Mr. Whitney was previously a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Investor Relations & Business Development Group at Blackstone, which he joined in 1988. Mr. Whitney focused his efforts in raising capital for Blackstone’s private investment funds and the establishment of Blackstone affiliates in the alternative investment area. He was a Member of the Executive Committee and was responsible for the development of Blackstone Real Estate Partners, Blackstone Mezzanine Partners, and Blackstone Debt Advisors and oversaw Blackstone’s initial investments and joint ventures in the real estate area, as well as the establishment of the Park Hill placement agent group.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Whitney began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1980, where he spent time in the firm’s accounting and audit areas as well as in the tax and mergers and acquisitions areas. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees and is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Endowment of the University of Delaware, from which he received a BS in Accounting.