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.
Mr. Can received an A.S. in Business Administration from J.C.C. S.U.N.Y. in 1980, a B.A. magna cum laude in Accounting from Plattsburgh S.U.N.Y. in 1982 and an M.S. in Finance from the Krannert Business School at Purdue University in 1984 where he was named outstanding graduate instructor. Mr. Can subsequently earned C.P.A., C.M.A., and C.F.M. designations.