Andrea Valeri is a Senior Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group and is based in London. Mr. Valeri has led several Tac Opps investments including European NPLs, Gems Education and Versace. Prior to joining the Tactical Opportunities Group, Mr. Valeri was with Blackstone’s Private Equity Group where he was involved in a variety of private equity transactions including Jack Wolfskin, Center Parcs, Gardaland and Kabel BW. Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Valeri was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to that, Mr. Valeri worked at Bain & Co. Mr. Valeri received an MBA from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors and a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Padua, where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Valeri serves as a Director of Center Parcs, Lombard, Jack Wolfskin, Gems Education and Versace.