David Payne is a Managing Director in the Finance group. Mr. Payne is the Head of Corporate Development and Co-Head of Financial Planning & Analysis for the firm. He has responsibility for strategic mergers and acquisitions, new business initiatives and special projects in support of Blackstone and its business units. He also oversees management reporting, financial planning, and quarterly earnings preparation for the firm. Previously, Mr. Payne had additional responsibility for the firm’s Corporate Accounting functions, including SEC Reporting, and was CFO of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP, which included the firm’s Advisory and Restructuring & Reorganization groups. Prior to his role in Finance, Mr. Payne worked in the Private Equity group where he was involved in the evaluation and execution of private equity investments across a range of industries.
Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Payne worked in the North American Buyout Group at TPG Capital and in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Morgan Stanley & Co.
Mr. Payne received a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with high distinction, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.