Who We Are

Our investments are designed to preserve and grow our limited partners’ capital, provide financial security for millions of retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional and individual investors, and contribute to overall economic growth.

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. The firm was founded in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Peter G. Peterson, who retired as Senior Chairman in 2008.

Thirty years later, we are a firm of more than 2,000 employees in 17 offices worldwide. Our portfolio companies employ more than 520,000 people across the globe.


UNLOCKING VALUE,

Securing Futures


At Blackstone, we apply our capabilities as a leading global investment firm to deliver solutions, unlock value and propel growth. The capital we deploy on behalf of our investors fuels the development of businesses and communities. The investments we make are the wellsprings of future opportunity. Through this work, we seek to ensure a secure retirement for millions.

DIVERSE AND

Global


The solutions we provide reflect insights generated by our diverse, global business platform, which encompasses private equity and real estate funds, hedge fund solutions, and credit funds. We have built the firm on a strong foundation of intellectual and financial capital. We focus on attracting exceptionally talented people and on creating an atmosphere that rewards initiative, independent thinking, and integrity. Our solid financial base, including strong capital, ensures our capacity to deliver on our commitments.

Our People
The deep expertise of the Blackstone team gives us a base of intellectual capital on which to draw.
 
Our Scope
Our businesses are diversified across a wide spectrum of regions, industries, and asset classes, giving us the expertise, access to resources and critical mass to take advantage of investment opportunities on a global scale.
Our Performance
Our performance is characterized by a record of superior risk-adjusted returns across a broad and expanding range of asset classes and through all types of economic conditions.
$336billion
Assets Under Management
*As of December 31, 2015
Blackstone has always been managed with a perspective of achieving successful growth over the long-term… Our management has consistently sought to focus on the best outcomes for our businesses and investments over a period of years rather than on the short-term impact.
- Blackstone Prospectus,
June 2007
In 1985 Blackstone opened its doors with a staff of four, including the two founders, Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman, and a balance sheet of $400,000. From these early beginnings, besides big dreams, the founders have held these core beliefs:
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    In an environment of ever larger firms, the most gifted would desire a more personal setting and would join Blackstone to create exciting new businesses in their fields of expertise.

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    In a world of giant organizations with a broad array of services, there was room for a specialized firm with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity, and senior-level attention to clients and relationships.

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    In contrast to the prevailing philosophy of “other people’s money,” the firm would always put significant amounts of its own money in the investments it made.

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    We will consistently strive to achieve superior performance through innovation, uniqueness and excellence.

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    Above all else our people — their creativity, imagination, dedication, teamwork and integrity — will be our key assets.






30years
Today, 30 years since the founding of the firm, we still run the firm in the same way.

That means thinking about the implications of every decision – from investments to growth initiatives, risk management to team building – in terms of years and decades rather than just months or quarters.

Stephen A. Schwarzman*

Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder

Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone. Mr. Schwarzman has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985. The firm is a leading global asset manager with $310 billion Assets Under Management (as of March 31, 2015).

Mr. Schwarzman is an active philanthropist with a history of supporting education and schools. Whether in business or in philanthropy, he has always attempted to tackle big problems and find transformative solutions. In 2015, Mr. Schwarzman donated $150 million to Yale University to establish the Schwarzman Center, a first-of-its-kind campus center in Yale’s historic “Commons” building. In 2013, he founded an international scholarship program, "Schwarzman Scholars," at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China. At $350 million, the program is modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship and is the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history coming largely from international donors. In 2007, Mr. Schwarzman donated $100 million to the New York Public Library on whose board he serves.

Mr. Schwarzman is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He serves on the boards of The Asia Society, The Board of Directors of The New York City Partnership and The Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is a Trustee of The Frick Collection in New York City and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Schwarzman was included in TIME’s "100 Most Influential People." Mr. Schwarzman was awarded the Légion d'Honneur of France in 2007 and promoted to Officier in 2010.

Mr. Schwarzman holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors. In 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Degree from Quinnipiac University.

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Hamilton E. James*

President & Chief Operating Officer

Hamilton (“Tony”) E. James is President, Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone, and a member of the board of directors of our general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. He is also a member of Blackstone’s Management and Executive Committees and sits on each of the firm’s investment committees.

