Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
Viral has served as a member of the Board
of Directors since December 2020. He has served as a Senior Managing
Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group at Blackstone since 2012.
Since joining Blackstone in 2005, he 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, Viral 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, Viral was a
member of the Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Structured Products businesses.
Viral 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.