led Strategic Partners’ western U.S. operations in San Francisco.

Prior to joining Strategic Partners, Mr. Corey worked as an attorney in the mergers and acquisitions departments at Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and Los Angeles.

Mr. Corey received a B.A. cum laude in History from Northwestern University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was a member of the California Law Review and a multiple Jurisprudence Award recipient.

Sean Cort

Sean Cort is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners and the Head of Middle Office and Operations. Before joining GSO, Mr. Cort was Chief Administrative Officer of Fortress Investment Group, overseeing the managed account platform, global trading activities, financial planning and strategic initiatives for the hedge fund business. Prior to that, he worked at Credit Suisse where he managed the Prime Services client documentation team, responsible for client fund onboarding, operational and credit related issues.

Before Credit Suisse, he worked at Credit Agricole overseeing U.S. capital markets activities and the integration of the U.S. operations of Credit Lyonnais and Credit Agricole. Mr. Cort also worked at Deustche Bank AG where he covered the Global Markets business supporting various trading desks. He began his career at Goldman Sachs where he was focused on a broad range of financial products and infrastructure initiatives for the firm.

Mr. Cort received a JD from Boston University and BA from the University of Rochester, with a Management Certificate from the Simon School of Business.

David Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham is a Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager of the European CLOs in GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit. Mr. Cunningham is responsible for the origination of European CLOs with a focus on CLO structuring and also for overseeing LCS’s European capital markets activities. He also sits on LCS’s European Syndicated Credit Investment Committee and CLO Origination Committee.

Mr. Cunningham joined GSO at the time of GSO’s acquisition of Harbourmaster Capital Management Limited in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Cunningham was a Director at Harbourmaster Capital where he was part of the portfolio management group supporting the Portfolio Managers for the CLOs under management at Harbourmaster Capital, and was also involved in capital formation and investor relations.  Prior to joining Harbourmaster Capital in 2007, Mr. Cunningham worked as a credit analyst in WGZ Bank focusing on structured finance transactions.

Mr. Cunningham received a BE in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin and his MSc in Financial & Industrial Mathematics from Dublin City University.  Mr. Cunningham is also a CFA Charterholder and a CAIA Charterholder.

Tom Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the structured credit strategies focusing on investment grade assets in GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit. He also sits on the Global Structured Credit Investment Committee.

Prior to joining GSO in 2019, Mr. Cunningham worked at Blackstone Insurance Solutions, overseeing investment grade portfolio management activities. Prior to that, Mr. Cunningham was a vice president of portfolio management for Fidelity & Guaranty Life, where he managed public and private fixed income assets. Before joining Fidelity & Guaranty in 2011, Mr. Cunningham was co-head of fixed income investments for Assurant and a vice president with Prudential Financial’s high yield mutual fund group.

Mr. Cunningham received a B.A. in History from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Baltimore CFA Society.

Simon Davies

Simon Davies is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group, based in London. Mr Davies is involved with tax matters relating to fund formation and international real estate acquisitions and dispositions, with a particular focus on Europe.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr Davies worked as a Senior Manager in the Investment Management and Real Estate team at PricewaterhouseCoopers and specialized in the tax affairs of international real estate funds and investments.

Mr. Davies received a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Joe DeFalco

Joe DeFalco is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and leads the Business Strategy and Operations team.  Prior to that, Mr. DeFalco served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Special Situations Investing Group within Hedge Fund Solutions and was involved in performing operational due diligence and monitoring procedures on underlying hedge fund managers from a business/financial perspective.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. DeFalco was an Assurance Manager in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Alternative Investment Fund practice. Mr. DeFalco received a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also received a MS in Accounting from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ravi Desai

Ravi Desai is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Desai is involved in hedge fund manager evaluation, selection, and monitoring, as well as structured and corporate credit investments.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Desai was a Managing Director at Caprok Capital. Prior to Caprok, Mr. Desai was a Portfolio Manager at Tolis Advisors, and prior to that, a Vice President at Bear Stearns.

Mr. Desai received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.

Andrea Drasites

Andrea Drasites is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Ms. Drasites is involved in the asset management of US retail and gaming investments, including ShopCore and Edens, and retail projects inside of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and other Blackstone assets. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Drasites has been involved with several notable transactions including Brixmor IPO (formerly Centro), Edens, Excel Trust and RioCan.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Drasites worked at Equity One, Inc., a publicly traded shopping center REIT, where she was responsible for asset management as well as acquisitions and dispositions across the US. Prior to Equity One, Inc., Ms. Drasites worked for Woolbright Development, a shopping center owner and developer based in Boca Raton, Florida.

Ms. Drasites received a BA in International Business from Rollins College and an MBA from the University of Florida. Ms. Drasites is a member of the University of Florida’s Real Estate Advisory Board. She is an active member of ULI, International Council of Shopping Centers and is a Founding Member of the annual Rally Against Lupus fundraiser in New York and is actively involved in the Alliance for Lupus Research.

Jean-Christophe Dubois

Jean-Christophe Dubois is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in London. Mr. Dubois is involved with portfolio management, asset management and transaction activities across our continental European businesses. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Dubois was a Managing Director at Archon, Goldman Sachs’ European real estate and distressed loan management platform. Prior to this role, Mr. Dubois held multiple leadership positions at Archon, including Head of Italian Management Platform, Head of European Acquisition, Head of Loan Management and Asset Manager. Mr. Dubois received a degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale de Marseille and a Master in Finance from ESCP Europe.

Michael J Dupuis

Michael Dupuis is a Managing Director in the Private Wealth Management Group involved in raising capital for Blackstone’s private and public funds in the Pacific Northwest region. Prior to joining Blackstone in January 2012, Mr. Dupuis was a Senior Vice President in the Private Client Services Division of the Trust Company of the West responsible for business development and client service of endowment, foundation and family office clients. Before joining TCW in 2002 he was a Vice President of Roxbury Capital Management. Earlier he was the Director of Marketing for Munn, Bernhard and Associates. He began his investment career in 1985 with Smith, Barney, Harris, Upham in New York as a financial advisor and was a Vice President of Kidder, Peabody & Company in a similar capacity. Mr. Dupuis holds a BS from The Ohio University.

Oran Ebel

Oran Ebel is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Since joining GSO in 2013, Mr. Ebel has been involved in new business initiatives, fund structuring and related issues, investment transactions and a number of other legal and compliance matters. Prior to joining GSO, Mr. Ebel worked at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York as an associate in the Finance Group. Mr. Ebel received an A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University and a J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Prior to attending law school Mr. Ebel worked in real estate finance.

Michael Eglit

Michael Eglit is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies (“BREDS”) group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Eglit has been involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments across all asset types and geographies.

Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Eglit was with Wrightwood Capital where he underwrote and originated first mortgages, mezzanine loans and preferred equity.

