J. Tomilson Hill is president and chief executive officer of BAAM, a vice chairman of The Blackstone Group and a member of the board of directors of the general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. Mr. Hill previously served as co-head of the corporate and mergers and acquisitions advisory group before assuming his role as CEO of BAAM. In his current capacity, Mr. Hill is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the group, including investment management, client relationships, marketing, operations and administration. He is a member of the board of directors of Patria Investment Limited. He also serves as a member of Blackstone's management and executive committees. Before joining Blackstone in 1993, Mr. Hill began his career at First Boston, later becoming one of the co-founders of its mergers & acquisitions department. After running the mergers & acquisitions department at Smith Barney, he joined Lehman Brothers as a partner in 1982, serving as co-head and subsequently head of investment banking. Later, he served as co-chief executive officer of Lehman Brothers and co-president and co-COO of Shearson Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. Mr. Hill is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, and a member of the board of directors of Lincoln Center Theater, where he serves as chairman. He also serves on the board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Telluride Foundation, the Advantage Testing Foundation, and of Our Lady Queen of Angels School, a parochial school (K-8th grade) in Spanish Harlem. He is a member of the advisory board of Christie's and a member of the board of directors of OpenPeak Inc. and Advantage Testing, Inc. He is based in New York.