Blackstone Hires Senior Advisor For Tech Deals

Sep 19 2007 | 4:05pm ET

Mark Woodward has joined Blackstone Group as a senior advisor in the firm's private equity group. Woodward will be responsible primarily for sourcing and evaluating software and information technology related transactions, and will be based in San Francisco.

Most recently, Woodward served as chief executive of Serena Software, which focuses solely on application lifecycle management for distributed and mainframe systems.

“Mark’s deep knowledge of the software sector and his experience in driving change and growth as a CEO and senior executive will be an invaluable asset to Blackstone and many of our portfolio companies,” said Tony James, Blackstone’s president and chief operating officer.

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