Mr. Eglit received a BA from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Elliot Eisenberger

Mr. Elliot Eisenberger is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Since joining GSO in 2007, Elliot has been involved in tax planning and consulting for GSO Capital and its affiliated entities. His responsibilities include the implementation of efficient tax investment and entity structures as well as managing GSO's tax compliance and reporting obligations. Before joining GSO Capital Partners, Mr. Eisenberger was the Director of Tax at Amaranth Advisors LLC where his responsibilities included providing tax consulting with respect to investment transactions, fund structure and other general tax issues as well as ensuring that the fund was in compliance with all Federal, State and International tax filings. Prior to joining Amaranth in 2003, Mr. Eisenberger was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its capital markets tax group where he provided a wide range of tax services to a number of hedge fund clients. Mr. Eisenberger was also with Ernst & Young LLP, providing similar tax services to hedge fund clients. Mr. Eisenberger holds a BS in Accounting from Ramapo College of New Jersey and a Masters of Science in Taxation from Fordham University. Mr. Eisenberger is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of New York.

Pinda Eng

Pinda Eng is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Ms. Eng has been involved in accounting, financial reporting and investor reporting for the Blackstone Real Estate Partners (BREP) funds and investment entities. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Eng worked at UBS Investment Bank as a Director and Business Unit Controller in the Commercial Real Estate Trading Group. Prior to UBS, she worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as a Senior Associate in the Capital Markets Group. Prior to Credit Suisse First Boston, she was an auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Financial Services Group. Ms. Eng received a BS in Accounting from Hofstra University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mary Lynn Eubanks

Mary Lynn Eubanks is a Managing Director and Head of Institutional Client Solutions for Blackstone Infrastructure Partners.   She focuses on capital raising and limited partner relationships. Before joining Infrastructure, Ms. Eubanks spent fourteen years at GSO Capital, focused on fundraising and building client relationships. Prior to GSO, Ms. Eubanks was an investment banker at CSFB,  Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo, focusing on financing and M&A transactions in the Media and Telecom industry.   Ms. Eubanks received a BS in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Donatella Fanti

Donatella Fanti is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2014, Ms. Fanti has been involved in Blackstone's real estate asset management activities, with a focus on the group's Italian real estate portfolio of office, retail, and hospitality assets, and the asset management of a number of Blackstone’s residential investments across Europe, including Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Fanti was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, based in Milan, where she spent seven years focused on investments and asset management on behalf of Morgan Stanley's real estate investing team.

Ms. Fanti graduated summa cum laude from the Politecnico di Milano in 2006.

Andrew Fenet

Andrew Fenet is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in New York. Mr. Fenet focuses on capital raising efforts for Blackstone's Real Estate funds. Previously, he was focused on new investment opportunities in North America across several property types. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Fenet was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Investment Group where he was responsible for new investments across all property types for the opportunistic and core real estate funds. Mr. Fenet received a BS in Economics from Vanderbilt University where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management where he was awarded the Sears Scholarship.

Alessandro Fiascaris

Alessandro Fiascaris is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and is based in Singapore.

Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Mr. Fiascaris has been involved in a variety of real estate acquisitions in Europe and Asia/Pacific.

Mr. Fiascaris received a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford.

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick is a Managing Director and Global Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone Real Estate within the Technology and Innovations group. He is responsible for all aspects of technology across Blackstone Real Estate and our portfolio companies and also oversees the Blackstone Innovations investment program, which seeks to unlock value for our LPs and the firm by taking stakes in targeted, early stage, technology-based investment opportunities. 

Prior to his current role, Mr. Fitzpatrick oversaw various initiatives across the entire Technology and Innovations group. Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Fitzpatrick worked at Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor’s, for seven years where he was most recently the Head of Product. 

He received a BS in Finance from St. John’s University and currently serves on the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s Leadership Council.

Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher is a Managing Director in the Technology and Innovations group and Blackstone’s Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity across Blackstone as well as managing a small portfolio of investments in leading early-stage cybersecurity companies.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Fletcher was Blackstone’s Deputy CISO and helped lead an engaged community of cybersecurity professionals across Blackstone’s portfolio of companies. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Fletcher led the International Security organization for Equifax, coordinating a global security program across 14 countries, each with different business, regulatory, and privacy requirements.

Mr. Fletcher received a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He currently serves as an observer on the boards of Preempt, CyberGRX, and Pcysys, and has been a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) since 2011.

David Fox

David R. Fox is a Managing Director, having joined Strategic Partners in 2007. Mr. Fox sits on the Investment Committee for each of the Strategic Partners funds and is an advisory board member of multiple funds. In 2011, Mr. Fox relocated to Strategic Partners’ London office and returned to New York in 2014.

Prior to joining Strategic Partners, Mr. Fox attended Purdue University where he graduated with Distinction with a B.S. in Management and an M.B.A. in Finance.

Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman is a Managing Director and Deputy Head of Blackstone Public Affairs. She helps oversee Blackstone’s public relations function, serves as a media spokesperson for the firm, and advises senior leaders and business groups on communications issues.

Ms. Friedman has more than 15 years of experience across corporate, political, government and consulting work. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Friedman served as Senior Director for Corporate Reputation at General Electric, part of the communications leadership team working across GE businesses and regions. Before joining GE, Ms. Friedman held a variety of positions in the Obama Administration, including White House Deputy Press Secretary, Senior Strategic Communications Advisor for the National Economic Council, and senior communications roles at the Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Homeland Security. Previously, Ms. Friedman was Vice President and Director of Communications for Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where she oversaw communications activities for the firm, its clients, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She also managed campaign and media strategy for state and local legislative battles at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Violence Policy Center.

Ms. Friedman received her BA in political science, summa cum laude, from The George Washington University.

Christine Harrington Gallaudet

Christine Harrington joined GSO Capital Partners in November 2019 as a Managing Director of the Private Origination investment team.

Prior to GSO, Ms. Harrington worked at Apollo Global Management as a Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Direct Origination’s investment team.  She was actively involved in sourcing credit opportunities for the Apollo platform, as well as underwriting investments.  She was also the portfolio manager for several Apollo middle market credit funds. Prior to joining Apollo in 2007, Ms. Harrington worked in Leveraged Finance Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch.  Prior to Merrill Lynch, Ms. Harrington worked in Leveraged Finance at CIBC World Markets.

Ms. Harrington graduated from Fairfield University.

Amy Garges

Amy Garges is a Managing Director in the Legal and Compliance Department.

Ms. Garges leads the Risks Controls Testing Team for Blackstone. The Risks and Controls Testing program performs a central oversight control function designed to test the effectiveness of Blackstone’s compliance control framework across the firm. Previously, she was in the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where she managed internal compliance review matters.

Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Garges worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as an Audit Manager in the Banking Capital Markets practice where she supervised audit teams, maintained client relationships, and provided accounting advisory services to financial institutional clients. Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, she worked at Franklin Templeton Investments as a Tax Audit Supervisor where she managed multiple tax audits and assisted with tax planning projects.

Ms. Garges received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nicholas Gaspari

Nicholas Gaspari is a Managing Director with Harvest Fund Advisors, Blackstone’s Publicly Traded MLP and Yield-Oriented Investment Platform. Since joining Harvest in 2007, Mr. Gaspari has served as a member of Harvest’s investment committee and has been involved in evaluating energy infrastructure investment opportunities.

Before joining Harvest, Mr. Gaspari worked in the New York office of J.P. Morgan as an analyst in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities Group, focusing on a wide variety of asset classes.

Mr. Gaspari received a BA in History from Boston College.