Prior to joining Blackstone Mr. James was Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Private Equity at Credit Suisse First Boston and a member of the Executive Board. Prior to the acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette by Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000, Mr. James was the Chairman of DLJ’s Banking Group, responsible for all the firm’s investment banking and merchant banking activities. Mr. James joined DLJ in 1975 as an Investment Banking associate. He became head of DLJ’s global M&A group in 1982, founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. in 1985, and was named Chairman of the Banking Group in 1995. He is a Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation and has served on a number of other corporate Boards. Mr. James is a Commissioner of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Mr. James is a Trustee and member of The Executive Committee of The Second Stage Theatre, Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Member of the Center for American Progress Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman of Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Conservation Fund, Trustee of Woods Hole Oceanographic, Trustee of Wildlife Conservation Society, Advisory Board member of The Montana Land Reliance, and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of American Ballet Theatre. He is also a former member of the President’s Export Council – Subcommittee on Technology & Competitiveness.

Mr. James graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Harvard College in 1973 and was a John Harvard Scholar. He earned an MBA with high distinction from the Harvard Business School and graduated as a Baker Scholar in 1975.

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J. Tomilson Hill*

Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management

J. Tomilson Hill is President and Chief Executive Officer of BAAM, Vice Chairman of The Blackstone Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.

Mr. Hill previously served as Co-Head of the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Group before assuming his role as CEO of BAAM. In his current capacity, Mr. Hill is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the group, including investment management, client relationships, marketing, operations and administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Patria Investment Limited. He also serves as a member of Blackstone's Management Committee.

Before joining Blackstone in 1993, Mr. Hill began his career at First Boston, later becoming one of the Co-Founders of its Mergers & Acquisitions Department. After running the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Smith Barney, he joined Lehman Brothers as a partner in 1982, serving as Co-Head and subsequently Head of Investment Banking. Later, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers and Co-President and Co-COO of Shearson Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.

Mr. Hill is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he chairs the Investment Committee and serves on the Council's Board of Directors, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center Theater, where he serves as Chairman.  He serves on the Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Telluride Foundation, the Advantage Testing Foundation, and of Our Lady Queen of Angels School, a parochial school (K-8th grade) in Spanish Harlem. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Christie’s and a member of the Board of Directors of OpenPeak Inc. and Advantage Testing, Inc.

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Joseph Baratta

Global Head of Private Equity

Joseph Baratta is Global Head of Private Equity and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Baratta has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Universal Orlando, Nycomed Pharmaceuticals, Houghton Mifflin, Spirit Group and was responsible for Blackstone's investments in Seaworld Parks and Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments Group, Center Parcs, Tragus Group, Southern Cross and ICS Group. In 2001, Mr. Baratta moved to London to help establish Blackstone’s corporate private equity business in Europe.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Baratta was with Tinicum Incorporated, and McCown De Leeuw & Company. Mr. Baratta also worked at Morgan Stanley in its mergers and acquisitions department.

Mr. Baratta graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University where he currently serves on the University's Board of Regents and the Advisory Board of the McDonough School of Business. He serves as a director of Seaworld Parks and Entertainment and Penn Engineering and formerly on the boards of current Blackstone portfolio companies Merlin Entertainments Group and Center Parcs plc. He is also a trustee of both the Tate Foundation and the Private Equity Foundation.

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David S. Blitzer

Senior Managing Director & Head of Tactical Opportunities Tactical Opportunities

David S. Blitzer is a Senior Managing Director & Head of the Tactical Opportunities group.  Mr. Blitzer is based in New York, having established Blackstone’s corporate private equity investment efforts in Europe.

Since joining Blackstone in 1991, Mr. Blitzer has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in Spirit Group, SULO, Allied Waste, Aspen Insurance Holdings, Houghton Mifflin, Universal Orlando, Centerplate, Cadillac Fairview, Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, Southern Cross, NHP, Orangina, and United Biscuits.

Mr. Blitzer graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Blitzer serves as a Director of United Biscuits and Jack Wolfskin.

David Calhoun

Senior Managing Director Private Equity

David L. Calhoun is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of Blackstone and a Member of Blackstone’s Management Committee.

