Eric Liaw

Senior Managing Director, Finance at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Eric Liaw

Eric Liaw

Senior Managing Director, Finance at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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12

Birthday

1982

Age

39

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Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Former President at Blackstone Alternative Credit Advisors LP

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Secretary & Chief Legal Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Finance at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Private Equity Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Blackstone Energy Partners II LP

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Chief Administrative Officer & Global Head of Investor Relations & Business Development at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Eric Liaw
Senior Managing Director, Finance at The Blackstone Group, Inc.
Education
BBA with Highest Honors

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

MBA with Distinction

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Senior Managing Director
2014 - Current

Blackstone Corporate Private Equity invests in growth-oriented companies located across the globe. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of broad range of sectors. It provides financing for buyout and growth capital requirements.

Senior Managing Director, Finance
Current

The Blackstone Group, Inc. engages in the provision of investment and fund management services. It operates through the following segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions and Credit. The Private Equity segment consists of flagship corporate private equity funds, Blackstone Capital Partners funds, sector-focused corporate private equity funds, including energy-focused funds, Blackstone Energy Partners funds, and core private equity fund, Blackstone Core Equity Partners. The Real Estate segment includes management of core real estate fund and non-exchange traded restate investment trusts. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment comprises of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, which manages hedge funds and includes Indian-focused and Asian-focused closed-end mutual funds. The Credit segment includes GSO Capital Partners LP, which manages credit-oriented funds. The company was founded by Stephen Allen Schwarzman in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Managing Director-Private Equity Group
2014 - ?

Blackstone Management Partners LLC engages in the provision of investment management services. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Director
2012 - 2013

Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corp., is an American company located in Ridgefield, CT. The firm provides oil and gas refining, retail and transportation services. David L. Lamp is the CEO, in this role since 2014.

Director
2010 - Prior

Northern Tier Energy LLC engages in oil and gas refining, retail, and pipeline operations. Its products include gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and asphalt which are then marketed to resellers and consumers. The company was founded on June 23, 2010 and is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

Director
Prior

Northern Tier Energy is an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail, and pipeline operations that serve the PADD II region of the United States. Refining Business Northern Tier Energy’s refining business primarily consists of an 81,500 barrels per calendar day (84,500 barrels per stream day) refinery located in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. The St. Paul Park Refinery has a Nelson complexity index of 11.5, which refers to the ability of a refinery to produce finished products based on its investment intensity and cost relative to other refineries. The refinery’s complexity allows it to process a variety of light, heavy, sweet and sour crudes into higher value refined products. The St. Paul Park Refinery is one of only two refineries in Minnesota and one of four refineries in the Upper Great Plains area within the PADD II region. The PADD II region covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The refinery’s strategic location allows it direct access, primarily via the Minnesota Pipeline, to what the Company believes are abundant supplies of advantageously priced crude oils. Many of these crude oils have historically priced at a discount to NYMEX WTI. Further, over the past twelve months, NYMEX WTI has traded at an additional discount relative to waterborne crude oils such as Brent, which has contributed to strong refining margins at the St. Paul Park refinery. The Company expects to continue to benefit from access to these growing crude oil supplies. By 2030, according to the CAPP, total Canadian crude oil production is expected to grow to 6.2 million bpd from 2011 production of 3.0 million bpd. Crude oil production from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota has also increased significantly, helping to grow crude oil production in North Dakota from approximately 98,000 bpd in 2005 to approximately 769,000 bpd as of December 2012, and is expected to continue to grow due to improvements in unconventional resource production techniques. The refinery’s location also allows it to distribute its refined products throughout the Midwestern United States. The refinery produces a broad slate of refined products including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and asphalt, which are then marketed to resellers and consumers primarily in the PADD II region. Northern Tier Energy also owns various storage and transportation assets, including a light products terminal, a heavy products terminal, storage tanks, rail loading/unloading facilities and a Mississippi river dock. The refining business also includes a 17% interest in the Minnesota Pipe Line Company, which owns and operates the Minnesota Pipeline, a 455,000 bpd crude oil pipeline system that transports crude oil (primarily from Western Canada and North Dakota) for approximately 300 miles from the Enbridge pipeline hub at Clearbrook, Minnesota to the refinery. The Minnesota Pipeline has historically transported the majority of the crude oil used and processed in the refinery. Retail Business As of December 31, 2012, the retail business operated 166 convenience stores under the SuperAmerica brand and also supported 70 franchised convenience stores, which are also operated under the SuperAmerica brand. These convenience stores are located primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin and sell various grades of gasoline and diesel, tobacco products and immediately consumable items such as non-alcoholic beverages, beer, prepared food and a large variety of snacks and prepackaged items. The refinery supplies substantially all of the gasoline and diesel sold in the company-operated and franchised convenience stores. Northern Tier Energy also owns and operates SuperMom’s Bakery, which prepares and distributes baked goods and other prepared food items for sale in the company-operated and franchised convenience stores and other third party locations.

Transactions
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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, EagleClaw Midstream purchase BCP Raptor II LLC from Global Infrastructure Management LLC, Energy Spectrum Capital

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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity purchases Ulterra Drilling Technologies LP from American Securities LLC

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