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 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 & 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 30 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 The Weather Channel Companies, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and TEGNA. Ms. Greenthal is also a Trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The James Beard Foundation, Simmons College and is an Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.