Robert Brooks is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Equity Finance. He currently oversees the Valuations, Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Reporting (“IRR”), and Operations teams for Private Equity including ad hoc analyses in support of the business.
Previously, Mr. Brooks worked in the Private Equity and Tactical Opportunities groups overseeing Valuations and Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to his role in Private Equity, Mr. Brooks worked in Blackstone’s Business Development group focused on strategic mergers and acquisitions, new business initiatives, and special projects in support of Blackstone’s business units. His involvement in various strategic planning projects and new business initiatives has included the firm's initial public offering, senior notes issuances, the spin-off of PJT Partners, the launch of PWM and BXCM, as well as the GSO, Pátria, Capital Trust, and Strategic Partners transactions. Before joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. Brooks worked as an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers focused on the alternative asset management sector.
Mr. Brooks graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Finance, a BS in Accountancy, and a Master’s degree in Finance.