PJT Partners Appoints Costos To Board of Directors

Feb 9 2017 | 11:13pm ET

Paul Taubman’s PJT Partners has named former U.S. Ambassador James Costos to the company’s board of directors.

Ambassador Costos was most recently the U.S. envoy to Spain and Andorra from August 2013 to January 2017. Before his role in the Foreign Service, he was vice president of global licensing and retail for HBO from 2007 to 2013. Beforehand, he served as CEO of Eight Cylinders, Head of Promotions and Consumer Products at Revolution Studios, and held senior roles for more than a decade at Hermès of Paris and Tod’s S.p.A.

“We are very pleased to welcome James to PJT Partners and are confident that his broad and international marketing, operating and management experience will make him a strong asset to our board,” said Taubman in a statement. “We look forward to benefiting from his knowledge, relationships and fresh insights as we work to maximize value for all shareholders.”

PJT Partners was founded in 2013 by Taubman and merged into Blackstone Group’s spinoff of its advisory and fund placement business. The company is a global investment bank focused on a wide array of strategic advisory, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and placement services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional investors and governments around the world.

The company also provides, through its subsidiary Park Hill Group, private fund advisory and placement services for alternative investment managers, including private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds. 

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