David N. Kestnbaum is a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Kestnbaum has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in SESAC, Tradesmen, Outerstuff, AlliedBarton Security Services, DJO Global, and AVINTIV, and in evaluating investment opportunities across multiple sectors, including Business Services, Transportation & Logistics, Leisure, Apparel, and various other industries.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kestnbaum was a Vice President of Vestar Capital Partners, where he analyzed and executed private equity investments in multiple different sectors. Prior to Vestar, Mr. Kestnbaum worked in investment banking as a member of JPMorgan’s Financial Sponsor Group, where he executed a variety of private equity-related M&A and financing transactions.
Mr. Kestnbaum holds a BA in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently serves as a Director of SESAC, Tradesmen, Outerstuff and DJO Global, and was previously a Director of AlliedBarton Security Services.