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Paul Blank

President & COO, Kayne Anderson

  • Los Angeles

Paul Blank is the president and chief operating officer of Kayne Anderson. In this role, Blank is a member of the executive team, serves on each of the firm’s investment committees and is a member of Kayne Anderson’s board of directors. Blank manages the operating committee made up of the chief financial officer, general counsel, chief compliance officer, chief technology officer, head of HR and CFO of finance. Blank also serves as the strategic point of contact between the investment teams and the client relations group, providing strategic positioning and guidance on development opportunities for the firm and is responsible for external and internal communications and public affairs.

Prior to re-joining Kayne Anderson in 2011, Blank was a partner at the multimedia firm Joe Trippi & Associates providing senior strategic counsel, media relations and campaign management to corporations, non-profits, unions and political leaders worldwide. Blank helped pioneer the use of cutting-edge technologies in communications campaigns and served in leadership positions on two Presidential campaigns and as a senior adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown’s successful 2010 gubernatorial election. Early in his career, Blank worked at Kayne Anderson as a junior analyst, mainly focused on energy infrastructure.

Blank earned a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy.