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Bennett Goodman

Sr. Managing Director & Founder of GSO Capital Partners

GSO — New York

Bennett Goodman, Chairman, Senior Managing Director. Mr. Goodman is a Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners and Senior Managing Director of Blackstone. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Blackstone and sits on the firm’s Management Committee. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Goodman has focused on the management of GSO, which is Blackstone’s credit investment platform with over $98.1 billion of assets under management in various direct lending strategies, leveraged loan vehicles and distressed investment funds. Before co-founding GSO in 2005, Mr. Goodman was the Managing Partner of the Alternative Capital Division of Credit Suisse. Mr. Goodman joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 when they acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette ("DLJ") where he was Global Head of Leveraged Finance. Mr. Goodman joined DLJ in February of 1988 as the founder of the High Yield Capital Markets Group. Prior to joining DLJ, Mr. Goodman worked in the high yield business at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1984 to 1988. He currently sits on the board of Lincoln Center, the Whitney Museum and the Central Park Conservancy. He received Institutional Investor’s 2012 Money Manager of The Year Award and the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from Euromoney Magazine for his career achievements in the global capital markets. Mr. Goodman graduated from Lafayette College and the Harvard Business School.