Matthew Pedley is a Managing Director in the Limited Partner Relations and Fund Placement Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Pedley has been involved in raising capital for Blackstone's private investment funds and maintaining relationships with the Firm's Limited Partners. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Pedley worked as a Vice President in the venture capital arm of AllianceBernstein, where he was responsible for venture investments in the technology sector, Limited Partner relations, fundraising and legal documentation for the fund. Prior to AllianceBernstein, Mr. Pedley was a Senior Associate at Crosslink Capital, where he was responsible for venture investments in the technology sector. He was an Observer on the boards of Evant (acquired by MANH), IM Logic (acquired by SYMC), Obopay, and Jasper Wireless; he was also involved with private investments in Good Technology (acquired by MOT) and Equinix (EQIX). Prior to his career in venture capital, Mr. Pedley was a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting, where he provided strategic and business process guidance to the world's largest technology companies. Mr. Pedley received his BA in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, where he was President of his Class.