Verdun S. Perry is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and the Global Head of Strategic Partners Fund Solutions (“Strategic Partners”), Blackstone’s dedicated secondary fund manager, with $35 billion of assets under management.
Since 2000, Strategic Partners has been one of the market’s most prolific investors, having completed over 1,400 transactions focused on the purchase of private equity limited partnership interests and co-investments in leveraged buyout, real estate, venture capital and infrastructure assets.
Perry joined Strategic Partners when it was founded in 2000 and sits on the investment committee for each of Strategic Partners’ funds.
Perry serves on the boards of The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Morehouse College and The Apollo Theatre.
Perry is also a member of the Advisory Council for the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), and is a member of the Leadership Council for the East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP).
Perry received a B.A. from Morehouse College in 1994, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa, as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2000, where he was a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow.