Martin Brand is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Mr. Brand leads Blackstone’s private equity investments in financial institutions, and co-leads private equity investments in technology. 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 Optiv, JDA, Viva, NCR, First Eagle Investment Management, Kronos, Ipreo, Knight Capital Group, Lendmark, Exeter Finance, BankUnited, PBF Energy, Performance Food Group, Travelport, New Skies, Cine UK, NHP, Kabel BW, Kabelnetz NRW, Primacom, and Sulo.
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 received a BA/MA in Mathematics and Computation, First Class Honors, from Oxford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a director of Kronos, Ipreo, Exeter Finance, Stearns, First Eagle Investment Management, and Lendmark. Mr. Brand serves on the Board of Directors of the Park Avenue Armory and the Watermill Center. He is a Trustee of the American Academy Berlin.