is a Vice President with GSO Capital Partners. He works in the Debt Funds Group and is based in London.
Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Paydar has been responsible for research and analysis of primary and secondary investment opportunities across multiple industries in both the U.S. and Europe.
Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Paydar worked as a leveraged finance analyst at Fitch Ratings covering credits in the diversified industrials sector. Prior to that, Mr. Paydar held roles in sell-side High Yield research with Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. covering stressed and special situation credits, and the chemicals investment banking group at Deutsche Bank.
Mr. Paydar received a BS in Communications from the University of Utah, and an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.