Patrick A. Ochs is a Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and Chief Technology Officer of GSO Capital Partners. Since joining GSO Capital in 2005, Mr. Ochs has designed and implemented a systems architecture that leverages both vendor packages and proprietary systems. Prior to integration with The Blackstone Group, he oversaw the design and implementation of the hardware infrastructure at GSO Capital. Before joining GSO Capital, Mr. Ochs was a Vice President in the Alternative Capital IT Group of Credit Suisse. His responsibilities in this group included supporting the technology needs of the Credit Opportunities Fund (which spun off as GSO Capital Partners) and designing a cross-fund reporting platform. Prior to joining Alternative Capital IT, Patrick was in Strategic Change Management of Credit Suisse First Boston, in which he participated in numerous projects including the creation of a global cross-product trades, positions and cash data warehouse and the establishment of a new CSFB bank and broker-dealer in Mexico City. Mr. Ochs was also the Chief Technology Officer of CapitalEngine. com, an internet company focusing on commercial real estate debt and equity brokerage, a Senior Consultant in Deloitte and Touche, LLP, and MIS Manager of Rudin Management Company. Mr. Ochs received a BA in Mathematics with a minor in English from Kean University.