||Bennett J. Goodman
Senior Managing Director & Founder of GSO Capital Partners
Bennett Goodman is a Founder of GSO Capital Partners (“GSO”), Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and a Member of Blackstone’s Management Committee.
Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Goodman focuses on the management of GSO, which is Blackstone’s credit investment platform with over $50 billion of alternative assets under management (“AUM”) ranging from hedge funds, mezzanine vehicles, distressed funds and other investment strategies. Before founding GSO Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Goodman was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Alternative Capital Division of Credit Suisse.
Mr. Goodman joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 when they acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette ("DLJ") where he was Global Head of Leveraged Finance. Mr. Goodman joined DLJ in February of 1988 as the founder of the High Yield Capital Markets Group. In 1993, DLJ became the #1 global issuer of high yield bonds, and Mr. Goodman's team retained that coveted market position for the next 11 consecutive years. Prior to joining DLJ, Mr. Goodman worked in the high yield business at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1984 to 1988.
Mr. Goodman is on the Board of Directors of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Cancer Research Institute and the American Jewish Committee. He also serves on the investment committee of the Lafayette College endowment.
Mr. Goodman received Institutional Investor’s 2012 Money Manager of The Year Award. He also received the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from Euromoney Magazine for his career achievements in the global capital markets. He graduated from Lafayette College and the Harvard Business School.