Team

  • Baylor Wei
    Baylor Wei
    General Partner

     Baylor Wei graduated from The University of Utah with a bachelor of Computer Science and studied Financial Mathematics in Stanford University.She started her first enterprise of Super Wasabi in 2013 and it had been merged by Sephora.As the CEO of one of the most famous cross-border electronic commerce in north America—Snackoo, which has raised 8.5 million USD from NEA Venture Capital, Baylor Wei is not only responsible for the daily management and operation of Snackoo, but also managing the private equity portfolio of 8.5 million USD.

  • Tripp Smith
    Tripp Smith
    Strategic Partner

     Tripp Smith is co-founder of GSO Capital Partners.GSO Capital Partners LP is the global credit investment platform of Blackstone. With approximately $89 billion of assets under management, GSO is one of the largest alternative managers in the world focused on the leveraged-finance, or non-investment grade related, marketplace. GSO seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in its business by investing in a broad array of strategies including mezzanine debt, distressed investing, leveraged loans and other special-situation strategies.

  • Rob Harper
    Rob Harper
    Strategic Partner

     Rob Harper is a Senior Managing Director and Head of U.S. Asset Management in the Real Estate group. Since joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Harper has been involved in analyzing Blackstone’s real estate equity and debt investments in all property types.

  • Prakash Melwani
    Prakash Melwani
    Senior Managing Director

     Prakash A. Melwani is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and is based in New York. He is Chief Investment Officer of the Private Equity Group and chairs each of its Investment Committees. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Melwani has led Blackstone’s investments in Kosmos Energy, Foundation Coal, Texas Genco, Ariel Re, Pinnacle Foods, RGIS Inventory Specialists, Performance Food Group, Crocs and Ascend Learning. He serves as a Director of Ascend Learning, Crocs, RGIS Inventory Specialists and Blackstone strategic partner, Patria. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Melwani was a founding partner of Vestar Capital Partners and served as its Chief Investment Officer. Prior to that, he was with the management buyout group at The First Boston Corporation and with N.M. Rothschild & Sons in Hong Kong and London. Mr. Melwani received a First Class Honors degree in Economics from Cambridge University, England, and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhodes Fellow. Mr. Melwani sits on the Boards of St. Bernard’s School in New York City and The Akanksha Fund. He serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University, and the Board of Cambridge in America. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Stephen Can
    Stephen Can
    Strategic Partners

     Stephen H. Can is Senior Managing Director and Co-head of Strategic Partners, Blackstone’s secondary private fund of funds business, which was acquired from Credit Suisse in August 2013. Mr. Can is the founding member of Strategic Partners, joining DLJ in 2000 as a Managing Director. Before joining Strategic Partners, Mr. Can worked with the IBM Pension Funds where he co-managed a $7.9 billion private equity portfolio with a focus on both secondary and primary investing. Mr. Can is the Chairman of the Strategic Partners Investment Committees, and previously served on the investment committee of CS Private Equity Strategies, L.P., Real Estate Capital Partners IV, L.P., Credit Suisse Selected Partners, L.P, and Credit Suisse First Boston Fund Investments VII, L.P.

  • Yue, Leng
    Yue, Leng
    General Partner

    Dr.  Leng yue graduated from University of Cambridge with a doctor of Public Health and is working as a researcher at UCSF, scholar at Atlantic Fellow at Global Brain Health Institute, the member of American academy of sleep medicine and distinguished professor of Shanghai Children's Medical Center. She had published more than10 SCI papers in JAMA Neurology, Neurology, SLEEP and Internatinal Journal of Epidemiology and audited the articles in Lancet Neurology and Sleep Medicine Review. The great achievement in medical area makes she always be invited to do the academic presentation in famous international conferences. She is responsible to manange the NIH Career Development Award Fund now.