Verdun S. Perry is the Global Head of Blackstone Strategic Partners (“Strategic Partners”), Blackstone’s dedicated secondary fund manager, with over $61 billion of assets under management. Since 2000, Strategic Partners has been one of the market’s most prolific investors, having completed over 1,900 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 chairs the investment committee for each of Strategic Partners’ funds.
Perry founded Blackstone’s Diverse Professionals Network (“DPN”) in 2014 and chaired the network for its first 6 years. He was a member of the David Rockefeller Fellows Class of 2016. In 2021, Perry was selected as a Fellow of the fifth class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Perry is a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, where he serves as a member of the Financial Sustainability Committee. He also serves on the boards of The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), and the Apollo Theatre.
Perry received a B.A. degree from Morehouse College and a MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow.