Craig Schortzmann is a Managing Director in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in New York.
Mr. Schortzmann has over 20 years of asset management investing experience, of which 15 years have been focused on acquiring GP stakes. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Mr. Schortzmann launched Stonyrock Partners in 2019, a middle-market focused GP Stakes platform, where he was Managing Partner. While at Stonyrock, Mr. Schortzmann led the firm’s investment underwriting, diligence, structuring, and execution efforts. Prior to launching Stonyrock Partners, Mr. Schortzmann was at The Blackstone Group for over 5 years and helped launch Blackstone’s Strategic Capital Holding Fund and played an integral role in capital raising and investing Blackstone’s inaugural GP Stakes fund. During his time with Blackstone Mr. Schortzmann was a Managing Director and Investment Committee Member and led 5 GP investments which accounted for over $1.3B of invested capital. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Schortzmann was a Principal at Asset Management Finance, an affiliate of Credit Suisse, and helped lead investments in 21 asset management firms across alternative, traditional, and wealth asset management.
Mr. Schortzmann received a BA in History from Wesleyan University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.