PJ is a Managing Director of Blake Street Group. He brings over 20 years of experience to deploy both a commercial knowledge of private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds with expertise in leadership assessment, talent management, and organizational strategy across multiple industries.
He was previously the Founder and Managing Partner of Lincoln Square Partners and a Principal at Green Peak Partners, where he assessed hundreds of candidates for C-suite positions and numerous management teams during diligence and post-close. Earlier in his career, he led commercial due diligence projects for mid-market private equity firms at EY-Parthenon and served clients in numerous industries and nonprofit organizations at McKinsey & Company.
PJ has led nonprofit organizations as the CEO or Executive Director and has served on several Boards, including the Princeton University Board of Trustees and the Council for Urban Professionals. He continues to provide pro bono services to several non-profit organizations.
He has a MBA from Harvard Business School, a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an AB from Princeton University. He is also a CTI-trained executive coach.
PJ was born in South Korea and grew up in Belgium, Louisiana, and Tennessee. He is still frequently amazed that he has now lived in New York City for over 20 years with his urbane wife and children.