Matthew Ruggiero is a Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. Mr. Ruggiero has over ten years of experience in investment banking with a focus on structured financing and M&A advisory assignments for clients across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining PJT Partners in 2015, Mr. Ruggiero was a Vice President with The Blackstone Group since 2009, where he focused on structured financing and M&A assignments. He began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch, where he advised clients on a range of M&A, debt and equity-linked financing assignments. Mr. Ruggiero received a BS in Finance from Wake Forest University where he graduated summa cum laude.