David Flannery is a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group and Co-Head of the Capital Solutions strategy for GSO Capital Partners. The strategy focuses on rescue lending and other public and private special situations.
Before joining GSO Capital, David was a Portfolio Manager with Anchorage Capital Group, focused on illiquid credit investing. Prior to joining Anchorage, David worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (“BAML”) where he held several global group head roles. David was the Chief Risk Officer of Global Banking & Markets. He was responsible for all aspects of risk management for the global institutional businesses, including sales and trading, investment banking, corporate and commercial lending, and commercial real estate. Previously, he served as the Global Head of Leveraged Finance & Capital Markets for BAML. In this role, he was responsible for the global origination, structuring and syndication of high yield bonds, bridge loans, and syndicated bank debt. Before joining BAML, David was the Global Head of Leveraged Finance at Deutsche Bank, where he focused on private equity sponsor relationships and transactions. David began his career at Bankers Trust Company in 1992 in the high yield bond department.
David graduated from Villanova University. He works closely with Cycle for Survival, a Sloan-Kettering sponsored organization, and with Harlem RBI. David, his wife and three children reside in Manhattan.