Mr. Calhoun joined Blackstone in January of 2014 and oversees a team within the portfolio operations group focused on creating and driving added value initiatives with Blackstone portfolio company CEOs. 

Since the beginning of 2014, Mr. Calhoun serves as Executive Chairman of the Board for Nielsen, a company he joined in 2006 as Chief Executive Officer, shortly after it was acquired by a consortium of private equity investors including Blackstone. Throughout his seven years’ tenure, Mr. Calhoun led Nielsen’s transformation into a leading global information and measurement company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NLSN) and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Before Nielsen, Mr. Calhoun served as Vice Chairman of The General Electric Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Infrastructure, the company’s largest business unit. During his distinguished twenty-six year tenure at GE, Mr. Calhoun ran multiple business units, including GE Lighting, GE Employers Reinsurance Co., GE Aircraft Engines, and GE Transportation (Aircraft and Rail).  Earlier in his career at GE, he held a wide range of operating, finance, and marketing roles across the company, including within GE Plastics and GE Capital.

In addition to Nielsen, Mr. Calhoun also serves on the Board of Directors of The Boeing Company and Caterpillar. He is the co-author with Rick Kash of the book “How Companies Win.”  Mr. Calhoun is a 1979 graduate of Virginia Tech, and is a member of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin Advisory Council, which advises the university on student and alumni issues.

Bennett Goodman*

Senior Managing Director & Co-founder of GSO Capital Partners

Bennett Goodman is a Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners (“GSO”) 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 focuses on the management of GSO, which is Blackstone’s credit investment platform with over $70 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.

Mr. Goodman graduated from Lafayette College and the Harvard Business School. He currently sits on the board of Lincoln Center 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.

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Jonathan D. Gray*

Global Head of Real Estate

Jonathan D. Gray is Global Head of Real Estate and a member of the board of directors of Blackstone. He also sits on the firm’s Management Committee.

Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has helped build the largest real estate platform in the world with $93 billion in 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. Gray currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Hilton Worldwide and is a board member of Brixmor Properties. He is also Chairman of the Board of Harlem Village Academies and a board member of Trinity School. Mr. Gray and his wife, Mindy, established the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine focused on the prevention and treatment of certain genetically caused cancers.

Mr. Gray received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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Joan Solotar

Senior Managing Director & Head of Multi-Asset Investing & External Relations

Joan Solotar is a Senior Managing Director & Head of Multi-Asset Investing & External Relations at Blackstone and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  Ms. Solotar has management responsibility for shareholder relations and public affairs and also guides the firm on analyzing strategic development opportunities.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms. Solotar was with Bank of America Securities where she was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Research.  She started her career in equity research at The First Boston Corporation and, prior to joining Bank of America, was part of the financial services team at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and later with CSFB as a Managing Director.  Ms. Solotar was consistently ranked highly in the Brokers and Asset Management category of the Institutional Investor “All-America Research Team” and the Greenwich Survey of portfolio managers. She also served as Chairperson of the Research Committee for the Securities Industry Association and is currently serving on the Advisory Board of Evine.

Ms. Solotar Chairs the Board of Directors of Blackstone’s Charitable Foundation.  She is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the East Harlem Tutorial Program and the East Harlem Scholars Academy.  She is the recent author of a Harvard Business Review article entitled “Truths for our Daughters.”

Ms. Solotar received a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.

Michael Chae

Senior Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

Michael S. Chae is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of Blackstone. Mr. Chae has management responsibility over the firm’s global finance, treasury, technology, and corporate development functions.

Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Chae has served in a broad range of leadership roles including Head of International Private Equity, Head of Private Equity for Asia/Pacific, and overseeing Private Equity investments in various sectors as well as the investment process for the Tactical Opportunities fund. Mr. Chae led or was involved in numerous Blackstone investments over that time period.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Chae worked at The Carlyle Group, L.P. and prior to that with Dillon, Read & Co.

Mr. Chae graduated magna cum laude with an AB from Harvard College, and received an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University and a JD from Yale Law School.

He has served on numerous boards of private and publicly traded portfolio companies. Mr. Chae is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School and Chairman of its Investment Committee, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society.

