New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Paul D. Quinlan, a former director at Merrill Lynch and managing director in the finance division of hedge fund investment giant Blackstone Group, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.
“We are excited to announce Paul Quinlan as our new CFO. Paul was a key member of the Blackstone deal team for the strategic transaction with Capital Trust prior to its “re-IPO” as BXMT. We think Paul’s background with the Company and success in key roles at Blackstone make him uniquely qualified to serve as our CFO,” said Stephen D. Plavin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Quinlan, age 36, will also serve as the CFO of Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies group, which encompasses all of Blackstone’s commercial real estate debt investment vehicles ($10 billion in assets under management), including the Company.
Quinlan most recently served as Blackstone’s Head of Financial Planning & Business Development, with oversight of management and public reporting, and strategic mergers and acquisitions. He was also the CFO for Blackstone Advisory Partners L.P., encompassing Blackstone’s Advisory, Restructuring & Reorganization and Capital Markets businesses.
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