Erik Lisher is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the Restructuring and Special Situations Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. Previously, Mr. Lisher was a Managing Director in the Investor Relations & Business Development Group at Blackstone involved in all aspects of fundraising activities for the Private Equity, Energy and Tactical Opportunities funds. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Restructuring & Reorganization Group where he worked from 2003 to 2013 on a variety of strategic advisory and restructuring transactions for companies and creditor groups. Examples of Mr. Lisher’s public assignments include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hawker Beechcraft, Levitz Home Furnishings, Marchon Eyewear, Meridian Lightweight Technologies and XL Capital. He also served as a board member of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Lisher was an Associate at JPMorgan in the investment banking group where he executed various M&A, high yield and leveraged finance transactions. Mr. Lisher is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York and a member of the Wake Forest College Board of Visitors. Mr. Lisher received a BA from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.