Blackstone hired Christine Feng, a former senior executive at Amazon focused on mergers and acquisitions, to the firm as senior managing director. 

Feng will be based in San Francisco and focus on technology investing for Blackstone’s opportunistic investing platform, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, and will also work closely with Blackstone’s credit investing platform, GSO.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Feng led data and analytics M&A in corporate development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she sourced, evaluated, negotiated and executed acquisitions and investments to support AWS’s strategic priorities. Before joining AWS, she was a senior member of the corporate development team at Microsoft, where she focused on evaluating and executing acquisitions and divestitures across all of Microsoft’s business units. Prior to Microsoft, Feng was at Rhone Capital, where she worked on middle market private equity buyouts. Feng started her career in investment banking as part of the global mergers and acquisitions team at JPMorgan.

“To successfully invest in the technology sector, it helps to have worked at some of the most innovative technology companies in the world. Christine’s experience working at Amazon and Microsoft makes her a fantastic addition to our team as we continue to identify new opportunities to invest and partner with innovative companies reshaping the world,” David Blitzer, global head of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, said.

“We see tremendous opportunity across the technology sector and are thrilled to welcome Christine. She brings technology expertise, investing experience and deep relationships in Silicon Valley that will be invaluable to Blackstone and our investors,” Dwight Scott, global head of GSO, said.

“I am pleased to join Blackstone as it continues to increasingly focus on investing in fast-growing companies and technological leaders. The firm’s scale, global reach and resources are immense and I look forward to partnering with their world-class team,” Feng said.