Neil P. Simpkins is a Senior Managing Director in Blacktone's Corporate Private Equity group. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Neil has overseen private equity activities in the industrial and healthcare services sectors including leading the acquisitions of TRW Automotive, Vanguard Health Systems, Team Health and Apria Healthcare Group. Before joining Blackstone, Neil was a Principal at Bain Capital. While at Bain Capital, he was involved in the execution of investments in the consumer products, industrial, healthcare, and information industries. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Neil was a consultant at Bain & Company in the Asia Pacific region and in London. He currently serves as Chairman of TRW Automotive and as a Director of Vanguard Health Systems, Team Health LLC, and Apria Healthcare Group. He previously served as a Director of Universal Orlando.
Neil graduated with honors from Oxford University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.