Karl Knapp is a Partner and Head of Global Industrials in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. Mr. Knapp joined PJT Partners from Blackstone Advisory Partners and has over 29 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Knapp spent 12 years at UBS Investment Bank, where he was a Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking Division and Head of the Global Industrials Group. While at UBS, Mr. Knapp was also a member of the firm’s Global Management and Executive Committees for the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Knapp joined UBS from Morgan Stanley and, prior to that, worked at both Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and E.F. Hutton and Company. Mr. Knapp received his MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA, magna cum laude, from Boise State University.