Richard Jenrette*

Retired Chairman and CEO, The Equitable Life Assurance Society Founder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

Richard Jenrette is a member of the board of directors of our general partner.

Mr. Jenrette is the retired former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Equitable Companies Incorporated and the co-founder and retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

He is also a former Chairman of The Securities Industry Association and has served in the past as a director or trustee of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the American Stock Exchange, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Duke Endowment, the University of North Carolina, New York University and The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

John G. Finley

Senior Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer

John G. Finley, a Senior Managing Director, is the firm’s Chief Legal Officer.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Finley had been a partner with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for 22 years where he was most recently a member of that law firm's Executive Committee and Head of Global M&A.

Mr. Finley is a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and a Trustee of the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. He is also a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School. He has served on the Committee of Securities Regulation of the New York State Bar Association and the Board of Advisors of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University. He has also served as Chairman of the Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference of the International Bar Association.

Mr. Finley has a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1978), a BA in History, summa cum laude, from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania (1978), and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School (1981).

Peter T. Grauer*

Chairman Bloomberg L.P.

Peter T. Grauer is Chairman of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial information and media company. A board member of Bloomberg since 1996, he became Chairman in 2001, succeeding Michael R. Bloomberg, and then Chairman, President and CEO a year later.

From 2000 to 2002, he was managing director and senior partner of Credit Suisse First Boston, founding both DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and DLJ Investment Partners. He was managing director of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1992 until CSFB acquired it in 2000.

Mr. Grauer is lead director of DaVita Health Care Partners, Inc, and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Glencore. He is a member of the Business Council, the Asia Business Council, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and Founding Chairman of the WEF Community of Chairmen. He is President of the Inner City Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Rockefeller Finance & Operations Committee, Chair of the College Advising Corps, and board member of Room to Read and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. He is Founding U.S. Chair of the 30% Club, a Member of the Advisory Council of Out on the Street, and the McKinsey Advisory Council.

Rochelle B. Lazarus*

Chairman Emeritus & Former Chief Executive Officer Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Rochelle B. Lazarus is Chairman Emeritus and former Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, a global marketing communications company.

She joined Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in 1971, becoming president of its U.S. direct marketing business in 1989. She then became president of Ogilvy & Mather New York and president of Ogilvy & Mather North America before becoming President and Chief Operating Officer of the worldwide agency in 1995; Chief Executive Officer in 1996, which position she held to 2008; and Chairman from 1997 until her retirement in June 2012.

Ms. Lazarus also serves on the boards of Merck & Co., Inc., General Electric (where she chairs the Nominating, Corporate Governance and Public Responsibility Committee), the World Wildlife Fund, Partnership for New York City and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; is a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital; and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, and Women's Forum, Inc.

A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Lazarus also holds an MBA from Columbia University.

Jay O. Light*

Dean Emeritus Harvard Business School

Jay O. Light is a member of the board of directors of our general partner.

As Dean of Harvard Business School, Mr. Light is currently leading innovations in the School’s core educational programs and plays an active role in the University’s planning for Allston. Prior to becoming Dean, Professor Light was Senior Associate Dean, Chairman of the Finance Area, and a Professor teaching Investment Management, Capital Markets, and Entrepreneurial Finance for 30 years.

Mr. Light is a director of the Harvard Management Company, a director of Partners HealthCare (the Mass General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals) and chairman of its Investment Committee, a member of the Investment Committee of several endowments, a director of several private firms, and an advisor/trustee to several corporate and institutional pools of capital.

The Right Honorable Brian Mulroney*

Former Prime Minister of Canada

The Right Honerable Brian Mulroney is a member of the board of directors of our general partner. Mr. Mulroney is a senior partner and international business consultant for the Montreal law firm, Ogilvy Renault LLP/ S.E.N.C.R.C., s.r.l.

Prior to joining Ogilvy Renault, Mr. Mulroney was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993 and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 and 1993. He served as the Executive Vice President of the Iron Ore Company of Canada and President beginning in 1977. Prior to that, Mr. Mulroney served on the Clich'e Commission of Inquiry in 1974.

