James B. Hawkes

Chairman Emeritus, Eaton Vance Corp.

Mr. Hawkes joined Eaton Vance in 1970 as an equity research analyst, was appointed Director of Research in 1979 and Chief Investment Officer in 1985. He was named President and CEO in 1996 and Chairman of the Board in 1997. During Mr. Hawkes' eleven year tenure as CEO, Eaton Vance's assets under management grew nearly tenfold. Mr. Hawkes retired in November of 2007 and is currently Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Hawkes previously served as an advisor to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice where he focused on the evaluation of investment opportunities in the financial services sector. He earned a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Kenneth C. Whitney

DIRECTOR, PJT PARTNERS
FORMER Senior managing director, The Blackstone Group

Since April 2013, Kenneth C. Whitney has managed a private family investment office focused on startup businesses and entertainment projects, where he is a Tony Award-winning producer. Since his retirement from The Blackstone Group L.P. in April 2013 until September 2015, he was also a Senior Advisor to Blackstone. Mr. Whitney was previously a Senior Managing Director and Head of Blackstone’s Investor Relations & Business Development Group from 1998 to April 2013. After joining Blackstone in 1988, Mr. Whitney focused his efforts on raising capital for Blackstone’s private investment funds and the establishment of Blackstone affiliates in the alternative investment area. He was a member of the Executive Committee and was responsible for the development of Blackstone Real Estate Partners, Blackstone Mezzanine Partners and Blackstone Debt Advisors and oversaw Blackstone’s initial investments and joint ventures in the real estate area, as well as the establishment of the Park Hill business. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Whitney began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1980, where he spent time in the firm’s accounting and audit areas as well as in the tax and mergers and acquisitions areas. Mr. Whitney currently sits on the Board of Trustees for The First Tee and the University of Delaware, where he received a B.S.
in Accounting.

 

Gregory Brousseau

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Central Park Group

Greg is a founding partner of Central Park Group with over 25 years experience in alternative investments, including merger arbitrage and fund-of-funds portfolio management. He has invested more than $13.5 billion in over 175 funds, including more than $3.5 billion in private equity funds.

Prior to co-founding Central Park Group, he served as co-head of UBS Financial Services Alternative Investment Group and was a member of the Firm's Operating Committee. Prior to UBS, Greg spent 13 years at Oppenheimer & Co., as an analyst in the Firm's merger arbitrage department and ultimately co-managed Oppenheimer's alternative investment department. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and E.F. Hutton & Co.

Greg speaks regularly on topics and trends pertaining to the alternative investment industry and has been frequently quoted in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal.

Greg earned a B.S. degree in business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Since 1997, Greg has served as an Executive Board Member of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a children's charity located in Connecticut. He currently serves as Chairman of the Endowment Committee. 

Mitchell Tanzman

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Central Park Group

Mitchell is a founding partner of Central Park Group and has over 25 years experience in alternative investments, including fund-of-funds portfolio management. He has invested more than $13.5 billion in over 175 funds, including more than $3.5 billion in private equity funds.

Prior to co-founding Central Park Group, he served as Co-Head of UBS Financial Services Alternative Investment Group and was a member of the Firm's Operating Committee. Before UBS, Mitchell worked at Oppenheimer & Co.'s asset management group, and ultimately co-managed the Firm's alternative investment department. Mitchell was a member of the Firm's Management Committee. Mitchell began his career at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan as an attorney specializing in investment companies and advisory services.

Mitchell is a contributing author to the book "Hedge Funds", edited by Lederman and Klein. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Emory University and chair of Emory's Investment Committee. Mitchell is a graduate of Emory University and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. 

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