Ryan Smith is a Senior Vice President in the Finance Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Smith has been involved in the development and implementation of global tax planning strategies for the firm and tax planning for the firm’s Private Equity and Tactical Opportunities funds. Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Smith worked as a Manager in the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax group at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York. Mr. Smith received a LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from Carnegie Mellon University.