Barry Gertz

Barry Gertz is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Life Sciences group, having joined Blackstone as part of its acquisition of Clarus in December of 2018.

Dr. Gertz joined Clarus in October 2014 from Merck (NYSE: MRK) where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development, overseeing all aspects of Merck's clinical research. He brings 28 years of experience in drug development, from exploratory clinical pharmacology to global phase 3 trials. While at Merck, Dr. Gertz was instrumental in the development and approval of more than 25 new drugs and vaccines, including the blockbuster products Fosamax and Januvia as well as the initial indication for Keytruda. Dr. Gertz has co-authored over a hundred scientific publications appearing in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Gertz currently is a member of the Advisory Boards of Abide Therapeutics, EMD Serono, the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gertz received an MD, PhD and BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

David Goldberg

David Goldberg is a Managing Director with Blackstone in the Global Fund Finance group where he oversees the accounting, financial reporting and fund administration for Blackstone’s credit, liquid and insurance funds.

Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Goldberg was an AVP at Lehman Brothers in the Real Estate Private Equity Group overseeing two real estate mezzanine funds. Prior to that Mr. Goldberg worked as a manager in the joint venture group at New Plan Excel Realty Trust. Mr. Goldberg began his career in the financial services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Goldberg received a BA from Queens College, City University of New York, where he graduated with Cum Laude, with a major in Accounting and Information Systems and a minor in Economics. He is a license Certified Public Accountant.

Leanne Gonzalez

Leanne Gonzalez is a Managing Director with GSO working in the Mezzanine Group. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Gonzalez worked for several Investment banks as an independent financial consultant specializing in system implementation and conversion projects as well as creating Operational workflows. Prior to consulting Ms. Gonzalez worked for Bank of America for 6 years as a senior manager. Ms. Gonzalez ran the International Fixed Income Operations Group where she was responsible for middle and back office operations in Boston, Latin America, Asia and London. Ms. Gonzalez implemented best practices across all BoA foreign branches for Fixed Income Operations and received an excellence award for outstanding performance. Prior to joining Bank of America Ms. Gonzalez worked for Credit Suisse on their mortgage backed trading desk in Boston as a trading assistant. Prior to working for Credit Suisse Ms. Gonzalez worked for Morgan Stanley as a series 7&63 registered brokers assistant in the Private Client Services department. Ms. Gonzalez received a BA from the University of Rhode Island.

Chris (LA) Graham

Chris Graham is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group based in Los Angeles and oversees West Coast acquisitions. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Graham worked at J.P. Morgan as a Managing Director and served as the West Coast real estate acquisitions team leader. Previously, he was a manager for the Archon Group where he was involved with commercial investment opportunities and dispositions in the western region. Mr. Graham received a BS from the University of Southern California.

Alan Greenbaum

Alan Greenbaum is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and the Chief Operating Officer of the Special Situations Investing Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Greenbaum was Chief Operating Officer at Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, LLC.  Prior to Schonfeld, he was Managing Director of Operations & Treasury at Visium Asset Management and Operations Manager at Touradji Capital.  Mr. Greenbaum began his career at Merrill Lynch. 

Mr. Greenbaum received a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Jason Gregory

Jason Gregory is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Gregory has been involved in the legal structuring and negotiation of the group’s customized multi-manager portfolios and direct trading platforms and investment opportunities.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Gregory was an Associate at White & Case LLP where he focused on the formation of private investment funds and the negotiation of investments for institutional clients in private investment funds.

Mr. Gregory received a JD from the Fordham University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Yan Gu

Yan Gu is a Managing Director of the Hedge Funds Solutions Group. As the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s head quant, Yan is responsible for and involved with many aspects of quantitative analysis and initiatives, including portfolio construction, new product development, team management and helping build quant culture at BAAM. Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Yan was head of quant research and member of the management committee of Stone Ridge Asset Management. Prior to joining Stone Ridge, Yan was head of research of quant equity at Magnetar Capital. Yan also worked as a quant researcher at Citadel and Lehman Brothers. Yan received a PhD in theoretical physics from UPenn, a MS from Stanford and BS from Fudan University in China.

Siddhartha Gupta

Siddhartha Gupta is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in Mumbai. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Gupta has been involved in sourcing and analyzing real estate investments in India. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Gupta was Vice President in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Real Estate Private Equity group. Mr. Gupta holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and is also a Chartered Accountant (India).

Florian Hager

Florian Hager is a Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners based in London. He focuses on public and private investment opportunities with a specific emphasis on special situations. Before joining GSO Capital Partners, Mr. Hager worked in Blackstone’s Restructuring & Reorganization Group where he advised debtors and creditors on in-court and out-of-court restructurings.

Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Hager worked at Lehman Brothers / Nomura in London, where he advised companies across the Industrial and Technology sectors on a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and initial public offerings.

Mr. Hager graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and holds an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He currently serves as a director of ADVANZ PHARMA.

Ilan Halal

Ilan Halal is a Managing Director and co-leads the Global Fund Finance group where he oversees the accounting, financial reporting and fund administration for Blackstone’s drawdown products including Private Equity, Tactical Opportunities, Strategic Partners, Strategic Capital Holdings and Total Alternatives Solutions Funds.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Halal was the Private Equity Controller at Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC a Greenwich, CT based alternative asset management firm. At Black Diamond, Mr. Halal was primarily involved in fund management, administration and financial reporting for its private equity funds as well as financial reporting for the management company. Prior to that, Mr. Halal held various positions at JP Morgan Partners within the respective finance and accounting teams. Mr. Halal began his career at Ernst & Young LLP serving as a Senior Associate in the audit practice.

Mr. Halal received a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Justin Hall

Justin Hall is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Since joining GSO Capital in 2007, Mr. Hall has been involved in analyzing, evaluating, and executing private investments across various industries. Before joining GSO Capital, Mr. Hall worked as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Hall graduated cum laude with a BA in Information Science from Cornell University.

Monty Hall

Monty Hall is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Mr. Hall is involved in the design and development of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group's proprietary software systems, which support all aspects of the group’s operations.

Before joining Blackstone in 2018, Mr. Hall served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Hutchin Hill Capital, overseeing all aspects of the technology platform for the multi-strategy fund manager. Prior to joining Hutchin Hill, he worked as the Director of Technology for Capstone Investment Advisors, leading a team responsible for network, server & storage architecture, database management, application development and support, cybersecurity and vendor management. Prior to Capstone, he worked at Goldman Sachs managing Internet Operations and Security as well as managing projects for their Investment Banking Division.

Mr. Hall graduated with a BA in Finance from Franklin and Marshall College.

Andrew Hamada

Andrew K. Hamada is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions group based in Japan. He is the Head of BAAM Japan Business Strategy.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Hamada was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he was a product specialist and oversaw the Alternative Investment Group’s investment products and lead the manager due diligence process. Mr. Hamada was also responsible for relationships with financial institutions, large pension plans, and pension consultants. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Hamada worked at Legg Mason’s Quantitative Analysis Group as a research consultant and was a research assistant at the Biostatistics Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.

Mr. Hamada graduated from Johns Hopkins University where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences/pre-medicine.

