Chris Placca is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Placca has been involved in administrative, accounting, tax and financial reporting matters for Blackstone's private equity funds. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Placca was the U. S. Controller at Apax Partners, L. P., a London based private equity firm. At Apax, Mr. Placca was primarily involved in fund management, administration and financial reporting for its U. S. private equity funds and well as financial reporting and daily operations for the U. S. management Company. Prior to that, Mr. Placca was a Vice President at CCMP Capital Advisors, a New York based private equity firm. Mr. Placca was involved in deal execution, funds administration and operational issues. Mr. Placca received a BS, in Business Administration from Rider University.