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Natalie J. McDonald

CFO & Principal
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Biography

Professional Summary:

As a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, taxation and business advisory, Ms. McDonald serves as Blackstone’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing the accounting, finance, budgeting, and human resource teams.

Selected Project Experience:

Ms. McDonald has been with Blackstone since its inception.  Prior to this Ms. McDonald’s professional career includes over a decade with an international accounting firm in Australia, Ft. Lauderdale, New York City and Boston. Initially, she specialized in the audit of clients having significant equity or debt investments in the real estate industry; experience includes audit team management, preparation of information for public filings and initial registration of stock, and preparation of financial information for securitization of subordinate mortgage transactions. Ms. McDonald broadened her expertise by joining the firm’s merger and acquisitions group in New York. Her responsibilities included oversight of all phases of financial due diligence; review of valuation models; planning strategic accounting structuring alternatives for equity buyers, and preparation and review of accounting matters in debt and equity registration statements.

Education and Professional Affiliations:

  • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Commerce
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia
  • Association of Chartered Accountants, US