Shehreyar Hameed

Shehreyar Hameed is a Managing Director in the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s Institutional Client Solutions team based in London. He is involved with institutional client coverage and managing the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s sovereign and institutional client relationships in the Middle East.

Before joining Blackstone in 2018, Mr. Hameed was Managing Director in J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Sovereign Group covering institutions in the Middle East. Prior to this he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International’s Fixed Income Currency & Commodities Division focused on alternatives fundraising from clients in the Middle East. Mr. Hameed started his career at ABN AMRO Bank in Asia where he worked in various departments including structured finance, syndications and asset securitization.

Mr. Hameed received a BA in Economics from Bard College and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

James Hannigan

James Hannigan is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Mr. Hannigan is actively involved in the legal structuring of the group’s multi-manager portfolios, with a particular focus on investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Hannigan was an Associate Vice President at FRM, a fund of hedge funds. Prior to that, Mr. Hannigan was an Associate in the Asset Management Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he focused on the formation and operation of hedge funds and registered investment companies.

Mr. Hannigan received a BA in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Damien Hart

Damien Hart is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure group.

Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Hart has been involved in the Finance Re-engineering team, working on systems implementations, notably Investran, and workflow improvements across the firm's Finance departments. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Hart worked at Merrill Lynch for 8 years as a Vice President in Support Finance, Corporate Planning, and Finance Re-engineering.

Ron Hartman

Ron Hartman is a Managing Director in the Technology and Innovations group and leads our Technology team’s global Program Management Office.

Before joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Hartman worked at Credit Suisse where he held a variety of finance and operational roles over the course of eleven years, and most recently, he was the Director of Expense Management for Investment Banking Technology. Prior to Credit Suisse, he held finance, planning and consulting positions with Think New Ideas, McGraw Hill and The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

Mr. Hartman received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, with honors, from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School.

Adam Hermida

Adam Hermida is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. As a member of GSO's Private Origination Group, Mr. Hermida is principally involved in originating, analyzing, executing and monitoring debt and equity investments across a diverse range of industries.

Before joining GSO in 2010, Mr. Hermida worked as an analyst at Moelis & Company and also as part of the Recapitalization and Restructuring Group at Jefferies & Company.

Mr. Hermida received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Melvin Hibberd

Melvin Hibberd is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where he focuses on the Strategic Capital Holdings initiative, the business that acquires minority GP stakes.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, he was an Associate in the North American Private Equity Group of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. where he focused on investments in the Financial and Energy sectors. Prior to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., he worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co., where he focused on providing strategic advisory services to a range of clients. Mr. Hibberd started his career at Hoegh Capital Partners, an alternative asset management business where he focused on both direct and fund investing across multiple asset classes.

Mr. Hibberd holds an MA, BSci and MEng from Cambridge University and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and a John L. Loeb Fellow.

Matthew Higbee

Matthew Higbee is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and a member of the Hedge Fund Solutions Special Situations Investing Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Higbee worked in the Special Situations group of KKR. Prior to KKR, Mr. Higbee worked at Arrowgrass Capital Partners and CarVal Investors, and started his career on the Distressed Debt Trading desk at Merrill Lynch in London.

Mr. Higbee received a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bristol and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Daigo Hirai

Daigo Hirai is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in Tokyo. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Hirai has been involved in evaluating real estate investments and asset management of the MB Asia Real Estate Fund Japan portfolio. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Hirai was a Vice President in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Real Estate Private Equity group based in Tokyo. Prior to that, he worked for Goldman Sachs Realty in asset management across asset classes, including office, residential, retail, hotel and golf courses. Mr. Hirai was also involved in the IPO project of Accordia Golf (TSE: 2131) and various corporate workouts. Mr. Hirai received a BA in Economics of Business Administration from Keio University and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University as a scholarship student of The Rotary Foundation.

Bill Hobbs

William Hobbs is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners and is focused on sourcing, analyzing, executing and monitoring private investments across a diverse range of industries.

Before joining GSO, Mr. Hobbs was a Director at Blackstone Securities Partners where he was responsible for advising a broad range of clients on M&A transactions and related matters. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Hobbs was a Senior Associate at Arcapita and focused on private equity investments across a variety of industries, with responsibilities that involved the acquisition, divestiture and active management of portfolio companies. Prior to joining Arcapita, Mr. Hobbs was a Senior Analyst at Dubin Clark & Co., a middle market private equity firm. Previously, he was a Summer Associate at Plainfield Asset Management and a Financial Analyst at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin.

Mr. Hobbs holds a BBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hobbs is also a CFA Charterholder.

Kathleen Hogan

Kathleen Hogan is a Managing Director and Chief Internal Auditor at Blackstone. In this role, she reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, leading the firm’s global internal audit practice. Prior to this role, Ms. Hogan was the Head of Operations in the Hedge Fund Solutions group, providing management oversight for the middle office, fund accounting, regulatory reporting and financial reporting functions, including technology, vendor management and process re-engineering initiatives.

Before joining Blackstone in 1999, Ms. Hogan worked as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP, specializing in the financial services industry.

Ms. Hogan graduated from Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Haide Hong

Haide Hong is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Hong has been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Clarion Events, Intertrust, Merlin/LEGOLAND and Scout24. He serves as director of Clarion Events. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Hong was a Vice President at Providence Equity, where he was involved with the analysis and execution of private equity investments in the telecom, media, technology and education sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Hong was an Associate at Lehman Brothers, where he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions division. Mr. Hong received a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Alex Howell

Alex Howell is a Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners based in London. He evaluates corporate credit investments in loans, bonds and CDS across a variety of industries. He focuses on distressed and special situations including restructurings. Before joining GSO Capital Partners in 2012, Mr. Howell was an Executive Director in high yield and distressed credit at Nomura. Prior to Nomura, he was an Associate at Lehman Brothers, where he began his career in mergers and acquisitions before moving into the fixed income division as a desk analyst assessing investments on the credit trading desk. Mr. Howell holds a BSc in Economics from University College London and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Tabea Hsi

Tabea Hsi is a Managing Director in the Chief Legal Office.

Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Ms. Hsi practiced securities law at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Prior to that, she worked in higher education and in the non-profit sector in Germany.

Ms. Hsi received a BA in English from the University of Virginia, an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review.

Hilary Hung

Hilary Hung is a Managing Director in the Institutional Client Solutions Group.  She is based in Hong Kong. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Hung has been involved in raising capital for Blackstone's private investment funds. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Ms. Hung worked at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong in the Investment Banking Division. Ms. Hung received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ek Indharameesup

Ek Indharameesup is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Since joining GSO Capital in 2006, Mr. Indharameesup has been involved in the design, development, and support for all internal applications used by the management, operations, risk, legal, and accounting teams. Before joining GSO, Mr. Indharameesup was a Vice President in the Information Technology Group at Credit Suisse responsible for various development projects for the Alternative Capital Division and the Product Control group. Prior to that, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in Zurich as a development project manager for the Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy group. Before moving to Europe, Mr. Indharameesup was a senior developer responsible for the implementation of several management and regulatory reporting systems at CSFB in New York. Mr. Indharameesup received a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MA in Economics from New York University.

