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Bill Gray

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Bill Gray

Director Since 06/05/18

Bill Gray has served as a Senior Advisor to Blackstone's Private Equity Group since October 2010, advising various Blackstone portfolio companies on sales and marketing strategies to further brand development, as well as on issues management, user experience, channel expansion and digital transformation. Mr. Gray also serves as an investor and/or an advisor to a number of digitally oriented ventures including QF (QuickFrame) Video (a short form Video content creator), Dagne Dover (fashion handbag and accessory start up), and KARD (a charge card digital loyalty rewards start up). Prior to joining Blackstone, Bill spent 32 years at The Ogilvy Group, the world’s fifth largest communications firm, where he held a succession of leadership positions culminating in the roles of CEO Ogilvy Group North America (2005-2009). Mr. Gray serves as a Director of SeaWorld Entertainment and of HeathMarkets (a health insurance distribution and underwriter co-owned by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs), and he previously served as a Director of the Harleysville Property Casualty Insurance and Zinio Digital Newsstand (3000 digital global magazines) and as a Trustee of Century Capital Family of Mutual Funds. Mr. Gray graduated from Harvard College and received his MBA from the Darden School University of Virginia.