Anthony P. Naer is a Senior Vice President & Controller in the Finance Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Naer has had overall responsibility for the accounting, tax, and financial reporting of Blackstone's carried interest and side-by-side investment programs. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Naer was Treasurer of Century Operating Corp., where he was responsible for the accounting, tax, and financial reporting of a large real estate portfolio. Prior to his position at Century, Mr. Naer spent twelve years in public accounting, where he was involved in all aspects of accounting and taxation for a wide range of clientele. Mr. Naer received a BS in Accounting from Long Island University School of Professional Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant.