Boriana Karastoyanova is a Director in Strategic Partners, Blackstone’s secondary private fund of funds business, which was acquired from Credit Suisse in August 2013. Ms. Karastoyanova focuses on originating, evaluating, structuring and negotiating secondary private equity transactions and co-investments, as well as various fund monitoring activities. Ms. Karastoyanova sits on the Investment Committee for each of the Strategic Partners Funds. In early 2006, Ms. Karastoyanova relocated to Strategic Partners’ London office to lead Strategic Partners’ European operations until her return to New York in late 2008. Before joining Strategic Partners, Ms. Karastoyanova worked in the Financial Sponsors group at Citigroup Investment Banking in New York, where her experience included equity and debt financings, and leveraged buyout transactions. Ms. Karastoyanova received a B.A. cum laude with a major degree in International Politics & Economics and a minor degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in 2001. Ms. Karastoyanova is fluent in English, Spanish and Bulgarian and proficient in Russian.