Bennett J. Goodman

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Bennett J. Goodman
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Occupation Senior Managing Director & Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners
Employer The Blackstone Group
Location Greater New York area
Website The Blackstone Group Website

Bennett J. Goodman is senior managing director of The Blackstone Group and a member of the Blackstone Group executive committee, is a founder of GSO Capital Partners[1].


Previously, Goodman was chairman, founder and managing partner of the Alternative Capital Division of Credit Suisse First Boston. He was responsible for overseeing $33 billion of assets under management, including investment partnerships for private equity investments, mezzanine securities, real estate investments and several credit oriented investment strategies.

He was a member of the executive board and the management council of CSFB. Additionally, he served as the chairman of the Corporate Bank, overseeing CSFB's $35 billion of global corporate lending activities.

Goodman joined CSFB in 2000 when it acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette ("DLJ") where he was global head of leveraged finance. Bennett Goodman joined DLJ in 1988 as the founder of the high yield capital markets group. In 1993, DLJ became the #1 global issuer of high yield bonds and Goodman's team retained that coveted market position for the next 11 consecutive years. Prior to joining DLJ, he worked in the high yield business at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1984 to 1988.

He is on the Board of Directors of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Cancer Research Institute and the American Jewish Committee (Westchester Chapter).

He also serves on the Dean's Council of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and the investment committee of the Lafayette College endowment. Mr. Goodman received the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from Euromoney Magazine for his career achievements in the global capital markets.


Goodman graduated from Lafayette College and the Harvard Business School.


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