William Tugurian is a Principal in the Private Wealth Management Group involved in raising capital for Blackstone’s private and public funds in the Southern California region, which also includes Arizona, Utah and Southern Nevada. Prior to joining Blackstone in July, 2014, Mr. Tugurian was a Managing Director at Arcus Capital Partners, a boutique investment advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was responsible for business development and client service for Arcus in the Western United States. In addition, Mr. Tugurian served as Head of Arcus’ West Coast office. Previously, Mr. Tugurian was an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management business. He spent 16 years at Morgan Stanley, including 12 years as a Private Wealth Advisor in the firm’s Private Wealth Management group and was based in New York. In addition, Mr. Tugurian spent four years in various management roles throughout Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Mr. Tugurian holds a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a BA from the University of Alabama.