Kathleen Skero

Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Kathleen Skero

Kathleen Skero

Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Blackstone Treasury Solutions Advisors LLC

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6522

Number of Boards

2

Birthday

1953

Age

66

Number of Awards

1

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Executive Vice Chairman at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Blackstone Energy Partners II LP

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Secretary & Chief Legal Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

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Co-Founder at GSO Capital Partners LP

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Senior Managing Director, GSO at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Tactical Opportunities at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Managing Director-Finance at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Global Head of Asset Management, Real Estate Group at Blackstone Real Estate Advisors

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Kathleen Skero
Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.
Education
MBA

Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick (Rutgers Business School, RBS) is the graduate and undergraduate business school located on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers University. It was founded in 1929. Rutgers Business School offers bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees. It offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Pharmaceutical Management, Marketing, Market Research, Insights, & Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Management & Business Strategy, Global Business, and Information Management & Analytics. A concentration in Real Estate was added to the curriculum in 2013. The Rutgers Business School also offers a 14-month MBA in Public Accounting and masters degrees in Accounting (MACCY), Quantitative Finance (MQF), and Information Technology (MIT).

BA

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live. Founded in 1766, Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate; postdoctoral fellowships to residencies; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement.

JD

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

Career History
Senior Managing Director, Finance Group
2009 - Current

The Blackstone Group, Inc. engages in the provision of investment and fund management services. It operates through the following segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, and Credit. The Private Equity segment consists of flagship corporate private equity funds, Blackstone Capital Partners funds, sector-focused corporate private equity funds, including energy-focused funds, Blackstone Energy Partners funds, and core private equity fund, Blackstone Core Equity Partners. The Real Estate segment includes management of core real estate fund and non-exchange traded restate investment trusts. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment comprises of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, which manages hedge funds and includes Indian-focused and Asian-focused closed-end mutual funds. The Credit segment includes GSO Capital Partners LP, which manages credit-oriented funds. The company was founded by Stephen Allen Schwarzman in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Fund Advisor
Tenure Unconfirmed

GSO Capital Partners provides investment advice with respect to investments in first lien loans, second lien loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, mezzanine securities, public and private equity, and derivatives. The firm seeks to capitalize on both long- and short-term inefficiencies in the market by investing across a spectrum of products, often employing a bottom-up analysis, utilizing market technical and fundamental analyses to select investments. There may be occasions when a strategy may be weighted to deep value or be more opportunistic and seek short term gains. GSO's investment strategies include: Senior Direct Lending, Mezzanine, Capital Solutions, Event Driven, and Energy.The firm's Senior Direct Lending Strategy seeks to source and provide privately originated investments that can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns with strong downside protection, while generating current income through primarily stable, performing credit investments. The strategy focuses on investments that are senior in the capital structure and with a majority of investments secured by floating rate instruments.The firm's Event Driven Strategy seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in an array of securities within the corporate credit market. GSO may invest in both public and private non-investment grade and non-rated securities, including leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, common and preferred equity securities, and credit derivatives. The firm offers exposure to this strategy in a hedged, liquid and less concentrated form, or in an un-hedged and more concentrated form, often with less liquidity and greater potential risk.GSO's Mezzanine Strategy makes privately negotiated investments in the leveraged finance marketplace with an emphasis on providing junior capital to companies in connection with LBOs, acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth financings.The firm's Capital Solutions Strategy seeks to provide privately negotiated capital solutions to companies in need of liquidity or capital structure transformation due to, among other things, pending covenant violations, debt maturities, cyclical downturns in their businesses or other funding requirements.GSO's Energy Strategy is designed to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by originating and investing in transactions in the energy sector and various energy sub-sectors across the capital structure, primarily in debt and preferred equity.

Fund Advisor
Tenure Unconfirmed

GSO Capital Advisors LLC, part of The Blackstone Group LP, is a company headquartered in New York, NY. The firm provides investment advice.

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2008

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Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund II LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Blackstone Energy Partners II LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Blackstone GTS Co-Invest LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Other Affiliations

Kathleen Skero is affiliated with The Blackstone Group, Inc., GSO Capital Partners LP, GSO Capital Advisors LLC, Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, Blackstone Multi-Asset Advisors LLC, Blackstone Management Partners LLC, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Advisors LLC, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors LLC, GSO Energy Partners C LP, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund L LP, Foreland Resources Holdings LP, Blackstone Eagle Principal Transaction Partners Itr LP, CHK Mid Con Co-Invest Vehicle Royalty LP, Blackstone Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund (Cayman) LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII LP, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund - A (PE) LP, Blackstone GTS Co-Invest LP, Gso Bakken Holdings I LP, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund II LP, Blackstone Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund LP, Blackstone Capital Partners VI-Executive Fund LP, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund II 1 LP, GSO Giant Co-Invest II LP, Blackstone / GSO Market Neutral Credit Fund LP, Blackstone Eagle Principal Transaction Partners LP, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund - A (RA) LP, CHK Mid Con Co-Invest Vehicle Preferred, LP, GSO Bakken Overseas Holdings I LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII.TE.2 LP, Blackstone Energy Partners II LP, Blackstone Energy Partners, LP, Merrill Lynch & Co., Blackstone Group Management LLC, PJT Partners, Inc., Blackstone Treasury Solutions Advisors LLC, Blackstone Debt Advisors LLC, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., GSO Giant Co-Invest I LP, GSO E&P Holdings I LP

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