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Matthew Runkle

Sr. Managing Director

Infrastructure — New York

Matthew Runkle is a Senior Managing Director in the Infrastructure Group where he focuses on investments in the renewables, utility, and midstream sectors. Since joining Blackstone in 2017, Mr. Runkle has been involved in the execution of Blackstone investments, including Tallgrass Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners.


Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Runkle spent 15 years at ArcLight Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on energy infrastructure investments, most recently as a Principal. While at ArcLight, Mr. Runkle sourced, executed, and actively managed investments in assets and companies across the midstream and renewables sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Runkle began his career at The NorthBridge Group as an Analyst, where he focused on corporate strategy for vertically integrated utilities.


Mr. Runkle received a BS in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University.  Mr. Runkle serves as a director of Tallgrass Energy.  He also serves as a trustee of the Brooklyn Community Board of the Jeremiah Program, a non-profit social services organization.