Nate Kempner is a Principal and focuses on North American credit. Prior to joining Taconic, Mr. Kempner was an analyst in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone Group where he researched, assessed and recommended leveraged buyout investments for Blackstone’s private equity funds in a variety of industries. Mr. Kempner received a B.S. in Engineering Science (Electrical) and Economics, cum laude and with distinction in both majors, from Yale University in 2005. He also received an M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School in 2010, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and received the John L. Loeb Award.