Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
Jonathan Kaufman is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in New York. Mr. Kaufman leads the Private Equity Group's global debt capital markets activities, including Blackstone Energy Partners and Tactical Opportunities, and works across Blackstone’s investment businesses on various credit and equity-related matters. 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.