Blackstone recruits White as senior advisor

In his new role, he will advise across Blackstone’s businesses, with an emphasis on Blackstone Growth, the firm’s growth equity investing platform.

  • Previously, White served as president and chief operating officer of Bakkt
  • Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of Coinbase
  • Blackstone has $941 billion in assets under management

Blackstone has named Adam White as a senior advisor.

In his new role, he will advise across Blackstone’s businesses, with an emphasis on Blackstone Growth, the firm’s growth equity investing platform.

“We are excited to welcome Adam as an advisor to Blackstone. He will help us think critically about the broader ecosystem for digital assets, including the potential areas of disruption as blockchain technology is applied to new sectors. Few people better understand both the challenges and opportunities related to the industry,” said Vishal Amin, a managing director at Blackstone Growth, in a statement.

Previously, White served as president and chief operating officer of Bakkt, the operator of a technology platform for the management of digital assets, from 2018 to 2022. Prior to Bakkt, he was vice president and general manager of Coinbase, where he was one of the earliest employees. White served in the United States Air Force as a Flight Test Engineer from 2006 to 2011 and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in optical engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2006.

Blackstone has $941 billion in assets under management.