Christopher James is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. Mr. James is a member of the Investment Committee for the Tactical Opportunities and Blackstone Growth funds. Prior to launching Tactical Opportunities in 2012, Mr. James previously managed a number of the firm’s business development efforts and strategic initiatives across asset classes and investment products. Since joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. James has led the organization of a number of new Blackstone investment products as well as the execution of the firm’s initial public offering and the firm’s investments in GSO, Pátria Investimentos and Strategic Partners.
He has served on the boards of past Blackstone portfolio companies and currently serves on the boards of Blackstone TORO Holding Trust, LocusPoint and CDL. Mr. James received a BS from Duke University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep and is a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of New York City.