Ryan Ingle

Ryan Ingle is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Ingle has been involved in analyzing and managing real estate investments across several property sectors. Mr. Ingle currently leads asset management for Blackstone’s U.S. industrial portfolio which spans more than 400 million square feet. Mr. Ingle has been involved in other notable investments including BioMed, IndCor, Motel 6, La Quinta and Extended Stay.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Ingle worked in Citi's real estate investment banking group.

Mr. Ingle received a BS in Finance and a BA in Spanish from the University of Kansas where he graduated with highest distinction and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Jeffrey Iverson

Jeffrey Iverson is a Managing Director in the Legal and Compliance Department and is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Blackstone’s Insurance Solutions and Private Wealth Solutions businesses. His previous positions at Blackstone include General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Blackstone’s Treasury Solutions business and the Chief Compliance Officer for Blackstone’s Strategic Partners business.

Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Iverson was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Pulse Capital Partners in New York and before that he held the same role with RiverRock European Capital Partners in London. From 2003 to 2009, he was an Executive Director at Lehman Brothers and later Nomura Securities in London. Mr. Iverson began his career as an associate in the London office of Weil Gotshal and Manges and before that in the Palo Alto office of Cooley Godward.

Mr. Iverson received a BA magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of California at Davis. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Harlem Grown.

Sarita Jairath

Sarita Jairath is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Institutional Client Solutions Group. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2019, Ms. Jairath worked at Seix Investment Advisors, where she was a Managing Director and Senior Product Specialist, coordinating investor relations and marketing activities for the firm’s Leveraged Finance platform. Before joining Seix, Ms. Jairath was an Executive Director at JPMorgan, overseeing Credit Manager Research within Asset Management Solutions. Prior to JPMorgan, Ms. Jairath worked at Goldman Sachs as a Fixed Income Sales Trader within the Capital Markets group of the Investment Management Division. Ms. Jairath received a BBA in Finance and Marketing from Emory University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Natacha Jamar

Natacha Jamar is a Managing Director in the Corporate Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone, Ms. Jamar has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in ICS, Pulse, Versace, ISD, Armacell, Merlin and BME. Ms. Jamar serves on the Board of Directors of BME.

Before joining Blackstone's London office in 2009, Ms. Jamar was a Summer Analyst in the New York office. Ms. Jamar graduated cum laude from Princeton with an A.B. in Economics, and Certificates in Spanish and Finance.

PJ Jannuzzi

PJ Jannuzzi is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. He is focused on Asset Management within the Business Services portfolio.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Jannuzzi worked at Bain & Company in their New York office. His experience spanned business transformations, corporate strategy, product strategy, G&A functional excellence and automation across multiple industries. Before joining Bain & Company he worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and corporate strategy at Tishman Speyer.

Mr. Jannuzzi received a BS from Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Gadi Jay

Gadi Jay is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and responsible for European Real Estate Capital Markets, based in London. Since joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Jay has been involved in the financing of all European real estate investments including asset, stock and portfolio-level financings. He is also involved in obtaining fund-level leverage utilized by Blackstone’s European real estate investment vehicles. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Jay spent 3 years at HSBC Global Banking & Markets where he was a Vice President based in London, focusing on financing and debt advisory mandates across Europe. Prior to that Mr. Jay spent 2 years at HSBC Private Bank in New York and London. Mr. Jay graduated from City University with an LLB (Honors) in Law and Property Valuation

Adam Jenkins

Adam Jenkins is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Mr. Jenkins joined Blackstone in 2013 and focuses on private equity investments in the energy sector. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Jenkins has been involved with Blackstone’s investments in Beacon Offshore Energy, Brix Oil & Gas, Falcon Minerals (the successor company to Royal Resources), LLOG Bluewater, Royal Resources, Siccar Point Energy, and Vine Oil & Gas.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Jenkins was an Associate at WL Ross & Co. He began his career as an Analyst at Lazard Ltd.

Mr. Jenkins received a BA in Philosophy from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Jenkins serves on the boards of Beacon Offshore Energy, Brix Oil & Gas, Falcon Minerals, LLOG Bluewater, and Vine Oil & Gas. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Graham Jones

Mr. Jones is a Managing Director, U.S. credit research analyst, focused on structured credit investments, and a member of GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies Capital Formation team.  Mr. Jones is responsible for the origination of U.S. CLOs with a focus on CLO structuring, and is involved with structured credit investments, both making investment recommendations and monitoring current positions. He also sits on the CLO Origination Committee.

Prior to joining GSO in 2014, Mr. Jones worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for the structuring and marketing of U.S. CLO transactions.  Mr. Jones was at various times responsible for structuring and origination of reREMICs and other securitized products.  Mr. Jones began his career in management consulting.

Mr. Jones received a B.A. from Cambridge University and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating as Palmer Scholar.

Patrick Kassen

Patrick Kassen is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and Real Estate CCO focused on legal and compliance matters.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kassen served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the private equity firm Equity International, where he managed the compliance program and handled fund formations and governance, acquisitions and dispositions of investments and tax structuring. Previously he was an associate focused on corporate and real estate transactions at the law firms Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago.

Mr. Kassen received an AB magna cum laude from Princeton University and a JD cum laude from Harvard University. He also received a MBA in the evening program at Northwestern University. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Peru.

Gemma Kataky

Gemma Kataky is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and is based in London.

Since joining Blackstone in 2015, Ms. Kataky has been involved in Blackstone's real estate asset management activities, with a particular focus on UK and Nordic investments. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Kataky was an Associate Director at The Carlyle Group, where she spent 7 years focused on investment opportunities and asset management across Europe.

Ms. Kataky received a BA in Economics from Durham University in 2005, where she graduated with First Class Honors.

Matt Katz

Matt Katz is a Managing Director and the Head of Data Science for Blackstone. In this capacity, he leads Blackstone’s team of data scientists and collaborates with Blackstone’s business units to leverage advanced data analytics and statistical modeling. His team is also an important resource for Blackstone deal teams during the investment process and for portfolio company management teams focused on operational improvements. He is additionally on the Blackstone Charitable Foundation Leadership Council.

Before joining Blackstone in 2015, he was a Vice President at Point72 Asset Management where he helped to build and run their big data business. Mr. Katz began his career at Credit Suisse.

Mr. Katz graduated with honors from Princeton University with a BA in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Environmental Studies.

Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz is a Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities group, focused on driving fund marketing initiatives as well as investor relations. Prior to joining, Mr. Katz was a Director in the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse Securities where he was focused on project management. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Katz was an Associate covering Healthcare at BMO Capital Markets and the Northeast Finance Director for the Democratic National Committee. Mr. Katz received a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian Kaufman

Brian Kaufman is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and currently leads asset management for Blackstone’s U.S. hospitality portfolio. Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Kaufman was the Managing Partner of The Kaufman Companies, a privately held hospitality asset management, development and investment group in the U.S. and Europe. He previously worked at Highgate Capital Investment as a Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, and at Goldman Sachs & Co in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area and Investment Banking Division. Mr. Kaufman began his career in the Global Real Estate Group at Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Kaufman received a BS from Cornell University.

Katie Keenan

Katie Keenan is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Debt Strategies group at Blackstone and President of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT). As President of BXMT,  Ms. Keenan focuses on the REIT’s investments, operations and strategy. Ms. Keenan also originates loans and other investments for BXMT as well as for other investment vehicles managed by Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Ms. Keenan was a Vice President at G2 Investment Group, focusing on real estate and private equity investment activities. Prior to that, she worked at Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds and in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers.

Ms. Keenan graduated cum laude with an A.B. in History from Harvard College. She sits on the Advisory Board of NYPEN Real Estate and is a member of WX.

Christian Keiber

Christian Keiber is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group and is based in Singapore.

Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Keiber was most recently a Senior Associate at Credit Suisse, where he worked in the Mergers & Acquisition group in Singapore focusing on Southeast Asia. Mr. Keiber has been involved in several transactions for the firm across the wider Asia Pacific region, including the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Orica Chemicals (IXOM), DCI Holdings, and ASI. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ixom.

Mr. Keiber received a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Ingolstadt School of Management. He also received an M.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Jeff Kelly

Jeff Kelly is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group, where he is focused on Asset Management for Blackstone Energy Partners (BEP).

Prior to  joining Blackstone, Mr. Kelly worked at Anadarko Petroleum where he served as the Ghana Asset Manager/VP Anadarko WCTP Company, as well as other E&P and Midstream leadership roles.  Before joining Anadarko Petroleum, Mr. Kelly worked with Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Exterran, Accenture, and Schlumberger.

Mr. Kelly received a BS in Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Brian Kim

Brian Kim is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Blackstone. Mr. Kim is currently the Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Kim has played a key role in a number of Blackstone’s investments including the take private and subsequent sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, the acquisition of Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town and the creation of BRE Select Hotels Corp., Blackstone’s select service hotel platform.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Kim worked at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Max Capital Management Corp. and Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Kim has served as a board member, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Managing Director of BRE Select Hotels Corp since May 2013 and as a board member of CorePoint Lodging Inc. (NYSE: CPLG), a portfolio company of a Blackstone fund, since November 2015.

Mr. Kim received an AB in Biology from Harvard College where he graduated with honors.

Joshua Krapf

Joshua Krapf is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Mr. Krapf is involved in risk exposure tracking, aggregation, and analytics. He is also involved in process engineering aspects of new and existing products.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Krapf worked as a Research Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Thomson Reuters where he valued and analyzed deals. Prior to that, Mr. Krapf worked as a Portfolio Analyst for The Bailey Group (currently part of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney) focusing on portfolio construction and risk analysis.

Mr. Krapf received a BA in Economics and an MA in Applied Economics from The University at Buffalo.

Peter Krause

Peter Krause is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and is based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Krause has been involved in analyzing real estate investment opportunities across various property types in Europe. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Krause worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was an Analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking group. Mr. Krause received an A.B in Economics from Harvard College and a J.D from Harvard Law School where he was twice named a Dean’s Scholar.

Valerie Kritsberg

Valerie Kritsberg is a Managing Director and leads GSO’s capital markets origination efforts across leveraged bank debt, high yield securities, alternative investments and middle market investment opportunities.

Since joining GSO, Mrs. Kritsberg has focused on GSO’s public and private market investments including distressed and special situation investments across multiple industries. Most recently, Mrs. Kritsberg was focused on public and private energy investments across GSO’s energy platform and sat on the investment committee for certain GSO energy focused funds. Prior to joining GSO in 2005, Mrs. Kritsberg worked in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Global Energy Investment Banking Group where she worked on equity, leveraged finance and M&A transactions for a number of corporate and private equity clients.

Mrs. Kritsberg received a BS from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumar is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and the Head of Trading of the Special Situations Investing Group.

Before joining Blackstone in 2018, Mr. Kumar was the Head Trader at Valinor Management. Prior to Valinor Management, he worked at Magnetar Capital where he was the Global Head of Execution.

Mr. Kumar received a BA in International Politics from The Pennsylvania State University, and a JD and MBA from Temple University.

Lukas Lambach

Lukas Lambach is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and is based in Hong Kong.

Mr. Lambach is currently responsible for BPP Asia, Blackstone’s open ended Core+ real estate fund in Asia Pacific. Prior to his current role Mr. Lambach was involved in real estate acquisitions in various property sectors in Europe and Asia Pacific. Mr. Lambach joined Blackstone in 2010 and has previously worked in Blackstone’s London and Sydney offices.

Mr. Lambach graduated with first-class honours from Warwick University in the UK, where he received a BSc in Economics and Politics and was a member of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

Doney Largey

Doney Largey is Blackstone’s Managing Director and Head of Transformation. Mr. Largey focuses on collaborating with our teams to identify opportunities and drive efforts to optimize the effectiveness and the efficiency of our functional processes. Initially, Mr. Largey’s primary areas of focus include our outsourcing strategies, relationships with our various third party providers and partnering with the Blackstone Insurance Services team on our operational capabilities for our insurance solutions.

Mr. Largey has significant senior experience in leading operational transformation initiatives following a successful career in a number of leadership roles, most recently at AIG where he was the Chief Operating Officer for Finance and the Chief Finance Transformation Officer. Prior to AIG, Mr. Largey was Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Reengineering, at ACE Group and Executive Vice President, Finance and Accounting Center of Excellence at EXL Services.

Mr. Largey received a BS in Accounting from Wake Forest University.

Alex Lau

Alex Lau is a Managing Director at Blackstone and he oversees the Asian tax affairs for Blackstone’s Real Estate Group. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Lau worked at KPMG Hong Kong as a tax director and was responsible for advising various funds and real estate clients in Asia. Mr. Lau received a Masters of Taxation Studies from University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Lau is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Richard Law

Richard Law is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group based in Hong Kong.

Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Law has worked in both the Sydney and New York office, where he was involved in acquisitions, asset management and dispositions initiatives in Asia and in the US.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Law worked in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Principal Investment Group analyzing investments in Greater China. Prior to that, Mr. Law worked at Google and CIBC World Markets in San Francisco.

Mr. Law received a MS from Stanford University and a BSE, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

Daniel Lee

Daniel H. Lee, a Managing Director in the Chief Legal Office, is the firm’s Deputy General Counsel, Transactions and General Counsel of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (BTO), Blackstone Growth (BXG) and Blackstone Life Sciences (BXLS). 

Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Lee worked at Goldman Sachs as an Associate General Counsel for the Merchant Banking Division, Special Situations Group and Firmwide Strategy Group in New York as well serving as general counsel for the Korea business in Seoul. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Lee worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in the Mergers and Acquisitions group in New York.

Mr. Lee received a BA from Cornell University and JD from Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Scott Leister

Scott Leister is Managing Director, Global Head of Facilities and Real Estate for Global Corporate Services. He oversees facilities, corporate real estate, design and construction, and critical systems.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Leister worked at KCG Holdings, Inc. as the Global Head of Real Estate, Facilities and Administration where he managed a comprehensive global services team across multiple functions. Prior to KCG Holdings, Inc., Mr. Leister had consulting experience in the areas of land development and civil engineering, as well as general construction.

Mr. Leister has a BS in Civil/Construction Engineering from Temple University and an MS in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.

Angus Lennox

Angus Lennox is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group. Mr. Lennox handles legal matters for Blackstone’s European real estate business.

