Martin Brand is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Brand leads Blackstone’s private equity investments in technology, media, telecom, and financial institutions. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Committee of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities funds. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Brand has been involved in the execution of the firm’s investments in BankUnited, Bayview Asset Management, Exeter Finance, First Eagle Investment Management, Ipreo, JDA, Knight Capital Group, Kronos, Lendmark, NCR, Optiv, Paysafe, Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv, Ultimate Software, and Vungle, among others. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Brand worked as a derivatives trader with Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo, and with McKinsey & Company in London.
Mr. Brand is a director of Refinitiv, Kronos, Paysafe, Exeter Finance, and First Eagle Investment Management. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Park Avenue Armory and is a trustee of the American Academy in Berlin.
He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA/MA in Mathematics and Computation from Oxford University.