Mr. Mulroney is a member of the Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company, Barrick Gold Corporation, Quebecor Inc., Quebecor World Inc., the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.

William G. Parrett*

Retired CEO and Senior Partner Deloitte (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)

William G. Parrett is a member of the board of directors of our general partner.

Mr. Parrett was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective November 9, 2007. Until May 31, 2007, Mr. Parrett served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Certain of the member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu or their subsidiaries and affiliates provide professional services to The Blackstone Group L.P. or its affiliates. Mr. Parrett co-founded the Global Financial Services Industry practice of Deloitte and served as its first Chairman.

Currently, Mr. Parrett is Senior Trustee of the United States Council for International Business. Mr. Parrett is a member of the board of directors of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Eastman Kodak Company and UBS AG, and is Chairman of the audit committee of each of these companies as well as the Corporate Responsibility Committee of UBS and the Strategy and Finance Committee of Thermo Fisher. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of iGATE and serves on the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way Worldwide.

James Albaugh

Senior Advisor

Mimi Alemayehou

Executive Advisor & Chair of Blackstone Africa Infrastructure L.P.

Wayne Berman

Senior Advisor

Claudio Boada

Senior Advisor and Chairman of Blackstone Iberia

Mary Anne Citrino

Senior Advisor

General Wesley K. Clark

Senior Advisor

John Dionne

Senior Advisor

Gerard Errera

Senior Advisor & Chairman of Blackstone France

Bob Friedman

Senior Advisor

Dan Gillerman

Senior Advisor

Constantine Gonticas

Senior Advisor

Bill Gray

Senior Advisor

Jill Greenthal

Senior Advisor

Jill A. Greenthal is a Senior Advisor in the Private Equity Group. Prior to September 2007, Ms. Greenthal was a Senior Managing Director in the Advisory Group. She is based in Boston. 

Before joining Blackstone in 2003, Ms. Greenthal was Co-Head of the Global Media Group, Co-Head of the Boston Office and a member of the Executive Board of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Greenthal was also Co-Head of the Boston office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, before its acquisition by CSFB. Prior to joining DLJ, she was Head of the Media Group at Lehman Brothers.  

Ms. Greenthal has advised and financed media companies for over 30 years, having worked in all sectors of the business. As a Senior Advisor to Blackstone’s Private Equity group, MsGreenthal works closely with the global media and technology teams to assist in investments in those sectors.  

Ms. Greenthal graduated as a member of The Academy from Simmons College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Greenthal is on the Board of Directors of Akamai Technologies, Michaels Stores, Inc., The Weather Channel Companies and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  MsGreenthal is also a Trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The James Beard Foundation, Simmons College and is an Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Arthur Higgins

Senior Advisor

Kemal Kaya

Senior Advisor

Yuji Kage

Senior Advisor

Andrew Kuo

Senior Advisor

Dmitri Kushaev

Senior Advisor

Andrew Lapham

Executive Advisor

Howard Lance

Executive Advisor

Philippe Meyer

Senior Advisor

Stephen Myers

Senior Advisor

Doug I. Ostrover

Senior Advisor

James A. Quella

Senior Advisor

Timothy Schifter

Senior Advisor

Yong Kyu Shin

Senior Advisor

Mike S. Zafirovski

Executive Advisor

our history
Blackstone is founded by Stephen A. Schwarzman and Peter G. Peterson.

They began with a balance sheet of $400,000 and a clear vision of an independent, conflict-free, client-focused firm whose interests would be closely aligned with those of its clients and investors.

BAAM, the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions business, is founded.
The firm’s Real Estate group is formed.
Blackstone becomes the largest independent alternative asset manager.
The firm’s corporate debt group is formed.
The firm completes its IPO listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BX.
GSO Capital Partners is Acquired

GSO Capital Partners is acquired, firmly positioning itself as one of the largest credit-oriented alternative asset managers.

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation is established.
Blackstone establishes strategic partnership with Patria-Banco de Negocios in Brazil.
The firm’s Tactical Opportunities business launches.
Blackstone acquires Strategic Partners, our secondary private fund of funds business.
The firm spins off its Advisory, Restructuring, and Park Hill fund placement businesses, which are combined with PJT Capital LP to form PJT Partners.