Eli Thomas is a Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Blackstone’s offices in Europe and the Middle East. He is based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, he has been involved in a wide number of projects for the HR function, including strategic acquisitions, planning and oversight of Blackstone's 360 Performance Appraisal process, employment law matters and employee relations, headcount and HRIS reporting, as well as aspects of recruiting, compensation and benefits. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Thomas was part of the compensation team for Citi Alternative Investments, focusing on cash compensation planning and administration of employee co-investment programs. He holds a BS in Theatre from the University of Evansville.