Since joining Blackstone in 2016, Mr. Lennox has been involved in multiple real estate transactions including real estate and corporate acquisitions and disposals, financings and restructurings. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Lennox worked as a Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.

Mr. Lennox received an LLB (Law) (Honours) from Durham University.

Verena Letzerich

Verena Letzerich is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners based in London.  Ms. Letzerich handles marketing and investor relations for European investors.

Before joining GSO Capital in 2012, Ms. Letzerich spent six years in Credit and Structured Credit Sales at J.P. Morgan where she focused primarily on raising capital for managed structured corporate credit, hedge funds and private equity funds from European institutional investors.

Ms. Letzerich received a Bachelor of Science in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Erynne Lim

Erynne Lim is a Managing Director in the Legal & Compliance Department and Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific.

Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Lim was a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy LLP advising on M&A, capital markets and corporate transactions for ten years. Ms. Lim began her career in London and has worked in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Basel and Ho Chi Minh City.

Ms. Lim received a first class BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from Trinity College, Oxford University. She graduated in law from the College of Law, London and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Gary Lin

Gary Lin is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group focused on Institutional Client Solutions. Initially joining Blackstone in Singapore in 2013, Mr. Lin has been involved with building the Private Wealth Solutions business across the Asia region.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Lin was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Lin worked in New York at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Lin received a BA in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Susannah Lindenfield

Susannah Lindenfield is the firm's General Counsel for Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms Lindenfield served as counsel to KBC Financial Products covering the Asian fund of funds, the hedge fund derivatives and convertible bonds businesses. Ms Lindenfield began her legal career as a lawyer at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton where she worked for seven years advising on a variety of leveraged finance, restructuring and cross-border M&A transactions.

Ms Lindenfield received an LLB in English and French Law from King’s College London, a maîtrise en droit privé from the Université de Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne and an LLM in comparative law from McGill University in Montreal. She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an attorney in New York State. Ms Lindenfield is proficient in French and Spanish.

Ronald Lintag

Ronald Lintag is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Lintag has been involved in the design and development of the group's proprietary software systems, which support all aspects of the group's operations.

Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Lintag worked as a senior user experience developer at Bloomberg LP in New York where he was responsible for prototyping the next generation of the Bloomberg Professional Service. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he worked as a consultant at Lab49, Inc. establishing its user experience practice while building trading systems and data visualization tools for some of the world's largest financial institutions. Prior to Lab49 Inc., Mr. Lintag worked as a software design engineer at Microsoft working on products such as Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Business Portal.

Mr. Lintag received a BS in Computer and Information Science from Far Eastern University Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines.

Song Liu

Song Liu is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners. Since joining GSO Capital, Mr. Liu has been involved with Application Development and IT Support for the GSO hedge fund platform. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Liu was a senior manager at Sungard Consulting Service and was involved in the design and implementation of trading and risk management systems for investment banks. Prior to that, Mr. Liu worked as an Assistant Vice President at the Alternative Capital Division of Credit Suisse Group. Mr. Liu started his career at Software House International, a software reseller/integrator. Mr. Liu received a BS of Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University.

James Lock

James Lock is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and is based in London. Mr. Lock oversees Blackstone’s real estate investments in the U.K. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Lock has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments in the office and retail sectors including Chiswick Park, Broadgate, Devonshire Square and Stratford City, and Blackpool Shopping Centers. Mr. Lock has also led the acquisition of Blackstone’s U.K. industrial portfolio, totaling c. $1.1bn TEV. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Lock was Head of Capital Markets at Ballymore Group, a pan-European property company, and a Senior Director at CB Richard Ellis. Mr. Lock received honors in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University.

Colleen Longobardi

Ms. Longobardi is a Managing Director and Co-Manager of U.S. Credit Research for GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit. She is also a senior U.S. credit research analyst involved with the ongoing analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary fixed income investments. Ms. Longobardi sits on LCS’s U.S. Syndicated Credit Investment Committee.

Ms. Longobardi joined GSO from RBC in 2005. At RBC, Ms. Longobardi was a Vice President in the Debt Investments group with similar responsibilities.  Previously, Ms. Longobardi worked at American Capital Access Corp., where she was Vice President in its asset management group.  Ms. Longobardi began her career in GE Capital’s Financial Management Program.  Upon graduation, she held various Analyst positions in the Retail Finance, Commercial Lending and Corporate Finance divisions as well as an Associate position in the Asset Securitization Group, where she was actively involved in the structuring, execution and management of related transactions.

Ms. Longobardi received a B.S. in Finance from Siena College, Magna Cum Laude and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Lisa Lyttle

Lisa Lyttle is a Managing Director of Government Affairs. She works on political and legislative issues for the firm and its portfolio companies, as well as manages a team of political risk consultants. In her role at Blackstone, Ms. Lyttle is involved in implementing legislative strategy and overseeing projects that relate to the U.S. Congress or the Administration.

Ms. Lyttle has extensive political and legislative expertise, with more than 15 years of experience in the private sector, as well as in politics and government. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Lyttle spent seven years as a government relations consultant advising clients, including Blackstone, on policy matters. Prior to her work in the private sector, she worked in politics, most recently as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a U.S. Senate campaign, and in government. Ms. Lyttle has held a number of positions in the federal government, including Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Marine Corps and several roles working on staff for a U.S. Senator.

Ms. Lyttle received a BA from The University of Saint Thomas.

Laurent Machenaud

Laurent Machenaud is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group based in London.

Since joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Machenaud has been involved with asset management and transaction activities in Continental Europe on a variety of real estate classes including office, retail, logistics, hospitality, and clinics.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Machenaud was at Archon, Goldman Sachs’ European real estate management platform, where he spent 7 years focused on equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe.

Mr. Machenaud received a Masters in Management from Bordeaux Business School.

Qahir Madhany

Qahir Madhany is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and is based in New York.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Madhany spent over 7 years at Westbrook Partners where he worked on a variety of real estate transactions across the United States. Mr. Madhany began his career as an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Madhany received a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and a BS in Economics from Duke University.

Lyla Maduri

Lyla Bibi is a Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets at Blackstone and is based in New York.


Lyla joined Blackstone in May of 2020.  Prior to joining Blackstone, she served as a Managing Director and the Head of U.S. Healthcare Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs where she advised a number of companies and founders around public and private equity financings including IPOs, secondary sales, PIPEs, share repurchases and convertible debt.


Lyla received a BA in Political Science from Colgate University, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Matt Manewal

Matt Manewal is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Mr. Manewal is involved in the legal structuring of the group’s multi-manager portfolios as well as due diligence on and negotiation of hedge fund manager relationships.

Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Manewal served as the Associate General Counsel of FNY Capital Management LP and Clarium Capital Management LLC, each a New York-based hedge fund manager. Prior to that, Mr. Manewal was an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he worked primarily on mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Manewal received a JD from UCLA School of Law and a BA from Yale University.

