Senior Advisor in Private Equity, Blackstone Group

Jill A. Greenthal is a Senior Advisor in Private Equity at the Blackstone Group. Prior to September 2007, Ms. Greenthal was a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group at Blackstone. She is based in Boston.

Before joining Blackstone in 2003, Ms. Greenthal was Co-Head of the Global Media Group, Co-Head of the Boston Office and a member of the Executive Board of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Greenthal was also Co-Head of the Boston office of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, before its acquisition by CSFB. Prior to joining DLJ, she was Head of the Media Group at Lehman Brothers.

Ms. Greenthal has advised and financed media companies for over 20 years, having worked in all sectors of the business. As a Senior Advisor to Blackstone's Private Equity group, Ms Greenthal works closely with the global media and technology teams to assist in investments in those sectors. Ms. Greenthal graduated as a member of The Academy from Simmons College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In addition to serving on Akamai's Board, Ms. Greenthal is on the Board of Directors of Freedom Communications, Orbitz Worldwide, The Weather Channel and Universal Orlando. Ms. Greenthal is also a member of the Women's Executive Council of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a Trustee of The James Beard Foundation and Simmons College.