LUNCH 12:00 p.m. LECTURE 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Quella is responsible for monitoring the strategy and operational performance of Blackstone portfolio companies and providing direct assistance in the oversight of large investments. He is also a member of the firms Private Equity Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2004, Mr. Quella was a Managing Director and Senior Operating Partner with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners-CSFB Private Equity. Prior to that, Mr. Quella worked at Mercer Management Consulting and Strategic Planning Associates, its predecessor firm, where he served as a senior consultant to CEOs and senior management teams, and was Co-Vice Chairman with shared responsibility for overall management of the firm.
Mr. Quella received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Chicago/University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA with deans honors from the University of Chicago. He is also the co-author of Profit Patterns: 30 Ways to Anticipate and Profit from the Strategic Forces Reshaping Your Business (1999). Mr. Quella has been a member of various private equity company boards and currently serves as a director of Allied Waste, Intelenet Global Services, Graham Packaging, Michaels Stores, Inc., The Nielsen Group, and Vanguard Health Systems.