Julia Kahr is a Principal in Blackstone's Corporate Private Equity group. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Julia has been involved in the execution of Blackstone's investments in SunGard, Encore Medical and DJ Orthopedics. Before joining Blackstone, she was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she worked with companies in a variety of industries, including health care, financial services, media and entertainment and consumer goods. Julia is also the sole author of Working Knowledge, a book published by Simon & Schuster in 1998. She currently serves on the board of DJ Orthopedics and is also a member of the board of Episcopal Social Services.
Julia received a BA in Classical Civilization from Yale University where she graduated summa cum laude. She received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.