Michael Ryder is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group and is based in New York. Before joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Ryder was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners where he was responsible for investments in the energy, chemicals and diversified industrials sectors. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker in Morgan Stanley’s Global Energy and Utilities Group. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Ryder was a management consultant with Bain and Company and Marakon Associates. Mr. Ryder received a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honors and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Ryder also received an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. Mr. Ryder currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Scholarship America.