Brendan Boyle is a Senior Managing Director responsible for private wealth management distribution. Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Boyle was an independent consultant in the financial services industry, advising some of the leading asset management, broker/dealer and insurance companies, as well as some select private equity firms, in all aspects of business development. Prior to that, Mr. Boyle spent twenty-five years in senior management positions in the private client and asset management areas at leading Wall Street firms, including Smith Barney, Prudential Securities and UBS/Paine Webber. During this time his responsibilities included heading up product areas such as mutual funds, insurance and annuities, trust services and managed accounts. In addition, he served as chief operating officer and marketing officer of proprietary asset management businesses. Mr. Boyle is a founding member and former director of the Forum for Investor Advice. Mr. Boyle received a BA degree from Marist College.