People: Blackstone Group LP (BX.N)
Mr. Hamilton E. James serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Group LP and Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC, the general partner of Blackstone Group LP. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. James was Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Private Equity at Credit Suisse First Boston and a member of its Executive Board since the acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, or “DLJ,” by Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000. Prior to the acquisition of DLJ, Mr. James was the Chairman of DLJ’s Banking Group, responsible for all the firm’s investment banking and merchant banking activities and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. James joined DLJ in 1975 as an Investment Banking associate. He became head of DLJ’s global mergers and acquisitions group in 1982, founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. in 1985, and was named Chairman of the Banking Group in 1995 with responsibility for all of the firm’s investment banking, alternative asset management and emerging market sales and trading activities. Mr. James is a Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation and was, until March 1, 2013, a Director of Swift River Investments, Inc., and has served on a number of other corporate boards. Mr. James is Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Trustee and member of The Executive Committee of the Second Stage Theatre, Vice Chairman of Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Conservations Fund, Trustee of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Advisory Board Member of the Montana Land Reliance, Trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of American Ballet Theatre. Mr. James received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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