Senior Managing Director & Head of External Relations & Strategy
External Relations & Strategy
Joan Solotar is a Senior Managing Director, Head of the External Relations & Strategy Group, and also sits on the firm’s Executive and Management Committees. Ms. Solotar has management responsibility for shareholder relations and public affairs and also guides the firm on analyzing strategic development opportunities.
Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms. Solotar was with Banc of America Securities where she was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Research. She started her career in equity research at The First Boston Corporation and, prior to joining Banc of America, was part of the financial services team at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and later with CSFB as a Managing Director. Ms. Solotar was ranked each year from 1995 to 2002 in the Brokers and Asset Management category on the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team and consistently ranked highly in the Greenwich Survey of portfolio managers. She also served as Chairperson of the Research Committee for the Securities Industry Association.
Ms. Solotar received a B.S. in Management Information Systems at the State University of New York at Albany and an M.B.A. in Finance at New York University. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Evine. Ms. Solotar is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the East Harlem Tutorial Program and the East Harlem Scholars Academy.