Managing Director, Global Head of Investments, BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP)
Lynn Baranski, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Investments for BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP) within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). She is a member of the BAI Exco and PEP's Management Committee, Investment Committee, and Valuation Committee.
Ms. Baranski's service with the firm dates back to 1997, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Before joining PEP in 2001, she worked for four years as a high yield portfolio manager and research analyst in the fixed income division. She joined MLIM from Bank of America Securities, Inc. (formerly NationsBank), where she was a member of the Financial Sponsor Advisory group. In this position, she advised clients on optimal capital structures for leveraged-buyouts and reviewed several private equity fund commitments on behalf of the bank.
Ms. Baranski currently serves on the advisory boards of certain funds managed by Certares LLC, Black Diamond, Tailwind Capital Partners, 1315 Capital and Z Capital Partners. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors of Juweel Holdings, Travel Leaders Group and Guardian Alarm and is an observer to the Board of Directors of American Express GBT. She previously participated on the boards of TowerCo, Canbriam Energy, and Evenflo.
Ms. Baranski earned a BA degree in history and art history from Wake Forest University and an MBA degree in finance from Vanderbilt University.