Andreas Mang

Andreas Mang is a Managing Director in Portfolio Operations and the Chief Operating Officer of Equity Healthcare where he is involved in managing medical benefits spend across the Blackstone portfolio. Mr. Mang brings twenty years of healthcare experience to Equity Healthcare, having held various roles in healthcare finance, operations, and strategy.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Mang was the Vice-President responsible for national provider network operations at CareCentrix, a PE-backed, leading home health benefit-management company. At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, he held a variety of roles including a leadership role identifying and implementing administrative cost savings opportunities throughout the organization, and ultimately designing a new corporate business model. In addition, he held roles as the Manager, Strategic Financial Planning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and was a Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations group in Boston.

Mr. Mang has a BS in Healthcare Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business Administration.

Rita Mangalick

Rita Mangalick is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group, focused on its Advisory Business. Prior to her current role, Ms. Mangalick performed operational due diligence for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2013, Ms. Mangalick was a Director at UBS Asset Management for seven years. Prior to that, she was with Navigant Consulting, Union Bancaire Privee and KPMG.

Ms. Mangalick received her BA in Accounting and Information Technology from The George Washington University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Tony Marone

Anthony F. Marone, Jr. is a Managing Director of Blackstone and the Chief Financial Officer of the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group, based in New York. Mr. Marone also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT) overseeing its accounting, reporting, and tax compliance functions.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Marone was a Vice President and Controller at Capital Trust, Inc., the predecessor business to BXMT. Previously, Mr. Marone worked in the Real Estate Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he provided audit and other assurance services to various real estate companies.

Mr. Marone received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant

Kristerfor Mastronardi

Kristerfor Mastronardi is a Managing Director and Head of Global Business Strategy for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Mastronardi was a Portfolio Strategist at Bridgewater Associates.  Previously, Mr. Mastronardi spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director. He held senior positions in the Structured Credit and Cross Asset Solutions Groups, with his last role being Head of the U.S. Pension, Endowment and Foundation Solutions Group. Mr. Mastronardi began his career as a strategy consultant at Andersen Consulting / Accenture.

Mr. Mastronardi serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Poly Prep Country Day School and Advisory Council of the Stephen Gaynor School. Mr. Mastronardi received a BA in Chemistry from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.

Jessica Mayer

Ms. Mayer is a Managing Director and a member of the Investor Relations and Client Service team for GSO’s Liquid Credit Strategies (“LCS”) unit, focused on LCS’s European funds and accounts. Ms. Mayer also assists with the business development efforts for these products. Previously, Ms. Mayer provided portfolio management support for LCS’s closed-end and exchange traded funds, and prior to that was involved with the structuring, monitoring and marketing of new funds and existing U.S. CLO transactions.

Prior to joining GSO in 2007, Ms. Mayer worked at Morgan Stanley, where she was responsible for the warehousing of collateralized debt and loan obligations.  Ms. Mayer was also a relationship manager, working with both internal and external clients to build and improve relationships.

Ms. Mayer received a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University, double majoring in Finance and Marketing with a minor in International Business.

Walter McClure

Walter McClure is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.

Since joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. McClure has been involved in investment evaluation, portfolio analytics, and risk assessment for BAAM’s Special Situations Investing Group, as well as trading for all BAAM products.

Previously, Mr. McClure was responsible for trading and risk reporting of a global multi-asset portfolio for Xaraf Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager, where he also worked as a quantitative portfolio manager. Prior to joining Xaraf, Mr. McClure was a Quantitative Portfolio Manager and Researcher in a proprietary trading group in Morgan Stanley's equity division. Earlier in his career at Morgan Stanley, Mr. McClure was a Trading Systems Programmer developing high-frequency trading systems and quantitative research and trading infrastructure. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. McClure was a Trading Systems Programmer at Blackwood Trading developing stock execution and high frequency trading strategies.

Mr. McClure received a BS in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Mattia McDonough

Mattia McDonough is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group and the Chief Operating Officer of the Strategic Capital Group, which includes the hedge fund seeding and GP stakes businesses.

Prior to that, Ms. McDonough was involved in performing operational due diligence and monitoring procedures on the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s underlying hedge fund managers from a business/financial perspective. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2003, Ms. McDonough worked in Arthur Andersen’s Hedge Fund Advisory and Capital Markets group and also in the Controllers group of Morgan Stanley.

Ms. McDonough received a BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of Scranton. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Padraic McGovern

Padraic McGovern is a Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Human Resources within the Technology and Innovations group. He is responsible for all aspects of technology across both Human Resources and the Strategic Incentives Group.

Mr. McGovern has been working with Blackstone since 2001. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. McGovern founded multiple startups which were focused on integration of marketing and technology services primarily in the financial sector.

He received a BA in Mathematics and a BAI in Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

Joseph McKnight

Joseph McKnight is a Managing Director with GSO Capital Partners focusing on mezzanine lending and private equity investments in the energy and power sectors.

Before joining GSO Capital, Mr. McKnight served as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on private equity and proprietary direct investments in power generation and renewable energy within the firm’s J. Aron commodity division. He previously worked as an Associate in the Natural Resources private equity vertical at Apollo Management.

Mr. McKnight received a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with academic honors.

Michael McRaith

Michael T. McRaith is a Managing Director in Blackstone Insurance Solutions.

Before joining Blackstone in 2018, Michael served from 2011 to 2017 as the first Director of the Federal Insurance Office in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Michael served on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)(2012-2017) and Chaired the IAIS Financial Stability and Technical Committee (2012-2017). From 2005 to 2011, Michael served as Illinois Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, including on the Executive Committee and as an officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Prior to his public service, Michael practiced law for fifteen years, was admitted to the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois (1995), and focused on the defense of financial institutions as a partner in the Chicago office of McGuireWoods.

Michael received his BA from Indiana University and his JD from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Among other honors for community and public service, Michael received the Distinguished LGBTQ Alumnus Award from Indiana University (2016), the Exceptional Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2017), and has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (2017).

Mukesh Mehta

Mukesh Mehta is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in Mumbai. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Mehta worked as a Vice President with The Carlyle Group in their Private Equity division. He was involved in several transactions, including investments in HDFC, IIFL and PNBHF, during his 10 year stint at Carlyle. Prior to Carlyle he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Citigroup and the Assurance & Business Advisory Group at PwC. Mr. Mehta is a Chartered Accountant, with a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. He has also completed CFA (AIMR-USA).

Nick Menzies

Nicholas Menzies is a Managing Director in Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and is based in New York.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Menzies was a Senior Vice President at H/2 Capital Partners, an institutional investment manager focused on commercial real estate credit. While at H/2, he was responsible for the trading and structuring of the firm’s commercial real estate related debt securities. Prior to that, Mr. Menzies was an Associate at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. on the CMBS trading desk.

Mr. Menzies received a BA in Economics from Georgetown University.

Craig Miller

Craig Miller is the Corporate Controller and Managing Director in Finance for Blackstone. Mr. Miller heads all Blackstone Corporate Accounting functions, which includes the accounting, tax, and financial reporting for general partner and management company entities, treasury finance, expense accounting and the firm’s quarterly consolidation process. In addition to Corporate Accounting, Mr. Miller co-heads Financial Planning & Analysis. Mr. Miller is also involved with several compliance related matters and was involved with the firm's initial public offering.

Before joining Blackstone in 2001, Mr. Miller worked in the Financial Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he provided auditing and accounting services to global investment companies.

Mr. Miller received a BS in Accounting as well as a MS in Taxation from St. John's University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.