Eric McAlpine is a Managing Director in Blackstone Advisory Partners LP and is based in Menlo Park. Since joining Blackstone Eric has been involved in transactions in all sectors of the technology industry with a particular focus in software, Internet, and financial technology. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Eric was a Vice President in Citigroup’s Technology Group based in Silicon Valley where he worked on transactions for such clients as Oracle, Symantec, Intuit, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, SSA Global (now Infor), Taleo, Acer, XM Satellite Radio, and Entegris.  Eric previously served as a Captain in the US Air Force serving in various engineering and technical roles. Eric earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Purdue University and an MS in Engineering Management and Systems at the University of Dayton.  Eric also earned an MBA with Distinction at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.