Viral Patel

Viral Patel

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Viral has served as a member of the Board of Directors since December 2020. He has served as a Senior Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group at Blackstone since 2012. Since joining Blackstone in 2005, he has been involved in the execution of the firm's investments in Ai Media, Cloudreach, Cylance, Gates, Hidrovias, JDA, Milestone Equipment Corp, Penn Engineering, TITUS and Targa Resources.

Prior to joining Tactical Opportunities in 2012, Viral was a Managing Director with Blackstone Securities Partners where he focused on structured finance transactions across several industries including financial institutions, consumer, media, and healthcare. Select advisory clients include Bank Of America, Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, GIC, Qatar Foundation, Morgan Stanley, AIG, Kraft, and the New York Public Asset Fund.

Before joining Blackstone, Viral was a member of the Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Structured Products businesses.

Viral graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. He serves on the Boards of Ai Media, Cloudreach, Hidrovias, JDA, Penn Engineering and TITUS.