Blackstone Entrepreneurs

Blackstone Entrepreneurs are individuals selected by the Steering Committee based on business experience, expertise, and commitment. They form a team that leads on behalf of the network, and this team assists at least two BEN Companies as they scale.

Peter Bassett  CEO, Aspen Brewing Company Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016-2018

Peter Bassett
CEO, Aspen Brewing Company
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016-2018

Bernee Strom  Partner, Next Level Associates Blackstone Entrepreneur 2017

Bernee Strom
Partner, Next Level Associates
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2017

Mark Hopkins  Managing Director, Crescendo Capital Partners Blackstone Entrepreneur to Steering Committee 2016

Mark Hopkins
Managing Director, Crescendo Capital Partners
Blackstone Entrepreneur to Steering Committee 2016

Art Zeile  Founder/CEO Hosting.com Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Art Zeile
Founder/CEO Hosting.com
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Andrew McGregor  Principal, McGregor & Associates Blackstone Entrepreneur 2017

Andrew McGregor
Principal, McGregor & Associates
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2017

Kristin Russell  President, Global Services, Arrow Electronics Blackstone Entrepreneur 2018

Kristin Russell
President, Global Services, Arrow Electronics
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2018

Barry Gafner  President, Gafner Family Foundation; and Former VP of Sales, Marketing, and Field Operations at Cisco Systems Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Barry Gafner
President, Gafner Family Foundation; and Former VP of Sales, Marketing, and Field Operations at Cisco Systems
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Dan O'Brien  Partner, Skyline Partners Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Dan O'Brien
Partner, Skyline Partners
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Steve Halstedt  ManiaTV! Market Force Information, Inc. TensorComm, Inc. Blackstone Entrepreneur 2017

Steve Halstedt
ManiaTV!
Market Force Information, Inc.
TensorComm, Inc.
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2017

George Heinrichs  Managing Partner, Public Safety Ventures & Co-Founder/President/Former CEO, Intrado Inc. Blackstone Entrepreneur 2015

George Heinrichs
Managing Partner, Public Safety Ventures & Co-Founder/President/Former CEO, Intrado Inc.
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2015

Rich Kylberg  Arrow Electronics Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Rich Kylberg
Arrow Electronics Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

John Marotta  Former CEO, Emerge Medical Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

John Marotta
Former CEO, Emerge Medical
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Sue Stash  Managing Director, Billion People Project Blackstone Entrepreneur 2018

Sue Stash
Managing Director, Billion People Project
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2018

Mark Retzloff  Co Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy and Alfalfa’s Markets Blackstone Entrepreneur 2015

Mark Retzloff
Co Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy and Alfalfa’s Markets
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2015

Lisa Reeves  Senior Vice President of Product, Zenefits Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016

Lisa Reeves
Senior Vice President of Product, Zenefits
Blackstone Entrepreneur 2016